Expropriation for Scarborough subway puts hairdresser 'in jeopardy'

News Nov 14, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

The Toronto Transit Commission won’t be building anything at 1296 Danforth Rd. until at least 2020. But in early 2018, Ronni Hublall expects she’ll be offering haircuts from her home, as she says her landlord told her she would have to leave the strip plaza that will eventually be demolished to help power the Scarborough subway extension.

“I am in jeopardy,” said Hublall, the owner of Salon Ronni’s in an interview with Metroland Media Toronto. “My lease ends at the end of December and the owner told me he must lock the door and put me out. I must not be on the property.”

Hublall spoke up after Toronto’s government management committee voted on Monday, Nov. 13 to move ahead with possible expropriation of the Danforth Road property. The TTC needs the site for one of three traction power substations. 

It is, however, unlikely that Toronto will be initiating a full forced expropriation. According to city staff, the owner is interested in selling the land “as early as possible,” despite the fact that it will not be needed until 2020 at the earliest. 

The plaza has five commercial tenants including Hublall’s hair salon, and two residential tenants. Its business tenants include a convenience store, a restaurant, a financial institution and a pharmacy/medical facility.

For Hublall, the impending sale of the land and possible expropriation has meant a steady decline in business that had already been difficult — the salon that she runs with two part-time stylists is located at the back of the plaza.

“I made a bad choice coming to the back, and since people realized that the property is going to be sold, customers started to fade out,” she said. “It has taken my business down to a very low level ... It’s killing my business.”

Hublall has only been at the Danforth Road location for the past four years, but she has been in the neighbourhood for nearly 40 years: the bulk of that at Gilder Drive and Eglinton Avenue East. She moved briefly to Brimley Road and Lawrence Avenue East, and then to Danforth Road.

Metroland Media Toronto made several unsuccessful attempts to contact the owner of 1296 Danforth Rd., Ovias Jaced.

Expropriation for Scarborough subway puts hairdresser 'in jeopardy'

Plaza at 1296 Danforth Rd. needed for one-stop subway extension

News Nov 14, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

The Toronto Transit Commission won’t be building anything at 1296 Danforth Rd. until at least 2020. But in early 2018, Ronni Hublall expects she’ll be offering haircuts from her home, as she says her landlord told her she would have to leave the strip plaza that will eventually be demolished to help power the Scarborough subway extension.

“I am in jeopardy,” said Hublall, the owner of Salon Ronni’s in an interview with Metroland Media Toronto. “My lease ends at the end of December and the owner told me he must lock the door and put me out. I must not be on the property.”

Hublall spoke up after Toronto’s government management committee voted on Monday, Nov. 13 to move ahead with possible expropriation of the Danforth Road property. The TTC needs the site for one of three traction power substations. 

It is, however, unlikely that Toronto will be initiating a full forced expropriation. According to city staff, the owner is interested in selling the land “as early as possible,” despite the fact that it will not be needed until 2020 at the earliest. 

The plaza has five commercial tenants including Hublall’s hair salon, and two residential tenants. Its business tenants include a convenience store, a restaurant, a financial institution and a pharmacy/medical facility.

For Hublall, the impending sale of the land and possible expropriation has meant a steady decline in business that had already been difficult — the salon that she runs with two part-time stylists is located at the back of the plaza.

“I made a bad choice coming to the back, and since people realized that the property is going to be sold, customers started to fade out,” she said. “It has taken my business down to a very low level ... It’s killing my business.”

Hublall has only been at the Danforth Road location for the past four years, but she has been in the neighbourhood for nearly 40 years: the bulk of that at Gilder Drive and Eglinton Avenue East. She moved briefly to Brimley Road and Lawrence Avenue East, and then to Danforth Road.

Metroland Media Toronto made several unsuccessful attempts to contact the owner of 1296 Danforth Rd., Ovias Jaced.

Expropriation for Scarborough subway puts hairdresser 'in jeopardy'

Plaza at 1296 Danforth Rd. needed for one-stop subway extension

News Nov 14, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

The Toronto Transit Commission won’t be building anything at 1296 Danforth Rd. until at least 2020. But in early 2018, Ronni Hublall expects she’ll be offering haircuts from her home, as she says her landlord told her she would have to leave the strip plaza that will eventually be demolished to help power the Scarborough subway extension.

“I am in jeopardy,” said Hublall, the owner of Salon Ronni’s in an interview with Metroland Media Toronto. “My lease ends at the end of December and the owner told me he must lock the door and put me out. I must not be on the property.”

Hublall spoke up after Toronto’s government management committee voted on Monday, Nov. 13 to move ahead with possible expropriation of the Danforth Road property. The TTC needs the site for one of three traction power substations. 

It is, however, unlikely that Toronto will be initiating a full forced expropriation. According to city staff, the owner is interested in selling the land “as early as possible,” despite the fact that it will not be needed until 2020 at the earliest. 

The plaza has five commercial tenants including Hublall’s hair salon, and two residential tenants. Its business tenants include a convenience store, a restaurant, a financial institution and a pharmacy/medical facility.

For Hublall, the impending sale of the land and possible expropriation has meant a steady decline in business that had already been difficult — the salon that she runs with two part-time stylists is located at the back of the plaza.

“I made a bad choice coming to the back, and since people realized that the property is going to be sold, customers started to fade out,” she said. “It has taken my business down to a very low level ... It’s killing my business.”

Hublall has only been at the Danforth Road location for the past four years, but she has been in the neighbourhood for nearly 40 years: the bulk of that at Gilder Drive and Eglinton Avenue East. She moved briefly to Brimley Road and Lawrence Avenue East, and then to Danforth Road.

Metroland Media Toronto made several unsuccessful attempts to contact the owner of 1296 Danforth Rd., Ovias Jaced.