Plans for the Golden Mile Shopping Centre in Toronto will transform the site from a mid-1950s suburban community mall into a transit-oriented mixed-use community.
Choice Properties has filed an Official Plan Amendment with the City of Toronto to revitalize and redevelop the site on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East in Scarborough between Victoria Park Avenue and Pharmacy Avenue. The 19-acre land is sandwiched between two future Light Rail Transit stations.
The proposal includes six new development blocks featuring a diverse mix of buildings of varying heights and density to accommodate retail, commercial, office, and a variety of residential spaces. Condominium, rental, affordable rental, affordable ownership and senior housing is all being considered. A new public park and two public squares within the property will reinforce the site as a destination and neighbourhood hub.
“For more than half a century, the Golden Mile Site has provided shopping and services to neighboring residences,” Choice Properties President and CEO John Morrison. “We are looking forward to redeveloping the property to provide a compelling retail experience while enhancing the sense of community as the City continues to evolve and grow.”
Development will be phased, starting with the relocation of a No Frills, followed by demolition of the existing mall and the development of the park and an east-west street through the property.
Choice Properties has engaged the experience and capabilities of internationally recognized and award-winning firms. Urban Strategies Inc. is the planning consultants and Giannone Petricone Associates is master plan architect.