On St Clair Ave West the construction of the replacement Old Mill Car dealership is continuing at a good pace. The dealership has sold – well related and owned companies have sold their current site at Jane St and Bloor St. for a condo development.
This one move into the area is probably going to change the corner of Jane St and St Clair West more than any other build – other than the subway (train bridge) reconstruction in the 70’s. When Danier leather moved to the North side of St Clair Ave. is the late 90’s the change started but their move did not start to change the use of the surrounding blocks from second tier car repair and small manufacturing uses to general retail.
Infill retail – probably of the chain type – if you read the developers sales material will be built between the new dealership and the existing “Walmart Mall”
In all of this – what will happen with the north side of St Clair Ave West as this new current development retail comes into operation remains to be seen.