Last month UrbanToronto stopped by the sales centre for The Carnaby, Streetcar Development's newest project, located at Dufferin and Queen in Beaconsfield Village. The site model helped us get a better understanding of the community Streetcar is building on this site — once complete, the trio of The Carnaby, 2 and 8 Gladstone will form a block that will be bisected with laneways, benefiting not only the residents of the condominiums but the larger neighbourhood. Continuing on the effort to serve the larger community, Streetcar recently announced that a Metro grocery store will be moving into 25,000 square feet of space below The Carnaby.

The Carnaby in Toronto by Streetcar Developments and Tact ArchitectsFuture entrance for Metro on Queen Street West, image by Craig White

The future residents of The Carnaby won't be the only one's benefiting from the new grocery store — the residential neighbourhood of Beaconsfield Village to the north will as well, as will the residents of the Bohemian Embassy on Queen, and those in Parkdale. Metro isn't the first grocery store in the area — a Price Chopper is a few doors down, and while necessary in providing inexpensive groceries, it lacks variety. Another Metro already exists in Liberty Village to the south, however the lack of north-south roads into the area (Dufferin or Strachan are the only access points at the moment) make it inconvenient for those living above King Street.

The Carnaby in Toronto by Streetcar Developments and Tact ArchitectsRendering for The Carnaby, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

For more information on The Carnaby including renderings, head over to the dataBase listing below; the story we published last month contains photos of the site model highlighting the location of the future Metro, which you can find here.