Back in August in a post it was mentioned that a car dealership is seeking approval to open next to the Wal-Mart on the south side of St Clair Ave just before Jane St. Well after watching tidbits of information gleaned here and there, it is a strong possibility that the car dealership will be Old Mill Pontiac Buick Cadillac Limited. This GM dealership has long been operating at 2500 Bloor St West but they have sold their current site to a developer.
From the city’s backgrounder
The applicant, KLM Planning Partners Inc., has submitted an application to permit the
development of the 3.6 hectare site with 6 commercial retail buildings, including
restaurants, and a car dealership with a motor vehicle repair shop. The portion of the site
located west of Jane Street, is proposed to be used as a parking and storage area for the
car dealership’s vehicle stock. The site is to be developed in Phases, with Phase I being
the dealership, Phase II – the three building on the east portion of the site and Phase III –
the middle portion of the site. All three phases will be connected by and have access to
the internal driveways. Canadian Pacific Railway has indicated that Phase III will likely
not occur for approximately five years as the environmental remediation for the middle
portion of the site will take that long to complete. The Application Data Sheet
(Attachment 6) provides all the relevant project information.
Site and Surrounding Area
The proposed development will be located on a portion of the CPR lands on the south
side of St. Clair Avenue West at Jane Street.