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Markington Square (3201-3227 Eglinton Ave E, RioCan, 2x 21 + 2x 18 + 3x 9s, D+S)

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What about Lawrence Plaza? (at Bathurst), it's busy, but there's so much wasted land there. Then there's Lawrence Square a few blocks away.
For some reason, I can see Lawrence Square going before Lawrence Plaza--maybe because it's more downmarket, and more of a failed 80s thing, and right by a subway station as well as public housing that's itself on the verge of redevelopment...

As far as upmarket plazas go, Humbertown might be as likely to be Chedingtonized as York Mills....
 

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Residents view concerns about Markington Square development


February 5, 2008 01:32 PM
DANIELLE MILLEY

It was standing room only at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre Monday, Feb. 4 as close to 350 residents crammed into a meeting room to hear the details of a 1,400-unit development proposed for Markington Square.
Emotions were high as people shouted out comments and questions about increased traffic, overcrowding at schools and the effect the development would have on their already under-serviced community.

Nazaline Insanally grew up in the neighbourhood and recently moved back to raise her four-year-old son. She said she is concerned about the size and scale of the development.

"The density is the biggest problem. You cannot increase the population in such an overloaded community," she said.

The increase in school-aged population is a concern for Insanally as her son already has to attend a school that is more than a 20-minute walk away instead of one of the two that would be less than a 10-minute walk. Despite this, she said, his kindergarten class has 32 students in it. She worries about what would happen if the development is built as is.

"What are his chances of getting the attention he deserves?" she said. "I expect my son to have a chance in school."

Owner RioCan submitted a proposal in November to redevelop the retail plaza, which is bordered by Kingston Road, Eglinton Avenue and Markham Road, into a mixed-used project comprised of four apartment buildings in the seven- to nine-storey range, two 23-storey towers and one 28-storey tower, as well as 26,200 square feet of retail space at the bottom of the buildings fronting Eglinton Avenue. The grocery store and beer store currently in the western portion of the plaza are to remain.

Jack Diamond, representing the applicant at the meeting, said the development would take at least 10 or 11 years to complete if approved. The plan is for a three-phase development with the section fronting Kingston Road to be developed first, probably beginning in 2010, he said. The plan calls for one and two bedrooms units.

Ward 36 (Scarborough Southwest) Councillor Brian Ashton hosted the meeting with city staff.

"This is very much the beginning of the process. ... It is not a done deal," he said.

He said a community working committee will likely be established to further discuss the application.

Jerry Lismore wasn't optimistic the consultation would result in any significant changes.

"In my mind it's a done deal because council wants the money. We're just going through the motions here," he said. "I'm concerned about how it's going to affect the atmosphere around here. This is an established neighbourhood. ... The property values have started to rise quite substantially and this will knock them down."

While opposition ran high, not everyone was opposed to the development.

Mario Bernardo said he welcomes positive change to the plaza.

"Clearly there needs to be some work done where the current property is, but something needs to be done to bring the density down," he said. "Markington Square is an eyesore."

He would like to see a cafe or restaurant succeed in the plaza.

"Everyone is saying they don't like this, but they can't tell me they like it as it is," he said.

Several residents wondered if the development would even be marketable given the last development in the area - a nine-storey building by Options for Homes - took about three years to sell out.

Diamond said the market has changed since that development broke ground.

"The City of Toronto in the last few years have been experiencing a tremendous surge in population. Recent condo sales indicate last year was a record year. We are optimistic with respect to this location, with the future transportation improvements that are being considered we believe it will be marketable," he said.

Diamond said they will try to balance the concerns of the community with the proposal put forward.

"We took our best shot at it," he said. "I think at the end of the day there will be modifications."
 

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They're going to need a school with all that development, and it should be something built from the start to accommodate intensification if there's already a lot of pressure on existing schools, and class sizes are larger. What's this about increased traffic? They're building a Transit City line, after all.
 

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Markington Square (Riocan & Diamondcorp, 4 Towers + Retail).

