260 Eighth Street


260 Eighth Street

Site Introduction

Keeping true to its historically industrial character, the 24-acre site in Etobicoke South is one of the only large industrial sites left in the City of Toronto. Originally part of a larger 40-acre property, the site was used for metal manufacturing for over 80 years, ending operations in 1991 when the buildings were demolished. A historically designated Toronto Hydro building remains on the lands. Located in close proximity to the Gardiner Expressway, the site has the opportunity for a design build of up to 600,000 square feet.


Major Intersection: Lake Shore Boulevard West and Islington Avenue
Surrounding Uses: CN rail yards to the north; industrial properties to the east; and multi-storey residential to the south.
Ward: 6 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Councillor: Mark Grimes
Site Area (acres): 24.1
Current Use: Vacant
Proposed Use: Industrial
Official Plan - Land Use Designation: Employment Area

Development Objectives

  • Employment use
  • Environmental remediation
  • Repurpose a vacant underutilized property
  • Restoration of the former historical Toronto Hydro Building to be designated (124 Birmingham St)
  • West aerial view of site (2011)

  • West facing aerial view of site (2011)

Development Lead

G.Sicheri_Photo2015v2_cropped Gabriella Sicheri
Director, Development