A local developer has opened a Community Idea Centre for its major redevelopment project on Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West.
On October 14, Choice Properties opened the Centre at 2280 Dundas Street West, its planned redevelopment site. The Centre was opened to promote dialogue, foster engagement, and get feedback from the local community regarding Choice Properties’ plans for a mixed-use community at the site.
While the proposed redevelopment plan is still in its very early stages, Choice Properties released some information and renderings to the public over the weekend at its new Centre.
The development concepts for the site, which is located southeast of the Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West intersection, were based on input received at the first open house in June, according to the developers. It addresses community themes including connectivity, learning, living, working, shopping, playing and sustainability.
“This site is well-located with exceptional access to transit and matters not only to us, but to neighbouring communities, the City, the Province and people who come here every day. Our goal is to design and build an engaging, vibrant and sustainable place that residents, neighbours and visitors can be a part of.” said Joe Svec, Director of Mixed-Use Development for Choice Properties, in a release.
“We are opening a Community Idea Centre to help us stay connected with the neighbourhood as we develop plans for the site.”
The proposed development site is steps away from the Dundas West subway station, GO Bloor Station and one of only two UP Express stations between Union Station and Toronto Pearson International Airport. The site itself occupies approximately 10 acres and The City of Toronto’s Official Plan designates it as a Mixed-Use Area supporting growth opportunities in retail, office and residential uses.
Originally, the 2280 Dundas Street West building was constructed in 1962 and the area serves the Junction Triangle, Bloordale, High Park and Roncesvalles Village neighbourhoods. Currently, the retail centre at the site is anchored by a Loblaws grocery store, while also including an LCBO, KalTire, and a Coffee Time.
Choice Properties will be holding a third open house this winter, at which time it will also send a zoning application to the City.