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Etobicoke Civic Centre 
3745 Bloor St W, Etobicoke
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Discussion in 'Buildings' started by anonymous0024, Jan 24, 2013.

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Which of the four entries in the Etobicoke Civic Centre design competition do you favour?

Poll closed May 4, 2017.
  1. Team 1: Moriyama + Teshima, MJMA, FORREC

    17 vote(s)
    15.9%
  2. Team 2: Diamond Schmitt Architects, Michael Van Valkenberg Associates

    26 vote(s)
    24.3%
  3. Team 3: KPMB Architects, West 8

    42 vote(s)
    39.3%
  4. Team 4: Henning Larsen, Adamson Associates, PMA Landscape Architects

    22 vote(s)
    20.6%
  1. anonymous0024

    anonymous0024 Active Member

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    Don't believe this has been posted here yet.

    http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-s...o-central-etobicoke-on-vacant-westwood-lands/

     
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  2. radioheadmike

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    I doubt any development will occur on the Westwood Lands. There are a lot of dependencies on the reconfiguration of the current six points mess and with the crumbling of the Gardiner Expressway, I am confident to say that this is going to be very low priority.

    The current councilor of Ward 5 has emphasized that the land is worth more than the actual cost of reconfiguring the six points, but I feel that if we were to ever sell some of the property (most likely for condo developments) the money will go towards the Gardiner Expressway.
     
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  3. interchange42

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    Sorry Mike, but you're not reading the signs correctly.

    Peter Milczyn is pushing for a YMCA to go ahead on the Westwood lands, and he wants in under construction within 2 years. I don't know how much of the property is being eyed for the complex, but I suppose we will learn that in coming weeks as plans are finalized; it would only be a portion of it.

    The Westwood Theatre building is expected to be demolished sometime early in 2013.

    Funds obtained from the sale of the site would go into general City coffers, not directly to any particular project. One expects, meanwhile, that the City would be on the hook for some costs incurred to service the site, some of which would be recouped through development charges.

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  4. radioheadmike

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    Here's hoping. I think Mr. Milcyn is doing a great job but we need less money going into studies and more money going into developing this particular land, including Islington Subway land. A lot was supposed to happen back in 2007. The only change I've seen is the demolition of the Legion building, which only occurred so that Tridel can open its sales centre for the new condos being built north of the Islington Subway land. Yay for more condos!!!!!

    I can't even get parking at my local Grocery store :( and it is too far to walk there.
     
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  5. radioheadmike

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    Sorry if I went off topic :). Anyways I am excited for an outdoor swimming pool (maybe saltwater??). I hope it gets built within the next few years.
     
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    mike, how do you know tridel is going to open its sales centre for new condos where the canadian legion building was demolished? i am wondering what is really gonna happen there?? it would be good to see islington commuters parking lots GONE!
     
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    I heard it from Mr. Milczyn.
     
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  8. radioheadmike

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    I am not a big fan of the commuter parking lots either but I was hoping we would get more than just condos. Cordova lands + Islington Subway lands (with a wide pedestrian bridge above the train tracks) would have been perfect for something similar to shops at don mills or what they are planning to build in humber town village with a mix of condos, offices, shops, and a much needed grocery store.
     
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    Shops at islington.... That would be really nice. I assume tridel will settle for low rise condos on his huge part of the lands, and really need grocery store developed in the area!! What is the realistic time frame for the sales to begin developing to begin selling? Probably 2020s...
     
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  10. interchange42

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    The Six Points Reconfiguration Study is at the Design Review Panel right now, looking mostly at the streetscape plan. The YMCA is still expected to be the first building to be built here. It's proposed for the southeast corner of Dundas and Kipling.

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    I couldn't get a picture from the bus, but there was something going on here today. Excavators and such on site. Anyone know if this has to do with the Six Points reconfiguration or something else?
     
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    6 points.
     
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    A proposal which makes very good sense, but as a result of that it will ultimately get rejected by city counsil since everything is done with backwards logic in this city.
     
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