Scarborough Agincourt locals hopeful over new development

Mid-rise building planned to replace plaza

development planned for Scarborough Agincourt
An 11-storey building is planned for the Scarborough Agincourt site. Courtesy SmartCentres

Scarborough Agincourt residents appear to support a new mid-rise building planned for the area of Highway 401 and Victoria Park Avenue. 

Most users on Urban Toronto’s forums said they were happy with the new development giving the area more density.

Some added, however, they will miss some of the stores that are being replaced but still think the proposal should go through.

One user, who had moved away from the area, talked about how the restaurants have been a common place for his friends to meet up and are often filled with regulars. The plaza is also in close vicinity to a park known for baseball games.

The company SmartCentres, known for its plaza developments, plans to build an 11-storey building at 2801 Meadowacres Dr.

It has submitted a proposal for a building to house 354 residents with retail stores on the main level facing the street. They have also proposed 177 parking spaces and 271 bicycle parking spaces.

If the development is approved, the small plaza currently housing a Wendy’s, Tim Horton, Sleep Country and King George’s arms will be demolished. For now, the project is in a pre-construction status, according to the company’s website.

Brue Hawkins, a communicator at Toronto city hall, said city planning will be working with the SmartCentres to resolve issues related to scale and the inclusion of non-residential use, among other issues.  But council’s vision for the land is for the plaza to eventually be replaced with a more intensive form of development, he said.

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Posted: Jan 29 2021 1:41 pm
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