If you are familiar with the area you'll know that there has been a huge plot of landing sitting there for quite a while. Signs went up recently regarding a zone change for commercial activity.
Eglinton Avenue / Ninth Line
I have been doing some digging and have managed to find some very interesting information regarding the potential future uses for that piece of land.
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From what I understand, the top-left area shaded in red will more than likely be a gas-station, or other motor-vehicle commercial use.
The dark-blue area around the north and north-east edges will be used as retail space, however the official plan of the City has indicated the following:
a. The following additional uses will be permitted:
- broadcasting station;
- communications and broadcasting establishment;
- radio and television transmission facility;
- telephone sales and service establishment;
b. Retail warehouses will not be permitted. (MPA-40)
The red shaded area on the south-east corner will be used as general retail/commercial space with an additional designation as follows:
a. the physical integration of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) facility with adjacent development will be encouraged. (MPA-25), (MPA-40)
Some very interesting information there for residents and possible future residents to this area – will this entice you to move here? Or put you off? I'd be interested to hear some thoughts on this.