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 180% increase in parking (from 500 current above-ground spaces to 1,400 spaces, most underground)

·       660% increase in total floor space (from 129,000 square feet to 877,200 square feet).

HVVRA’s concerns

The Humber Valley Village Residents Association (HVVRA) is not against the redevelopment of Humbertown Shopping Centre, but not a development of this magnitude. We have several concerns including:

·        preserving the unique character of our neighbourhood

·        excessive physical intensity

·        height and massing of buildings

·        traffic impact and infrastructure

·        elimination of front setbacks

·        elimination of mature trees along Royal York and Ashley

·        traffic impact and infrastructure

·        precedence for additional intensification

·        threat to long-term stability of our neighbourhood

·        impact on community services

·        lack of community open space

What you can do

·        Pay the $25 fee and join the HVVRA if you are not already a member (CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR RENEW)

·        Stay engaged RE Humbertown by following updates at and encourage your neighbours to also join HVVRA

·        Contribute additional money to our fundraising account. To ensure that our Association’s views on the Humbertown redevelopment are professionally presented to the decision-makers at City Hall, we have retained external professionals including planners, urban designers and lawyers

·        Attend the May 15 Etobicoke York Community Council Meeting at Etobicoke Civic Cwntre where HVVRA will make a deputation and the  Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, will report to the Community Council on the feasibility of conducting a Secondary Plan review or area specific zoning by-law or policy to be created for the Humbertown Plaza expansion.

·        Voice your concerns in writing to both Ward 4 Councillor Gloria Lindsay-Luby councillor lindsay, Mr. Bill Kiru, Manager of Community Planning at and Michael Hynes (Senior Planner)


How to donate

• Donations can be made at the local RBC branch at Humbertown Plaza.

or CLICK HERE to donate online.