Save Humbertown? – Humbertown shopping centre that is…

Humbertown a courtyard strip plaza north of Dundas St W. On Royal York Rd. which is regarded as a shopping enclave by the community surrounding it, is heading for a possible redevelopment . The details of which are in the following paragraph. The  Humber Valley Village Residents Association (HVVRA) is not against the redevelopment of Humbertown Shopping Centre, but not a development of this magnitude. To direct the redevelopment outcome to what the group says are the priorities of the community, they are running  an ongoing and  resource campaign that can be seen here and here
below is the current proposal, the site sates their is a new one coming
a 40% increase in retail space (from 111,000 square feet to 160,000 square feet)
• a 250% increase in office space
•an addition of 650 – 700 new condominium units (in five new high-rise buildings up to 210′ or 21 storeys tall)
• a 180% increase in parking (from 500 current above-ground spaces to 1,400 spaces, most underground)
•a 660% increase in total floor space (from 129,000 square feet to 877,200 square feet).
Developer image below of redevelopment.

sat map Google of the area

The Save Humbertown site


Plazza current details

270 The Kingsway, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3T7

Major Intersection:
Dundas Street West / Royal York Road

Square Feet:
135,000 Total

Major Tenants:

Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, Royal Bank of Canada, LCBO, Scotiabank, Bulk Barn , Second Cup


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  1. hana traub says:

    Leave it as is

  2. A.R. says:

    As is, it’s a boring suburban plaza that detracts from the streetscape, where most of the land is used only for storing the cars of its shoppers. Look at the aerial–the Humbertown shopping centre is mostly pavement and cars. It’s wasteful, ugly, and contributes to the urban heat island effect. The redevelopment looks quite interesting and metropolitan, like something that belongs in a city with its buildings, green space, and lack of surface parking lots. The only reasonable matter of contention is whether the increase in commercial activity and residences as proposed will have a harmful effect on the neighbourhood.

    • junctioneer says: (Author)

      The effect probably will great as perceived by the surrounding homeowners. Current there is a couple of mid rise rental towers to the south east and a recently built condo project next to the too older rental towers.

      While the parking lots are huge and a sea if asphalt. The massing of the current mall with its pass though inner courtyard is pleasant or people to interact within, something many of the local streets lack.

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