Monthly Archives: May 2012

Community Council wants comprehensive review of Humbertown redevelopment

Community Council wants comprehensive review of Humbertown redevelopment

Working group to spend summer trying to resolve outstanding issues Reprinted CYNTHIA REASON  May 17, 2012 – 8:20 AM   Insidetoronto.com “The Etobicoke Guardian” An “extremely thorough” examination of the controversial Humbertown redevelopment will now be undertaken as an alternative to a broader secondary plan review shot down by city staff at this week’s meeting of the Etobicoke York Community Council. After being presented with a city report in which planning staff stated a secondary plan is “not required” on Tuesday,…
 
Humbertown plaza revamp opposed by Doug Ford

Humbertown plaza revamp opposed by Doug Ford

REPRINTED FROM CBC                            CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO CLIP CBC News Posted:May 15, 2012 6:36 PM ET Last Updated: May 15, 2012 6:25 PM ET   Coun. Doug Ford opposed a major redevelopment plan for Etobicoke’s Humbertown Shopping Centre on Monday, backing many residents who say the plan does not fit with their neighbourhood. Ford said a plan to expand retail and build several condos and townhouses at the plaza located at 270 The Kingsway, would “destroy the area” that he…
 
Residents, developer clash over new vision for Humbertown Shopping Centre

Residents, developer clash over new vision for Humbertown Shopping Centre

Reprinted CYNTHIA REASON  May 10, 2012 – 12:20 PM   Insidetoronto.com “The Etobicoke Guardian” “It’s too big. It’s too dense. It’s too tall.”                                                           Click image to go to Original Story That sentiment, opined by Gloria Lindsay Luby on the proposed redevelopment of Humbertown Shopping Centre, garnered the Etobicoke Centre councillor heady applause from a crowd of nearly 250, mostly like-minded residents at a community meeting Monday night at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute.”When the project was first shown to me and members of…
 

Humbertown shopping Centre Redevelopment What you need to know

In January 2012, First Capital Reality made an application with the City of Toronto for a complete mixed-use redevelopment of the Humbertown Shopping Centre. If approved, the residential and commercial development could result in: ·        a 40% increase in retail space (from 111,000 square feet to 160,000 square feet) ·        a 250% increase in office space (from 25,000 square feet to 80,000 square feet) ·        addition of 650 – 700 new condominium units (in five new high-rise buildings) ·        a …