3500 Eglinton Avenue West and 55 Ray Avenue – old Kodak site – city staff report

Proposed to remove this wall and create a private access road

Proposed to remove this wall and create a private access road - Image May 08 2009

Highlights from the city Staff Action Report

…This application proposes a mix of office, retail and service commercial uses at 3500 Eglinton Avenue West and 55 Ray Avenue.

…recommended that a community meeting be scheduled by staff, in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

ISSUE BACKGROUND

Proposal

The proposed development is for a mix of office, retail and service commercial uses having a total gross floor area of approximately 75,100 square metres. The office component would have an approximate floor area of 17,500 square metres, the retail component would have an approximate floor area of 55,575 square metres, and the service commercial component would have an approximate floor area of 2,025 square metres. A variety of retail unit sizes is anticipated, ranging from 325 square metres to 10,350 square metres.

The applicant is proposing to construct a four-storey office building fronting on Eglinton Avenue West, which will replace a portion of the retaining wall and provide pedestrian and vehicular access from Eglinton Avenue to the shopping complex. The shopping complex would consist of a variety of large and small stores fronting on a series of covered pedestrian streets, with common gathering and plaza areas. Additional office and retail uses will be provided along Ray Avenue, with service commercial uses along Industry Street.

Current natural area - proposed to be enhanced

Access to the development is proposed from Eglinton Avenue West, Photography Drive, Ray Avenue and Industry Street. The applicant is proposing a north south private drive from Eglinton Avenue West to Industry Street along the top edge of the ravine. West to Industry Street along the top edge of the ravine.
The applicant has indicated that for the lands below top of bank and located at the south east corner of the site the natural heritage features within the valley feature will be restored and enhanced.

EY27.27 – 3500 Eglinton Avenue West and 55 Ray Avenue – Zoning Amendment – Preliminary Report (Ward 12)

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  1. A.R. says:

    With the LRT coming to Eglinton, this project should aim to get the pedestrian realm right. It’s good to hear that some of the retaining wall will be demolished, providing the potential to build entrances by the street.

    • junctioneer says: (Author)

      Removing the wall will also bring the area of the development into lower Mount Dennis community.

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