Anticipation for Toronto's new Crosstown LRT continues to spur redevelopment visions from property owners along Eglinton Avenue seeking to densify lands near the stations. SmartREIT, the developer of SmartCentres big-box complexes who have recently moved into more urban-oriented development such as the transformation of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, is looking to take advantage of the improved transit access to redevelop their Westside Mall property, a 140,000 square foot big-box complex anchored by a FreshCo, Canadian Tire and Dollar Tree. 

Current aerial view of Westside Mall, image courtesy of Google Maps

Presented as an 'ideation' in a recent investor presentation, the rendering below depicts the construction of 12 buildings on the site. To be clear, this is not an official proposal nor application to the City, just a concept of what could be proposed for the site. The long-term vision is looking to add 2.5 million square feet of residential and retail space to the property.

Conceptual rendering of a Westside Mall redevelopment, image courtesy of SmartREIT

The development will be directly adjacent to the Caledonia Crosstown LRT Station, where Metrolinx also plans to build a new stop on the Barrie GO Line as part of its expansion: this spot have a direct GO Train connection to Union Station.

Planning overview of the Caledonia Crosstown Station, image courtesy of Metrolinx

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Related Companies:  Crosslinx Transit Solutions, GFL Environmental Inc., IBI Group, Metrolinx, NORR Architects, Toronto Transit Commission