Dufferin Mall

Possible redevelopment of the Dufferin Mall site has brought about strong community engagement in Dufferin Grove and Bloordale neighbourhoods. The mall owner and developer, Primaris REIT, filed an application to the City and then not long after they filed an application to the Local Planning and Appeals Tribunal (the LPAT) because they did not agree with the directions City Staff and my office were pointing to in terms of comprehensive site planning and not having too much of a shadow cast shadow over the new park and proposed neighbourhood to the North. Despite the appeal, the City hosted a public meeting in February to provide community members direction to inform City Planning’s position at the LPAT. Seeing plenty more room for community engagement, I convened a Working Group of members from the public meeting, local residents and stakeholder groups. The group continues to work with my office, city staff and consultants from the developer’s team to return maximum local benefits as a result of all this growth and intensification.

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