Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust opens Community Idea Centre for Bloor and Dundas W. redevelopment

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Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust says it has opened a Community Idea Centre for its 2280 Dundas St. W. redevelopment project in Toronto.

The developers say the centre offers a venue for community events and gatherings, and will promote dialogue to uncover the unique, local needs to guide Choice Properties’ development plans for a mixed-use community at the site

The Community Idea Centre is located at the redevelopment site, where individuals can view preliminary development concepts.

Choice Properties’ development concepts and ideas are based on input received at the first open house held earlier this year in June and addresses community themes including connectivity, learning, living, working, shopping, playing and sustainability.

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The current 2280 Dundas site

The idea centre will provide visitors the opportunity to learn about and continue to participate in shaping this new community, Choice says in a news release.

“This site is well-located with exceptional access to transit and matters not only to us, but to neighbouring communities, the city, the province and people who come here every day. Our goal is to design and build an engaging, vibrant and sustainable place that residents, neighbours and visitors can be a part of.” said Joe Svec, director of mixed use development for Choice Properties. “We are opening a Community Idea Centre to help us stay connected with the neighbourhood as we develop plans for the site.”

The site occupies approximately 10 acres southeast of the Bloor and Dundas St. W. intersection. The City of Toronto’s Official Plan designates the site as a Mixed-Use Area supporting growth opportunities in retail, office and residential uses. The Province of Ontario identifies the location as a mobility hub, which is intended to promote local connectivity, contribute to economic vitality and accommodate significant employment and residential growth.

The site currently is a retail centre built in 1962, anchored by a Loblaws grocery store. Choice Properties’ principal tenant and largest unit holder is Loblaw Companies Limited.

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