We are reimagining Humber Bay Shores. The site at 2150 Lake Shore Blvd. W., formerly known as Mr. Christie, is a 28-acre property that will be redeveloped to create a thriving, connected mixed-use community in South Etobicoke. Our vision is to create a place that considers present and future community needs, including the potential for a new transit hub.
First Capital purchased the 28-acre, former Mr. Christie site at 2150 Lake Shore Blvd. W. in 2016 from Mondelez (previous owner) and inherited an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board around employment use of the site. The former land use permissions, however, were not consistent with First Capital’s aspirations for a mixed-use, transit-oriented community.
First Capital initiated formal engagement with the City of Toronto on planning permissions in January 2017, resulting in a settlement during the summer of 2019 to convert the majority of the site to a Regeneration Area which would allow for a mix of uses, such as retail, residential and employment through the City’s Secondary Plan process. The settlement allowed First Capital to begin the planning process on the vision for a mixed-use development that will unlock the great potential of Humber Bay Shores, bringing new life to the streets and greater connectivity locally and to the Greater Toronto Area.
We are in the early stages of a long-term planning process for the site. There are a number of steps that are anticipated to take place over the next 3-5 years as part of the overall planning process, including a Secondary Plan process led by the City of Toronto.
In support of this process, First Capital has submitted an Official Plan Amendment Application (OPA) in the Fall of 2019, as well as a Revised Official Plan Amendment, a new Zoning-By-Law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications were submitted to the City with revisions and upgrades to the original Master Plan to address present and future community needs, including a proposed integrated GO/TTC Transit Hub.
On May 19, 2020, a Revised Official Plan Amendment, a new Zoning-By-Law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications were submitted to the City with revisions and upgrades to the original Master Plan. Key upgrades and revisions to the Master Plan include a larger park, additional community amenities and increased office space, among other additions on transportation and mobility.
Feedback and ideas gathered at Idea Fairs #1 and #2 hosted in 2018 allowed for First Capital to better understand the needs of the community and develop a proposed plan for the OPA application submitted in October 2019. On November 12, 2019, the City of Toronto hosted a community consultation meeting for the community to learn more about the Official Plan Amendment Application (OPA) submitted by First Capital for the redevelopment of 2150 Lake Shore Blvd. W. The community also had the opportunity to share feedback and ask questions, which supported the revisions to the Master Plan submitted in First Capital’s latest application to the City on May 19, 2020.
As part of our vision, we have initiated conversations with the City and Metrolinx around the addition of a Park Lawn GO Station, including our support of the project. Our transportation consultants have begun preliminary work on a potential transit hub for the site and will continue conversations throughout the process.
Internationally renowned Master Plan Architectural firm, Allies and Morrison, joined the Project Team in 2018 to lead the design of the 2150 Lake Shore Master Plan. Over the last year, Allies and Morrison have met with our team to understand the property, its neighbours and connections as part of their work on this site with us, the City and local community.
We will continue to engage the community throughout this process. Details on our next community engagement will be provided as soon as information becomes available.
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