North York Community Council has deferred a proposal to build a big box retail complex in Leaside to its April 9 meeting.
Ward 26 Don Valley West Councillor John Parker, who represents the area, told councillors at the Tuesday, Feb. 26, meeting that all those with interest in the development have agreed to put off final recommendation until April.
The proposal at 70 and 80 Wicksteed Ave. and 99 Vanderhoof Ave. calls for a 15,669 square metre retail complex to be anchored by a 7,308 square metre store on the second level and a series of smaller one and two-storey commercial buildings ranging in size from 468 square metres to 1,400 square metres and 487 parking spaces.
Residents’ groups, including Leaside Unite, are concerned what the development will mean for the neighbourhood and requested the deferral to consider the staff report, consult with the community and potentially come to an amicable resolution with the developer.
The meeting April 9 will be held inside the council chambers at North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., at 1:30 p.m.