A revised redevelopment proposal for the Markington Square Shopping Centre was submitted in late February and is the result of a working group set up by the city, the developer and local residents and business owners in the Scarborough Village neighbourhood.

Diamondcorp has submitted revised plans to redevelop the site on Eglinton Road East between Markham Road and Kingston Road. Some of the existing stores, such as a Dominion grocery store and a Beer Store, will remain in retail units that will be included at the base of the four apartment towers now being proposed. The site is owned by RioCan, who entered into a partnership with Diamondcorp about two years ago.

The submitted revised proposal includes an additional tower, but reduced height and density. Diamondcorp is now looking to build two 18-storey towers and two 21-storey towers, with a total of 1,057 units. The amount of retail space will stay the same. The plan also includes an expanded public park.

 

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City Planning Final Report

Report recommending approval for redevelopment of Markington Square with proposed two 21-storey towers, two 18-storey towers, and three 9-storey towers in a three phase development to be considered by Scarborough Community Council on June 9, 2009.

1,057 units proposed in total, 3.2 overall FSI

http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-21462.pdf
 

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Plans and renderings relating to the current proposal:

Overall Site Plan


Phase 1 Elevations


Phase 1 Renderings
 

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Half the units are 2 bedroom, which is good, but there's no 3 bedrooms...I'm sure that some units featuring an extra 100 sq.ft added on or moved around as a third bedroom would be popular, in this building and others.
 

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The City is holding a Community meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

Details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Place: Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Road


Proposal

The application proposes to place a Holding (H) provision on the existing zoning to restrict development for portions of the property located at 3201 to 3227 Eglinton Ave East. Neither additional development nor additional land uses are being sought through this planning application. The purpose of the holding provision is to secure the necessary requirements related tot he proposed streets, the proposed park, transportation improvements, community benefits, etc., prior to development proceeding in the future.

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information to the preliminary staff report at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.SC12.14

To speak to the planner directly, contact Katrien Darlig at 416-396-7721 or kdarling@toronto.ca
You may mail your comments to the planner at Scarborough District, 150 Borough Drive, 4th Floor, Toronto ON M1P 4N7

You may also contact Councillor Gary Crawford, Ward 36 at 416-392-4052.

Notice to correspondents:
Information will be collected in accordance with the Municpal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Our public meeting locations are wheelchair/mobility device accessible. Other reasonable accommodation or assistive services for persons with disabilities may be provided with adequate notice. Please contact Katrien Darling at 416-396-7721 or kdarling@toronto.ca with your request. The City of Toronto is committed to taking the necessary steps to insure compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

For more information, visit our website at www.toronto.ca/planning/developmentapplications
 

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The City is holding a Community meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

Details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Place: Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Road


Proposal

The application proposes to place a Holding (H) provision on the existing zoning to restrict development for portions of the property located at 3201 to 3227 Eglinton Ave East. Neither additional development nor additional land uses are being sought through this planning application. The purpose of the holding provision is to secure the necessary requirements related tot he proposed streets, the proposed park, transportation improvements, community benefits, etc., prior to development proceeding in the future.

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information to the preliminary staff report at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.SC12.14

To speak to the planner directly, contact Katrien Darlig at 416-396-7721 or kdarling@toronto.ca
You may mail your comments to the planner at Scarborough District, 150 Borough Drive, 4th Floor, Toronto ON M1P 4N7

You may also contact Councillor Gary Crawford, Ward 36 at 416-392-4052.

Notice to correspondents:
Information will be collected in accordance with the Municpal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Our public meeting locations are wheelchair/mobility device accessible. Other reasonable accommodation or assistive services for persons with disabilities may be provided with adequate notice. Please contact Katrien Darling at 416-396-7721 or kdarling@toronto.ca with your request. The City of Toronto is committed to taking the necessary steps to insure compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

For more information, visit our website at www.toronto.ca/planning/developmentapplications
Final Report: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-99348.pdf
 

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