Metro supermarket and LCBO Shopping site on St Clair Av. Addition store infill on offer to

…prospective retailers.

It has been nice to have this open space in the conglomeration of stores on the site.

Yet with all the stores coming to the mall just over the way, what type of store would this be?


That sign has been up for almost a year, and no takers. With the retail development at St. Clair & Runnymede and the new Stockyards Mall at Weston Road and St. Clair this will be a tough sale. Plus there is already the Blockbuster space and the old Convenient Store space available for lease in this plaza. Perhaps only an expanded grocery store could take on this extra space. I am somewhat surprised that the LCBO hasnt expanded at this location given the glut of retail space. Perhaps they will jump ship and move to the new mall once it opens late next year. Could be disastrous for this little strip mall should the LCBO move. There is already a new Subway at the Home Depot. Starbucks will be inside the new Target. So really there wont be much of a reason to visit this particular mall stuck between Target to the East and Walmart to the West. Condo's could do well at this site (close to the new mall, leave the bank and Metro) and the 512 streetcar terminus only a short walk away.

I agree, it would be great to see a mixed-use redevelopment with condos here. I'm not surprised that no one's interested in this site which is set far from St. Clair and not even visible from the main street. The owner of the land next door which Maple Leaf Foods leases has suggested that he would be interested in mixed-use redevelopment when Maple Leaf's lease expires (about 2016-2022) from his input in the St. Clair Avenue study. A shopping centre's vitality is generally dependent on its anchor, in this case Metro, which seems to be doing well. But it could easily go in the ground floor of a condo building.

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