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1 Eglinton Square 
1 Eglinton Square, Toronto
Developer: KingSett Capital


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1 EGLINTON SQ
Ward 35 - Scarborough District

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Official plan amendment comprised of five development blocks for a mixed use community. Includes land known as 1-70 Eglinton Square, 1431 & 1437 Victoria Park Avenue, 14,18,19,23 & 26 Englehart Crescent and 64, 68 Harris Park Drive. Stacked townhomes and five mixed use towers ranging from 25 to 40 storeys.

Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---


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Type Number Date Submitted Status
OPA 16 230579 ESC 35 OZ Sep 29, 2016 Under Review

This proposal is very similar to the one at Eglinton & Laird. I wonder if they'll redevelop all of Eglinton Square or just a portion of it.
 

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think of the seniors

Yeah, very curious. Five blocks may be difficult to implement with the mall however, it's not enough for the whole site. This site deserves something better, more intrinsically urban than the usually tower block plan.
 

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Surface parking still right at this key intersection? Really?
I was thinking the exact same thing. could they not put the surface parking at the back of the building if they needed to have it. I guess they don't want people to think the suburban mall no longer exists.
 

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The Metro parking lot (east) is not part of this application and The Bay has an exclusion zone across their part of the lot (west).
 

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@ProjectEnd almost certainly know more about this site's oddities than I do.

So I will stand to be corrected if some of my suppositions are in error.

But its my understanding that the corner of Pharmacy/Eg , w/the Burger King is not owned by the mall ownership group.

I also made the observation, some years ago, that when Eglinton Square first upgraded its parking lots to the contemporary lighting and landscape, that they
didn't do the lot beside the Bay, or the one beside Metro.

At that time, I was given the impression of either ownership issues or some form of lease rights that held that up. (the parking was later made uniform, but it took several years)

* Note I just looked up the property lines on the City's website. They show the area surrounding HBC as a distinct parcel, same for the area around Metro, and the Burger King again.

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The proposed layout of the site strikes me as accommodating the sorts of ownership/lease quirks noted above.

Resulting in oddities like the tower at the rear of the site along Pharmacy, all off on its own; when logically, I think, one would have put that tower right where the Burger King sits.

Curious to me, is that there doesn't seem to be a clear embrace of expanding/upgrading the mall; while also not proposing to demolish it.

The site did file for, and I believe obtain zoning for a 'regional mall' back in the 80s? I want to say......

I'm not suggesting that a 'regional' mall ought to be part of the plans; but if they want to keep a mall, then a viable one would be ideal.

The current one is busy in the Food Court and the Metro......elsewhere, mostly muddling along.

Better than many B-Class properties, but not where I would want it be as an owner.
 

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I bet the Bay and Metro probably requested some level of street visibility and parking for their stores.

Is the Burger King part of the site? There's a dotted line and perhaps it might not be part of mall property.
 

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We have a front page story up on this, along with more and larger renderings, and yet more views in the dataBase file linked at the top of the page. Pretty good intensification of the site if you ask me. More Crosstown LRT redevelopment projects of this quality please!

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I always wonder how this Bay location even makes money..

I've often wondered that too. I'm not at Eglinton Square very often (about once a year when my mother-in-law is in town - she likes it), but when I am the Hudson's Bay store seems to be busy, so maybe it does better than we think.
 

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I have never set foot in that mall. I'm rarely in that part of town, but when I have been, it has never looked remotely inviting to me. Step through those doors and you're transported to 1970s suburban dream America for all I know. I imagine that this makeover will make much more of a virtue of the place.

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