Scarborough strip mall slated for expropriation to power subway

News Nov 06, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

A strip mall with occupants including a medical clinic, a beauty salon and two residential tenants is being slated for expropriation for one of three stations to help power the new Scarborough subway.

The plaza, at 1269 Danforth Rd., has been identified by the Toronto Transit Commission as an ideal location for one of three traction power substations. Staff are talking with the owner about closing the deal as soon as possible, although the TTC isn't expected to need the land until 2020 “at the earliest,” according to a report going to the Nov. 13 government management committee.

If the city comes to an agreement with the owner, the report says, full expropriation won't be necessary. But if negotiations fall through, staff are asking for permission to begin expropriation proceedings.

The current property is home to a retail plaza of about 7,400 square feet. There are five commercial tenants and two residential tenants.

The commercial tenants include a hair salon, a restaurant, a convenience store, a financial business and a pharmaceutical/medical clinic. As well, there are two residential apartments in the plaza.

Staff note that relocating the tenants could require additional compensation, and the city may have to expropriate their leasehold agreements.


Scarborough strip mall slated for expropriation to power subway

TTC won't need land until 2020 'at the earliest'

News Nov 06, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

A strip mall with occupants including a medical clinic, a beauty salon and two residential tenants is being slated for expropriation for one of three stations to help power the new Scarborough subway.

The plaza, at 1269 Danforth Rd., has been identified by the Toronto Transit Commission as an ideal location for one of three traction power substations. Staff are talking with the owner about closing the deal as soon as possible, although the TTC isn't expected to need the land until 2020 “at the earliest,” according to a report going to the Nov. 13 government management committee.

If the city comes to an agreement with the owner, the report says, full expropriation won't be necessary. But if negotiations fall through, staff are asking for permission to begin expropriation proceedings.

The current property is home to a retail plaza of about 7,400 square feet. There are five commercial tenants and two residential tenants.

The commercial tenants include a hair salon, a restaurant, a convenience store, a financial business and a pharmaceutical/medical clinic. As well, there are two residential apartments in the plaza.

Staff note that relocating the tenants could require additional compensation, and the city may have to expropriate their leasehold agreements.


Scarborough strip mall slated for expropriation to power subway

TTC won't need land until 2020 'at the earliest'

News Nov 06, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

A strip mall with occupants including a medical clinic, a beauty salon and two residential tenants is being slated for expropriation for one of three stations to help power the new Scarborough subway.

The plaza, at 1269 Danforth Rd., has been identified by the Toronto Transit Commission as an ideal location for one of three traction power substations. Staff are talking with the owner about closing the deal as soon as possible, although the TTC isn't expected to need the land until 2020 “at the earliest,” according to a report going to the Nov. 13 government management committee.

If the city comes to an agreement with the owner, the report says, full expropriation won't be necessary. But if negotiations fall through, staff are asking for permission to begin expropriation proceedings.

The current property is home to a retail plaza of about 7,400 square feet. There are five commercial tenants and two residential tenants.

The commercial tenants include a hair salon, a restaurant, a convenience store, a financial business and a pharmaceutical/medical clinic. As well, there are two residential apartments in the plaza.

Staff note that relocating the tenants could require additional compensation, and the city may have to expropriate their leasehold agreements.