The owners of the Galleria Mall have recently submitted their formal development application to the City of Toronto. This is the start of a long process and there will be many opportunities to engage our community in the consultations and review of this application in the coming months.
The redevelopment of the Galleria Mall represents a generational city-building opportunity which must also deliver benefits to our community. The application has some good features including a larger and renewed community center, a bigger Wallace Emerson Park and complete streets. However, there are serious issues with the density, height, traffic and transit impacts that need attention, to name a few. I will continue to advocate for more affordable housing to be included on this site and for a development which fits with the scale and needs of our community.
The owners of the Galleria Mall will be hosting their 3rd Open House this Saturday October 15, 2016 from 11:30am to 3:30pm at the Galleria Mall (in the space located between the LCBO and bakery) and I encourage you to attend. It is important that the developers hear from you and that the priorities and concerns of our community are heard. You can click the photo to the left for a closer view of the meeting notice.
With the formal application now submitted, the City's formal and extensive application review process will begin in the near future, which will provide several further opportunities to provide input and feedback on this proposal. I will continue to keep you informed with updates about this important matter and encourage you to review previous updates regarding Galleria Mall, please click here.