Mixed Use

805 Don Mills Road

Project Introduction

Currently a surface parking lot, this site sits on the corner of a very busy intersection at Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. Deemed underutilized by the City of Toronto, the opportunity on this site lies in bringing this intersection to a pedestrian scale and improving the public realm and streetscape. Safety for this well-travelled intersection is a top priority, as families and children frequent the Ontario Science Centre across the street. Build Toronto (now part of CreateTO) is envisioning a residential development with retail at grade and a future underground connection directly into the planned Eglinton Crosstown LRT Station. We are working to incorporate an affordable housing component within this development.

Details

Major Intersection: Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East
Surrounding Uses: Celestica employment complex and retail areas to the north; low-density residential to the east; a high-density residential and employment area to the south; and the Ontario Science Centre and natural parklands to the west.
Ward: 16 - Don Valley East
Councillor: Denzil Minnan-Wong
Site Area (acres): 3.1
Past Use: Parking lot
Proposed Use: Mixed Use
Official Plan - Land Use Designation: Mixed-Use Area

Project Objectives

  • Improve connectivity and safety for a busy intersection
  • Improve public realm and pedestrian connectivity
  • Create new connection and intensity around the existing and planned transit in the area