Interesting massing and development potential study by Smart Density for the Metro grocery store site at 425 Bloor West & Robert St:
425 Bloor St West (Metro Site) Mixed-Use Development along Bloor Street West Location: Bloor & Spadina Toronto, ONScale: Block PlanSize: ~6,000 GFATransit: Spadina Subway Station 425 Bloor Street West is currently occupied by a Metro supermarket. The site is very accessible: located 150 m from...smartdensity.com
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Not much setback on the Bloor frontage......pretty sure that would violate City guidelines.
Otherwise, a sensible site for intensification.
Though, I think I might prefer that a development on this site involve the JCC, not necessarily one building, but an integrated proposal.
Have to say, I think someone would have to find another supermarket site in the area for Metro first.
That store is busy and turns some serious coin per ft2.
Since Koreatown doesn't have its own thread, I deem it appropriate to share the news here that the first downtown location of Mary Brown's is now open on Bloor a couple of blocks west of Bathurst (old KFC location)!