Mixed Use

Bloor Street West and Islington Avenue

Project Introduction

This triangular property is part of the Etobicoke “City Centre” in the west end and offers a unique opportunity for redevelopment. It¬†currently houses the TTC and MiWay Bus Terminal along with the Islington subway station.

Build Toronto (now part of CreateTO)’s early concepts integrate design and construction of a new bus terminal and ways to reintegrate the site into the surrounding neighbourhood. We are working to incorporate an affordable housing component within this development.

Details

Major Intersection: Bloor Street West and Islington Avenue (3326 Bloor St. W. & Part 1226 Islington Ave.)
Surrounding Uses: Canadian Pacific Railway, Hydro One corridor and high-density residential to the north; high-density residential, commercial office buildings, retail and restaurants to the east; a residential and retail establishment to the south; and high-density residential to the west.
Ward: 3 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Councillor: Mark Grimes
Site Area (acres): 4.9
Past Use: TTC commuter parking lot, subway station, bus terminal and residential development sales centre
Proposed Use: Mixed-use with primarily a residential component
Official Plan - Land Use Designation: Mixed-Use Area
Planning and Staff Reports:

Project Objectives

  • Provide for a transit-oriented development
  • Focus on quality urban design
  • Integrate a mix of uses
  • Repurpose an underutilized site
  • Maximizing pedestrian access to the subway