Cadillac Fairview purchased Don Mills and Lawrence site
No public plan revealed yet for redevelopment
(Written Jan. 26 for Town Crier)
Cadillac Fairview has purchased this Donway W post office site, but has yet to announce plans for the land. Town Crier file photo.
Cadillac Fairview is expanding its real estate empire in Don Mills.
The developer recently acquired a soon-to-be shut Canada Post outlet on The Donway West. This is their newest acquisition at Lawrence and Don Mills, where the developer has built Shops on Don Mills. There is also a massive $225 million development of retail, office space and residential towers waiting in the wings.
Cadillac Fairview is leasing the property to Canada Post until the end of February when the post office at 169 The Donway West will close and move operations to Wynford Drive. Continue reading →
Plan for multiple condos and $17 mil rec centre rejected by city
Developer will take case to the Ontario Municipal Board
(Originally written Oct. 2 for Town Crier.)
By Kris Scheuer and Karolyn Coorsh
SIMONE GABBAY of Don Mills Friends called the offer made by Cadillac Fairview a bribe. Photo by Kris Scheuer.
The deal is off the table.
Cadillac Fairview has withdrawn its offer to build a $17 million community centre after council rejected the developer’s application to build a series of residential condos near Lawrence Ave. East and Don Mills Rd.
The community centre was proposed as an added benefit to phase 2 of Cadillac Fairview’s plan to redevelop the Don Mills Centre.
The condominium buildings would range from 12-26 storeys, and bring a total of 1,387 units to the neighbourhood.
Councillors voted 17-16 to reject the settlement offer at council on Oct. 1, also defeating the application itself.
Area councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong ultimately voted against it, saying the residential plans are too dense, an opinion the city planners working on the application shared.
“I don’t agree that we should look at this as simply getting a community centre,” he said during council debate on the matter. “This is first and foremost a planning application that will define Don Mills for years to come so we need to get it right.” Continue reading →
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Tagged $17 million, Cadillac Fairview, community centre, condos, Councillor Cliff Jenkins, Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Don Mills Centre, Don Mills Friends, Don Mills Residents Inc, lawyer Jeff Davies, Ontario Municipal Board, Simone Gabbay, Terry West