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Stackt Container Market (28 Bathurst St, future park)

28 BATHURST ST
Ward 19 - Tor & E.York District

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Site Plan Application for retail market on south portion of lot
Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---

Applications:
Type Number Date Submitted Status
Site Plan Approval 16 269672 STE 19 SA Dec 21, 2016 Application Received
 
That's a major change, no matter what form the market takes. Looking forward to seeing the documentation on this!

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This is an interim proposal called "Stackt Container Market". Architect is LGA:
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From the Cover Letter:
Our client proposes to develop a mixed use commercial and entertainment destination using the installation of shipping containers as the main form of buildings on the subject lands. Tusk Global is leasing the property from the City to adaptively reuse this site on an interim basis. The subject lands are subject to contamination which has created specific development constraints for the site. As a result, the intention is to provide an interim use that will not foreclose on the future development and remediation of the lands. The use of shipping containers responds to that intention as the containers can be installed and removed quickly.

Will this be the first container architecture development in Toronto? I can't think of any others.

EDIT - Found this thread: http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/shipping-container-architecture-in-toronto.19662/
 

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I think this project will be massively beneficial to the area in creating a ton of small-scale retail/retail incubator space- which is what this city needs.

Dare I say that it might actually create more vibrancy in the interim period than just a park?
 
I am confused by this application. There is an existing planning application to develop the land by Build Toronto, and the local councillor is trying to rezone the land for a public park. Why would anyone put so much effort into an application on land they do not own. To make this feasible the city would have to lease them the lot, which is in terrible condition, for many years to make any money. Any idea who is behind this scheme?
 
I am confused by this application. There is an existing planning application to develop the land by Build Toronto, and the local councillor is trying to rezone the land for a public park. Why would anyone put so much effort into an application on land they do not own. To make this feasible the city would have to lease them the lot, which is in terrible condition, for many years to make any money. Any idea who is behind this scheme?

Isn't the newly-divulged plan intended to derive revenue from the shipping container situation in the interim before a more involved redevelopment potentially occurs in the future? What's wrong with that approach?
 
before a more involved redevelopment potentially occurs in the future? What's wrong with that approach?
Nothing wrong with that....... could be re-development or a re-birth of the Front street extension now that the Gardiner will be tolled
Whats going to happen to traffic when all this new development on Bathurst, Front, Wellington, Portland, King, etc is done?...who is kidding who:eek:
 
Public transit, cycling, walking. Who is kidding whom that we can fit more cars on the road? We need that space for transit and delivery vehicles. The Front Street extension wouldn't help alleviate traffic substantially, and would only encourage more driving in a city that can't realistically handle more single occupant vehicles.

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Public transit, cycling, walking. Who is kidding whom that we can fit more cars on the road? We need that space for transit and delivery vehicles. The Front Street extension wouldn't help alleviate traffic substantially, and would only encourage more driving in a city that can't realistically handle more single occupant vehicles.

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All that talk is in a perfect world, not going to happen until we choke to death with traffic...all this development will not only increase delivery trucks, but trade vehicles (roofers, electricians, plumbers, elevator technicians, heating and air conditioning guys, and so on,
haha:D, can you really say 'public transit' with a straight face? ..and id be hard pressed to believe, that in this over congested city the Front street extension would encourage more driving
 
I quit driving in the 416 in favour of walking, cycling, transit, so yeah, I can say transit with a straight face!

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There's also a streetcar line literally directly beside this site.

And, yes, in countless examples from all over the world, adding vehicular street capacity increases vehicular street volume.
 

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