770 Don Mills Road

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Mixed Use
MixedUse

770 Don Mills Road


Site Introduction

The 5.5 acre site is located on the southwest corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. Surrounding uses include employment and retail areas to the north, high and low density residential to the east, the Ontario Science Centre and natural parklands to the south and west.

Currently a surface parking lot used by the Ontario Science Centre, it is the future home of the main station entrance for the Science Centre LRT station to be open in 2020. This site sits high above the ravine system providing unique opportunity for views of not only the open space in the immediate foreground but also of downtown and Lake Ontario in the background. Deemed surplus to City needs, the redevelopment of this site is a great opportunity to for a mixed use hub providing a gateway to the Ontario Science Centre. Build Toronto is envisioning a mixed use development including retail, residential and park uses.

Details

Major Intersection: Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East
Surrounding Uses: Celestica employment complex and retail areas to the north; low-density residential to the east; a high-density residential and employment area to the south; and the Ontario Science Centre and natural parklands to the west.
Ward: 26 Don Valley West
Councillor: Jon Burnside
Site Area (acres): 5.5
Current Use: Parking lot
Official Plan - Land Use Designation: Mixed-Use Area
Planning and Staff Reports:

Development Objectives


• Improve connectivity and safety for a busy intersection
• Improve public realm and pedestrian connectivity
• Create new connection to existing and planned transit in the area
• Provide a gateway to the Ontario Science Centre from a new LRT station
  • North aerial view of the site (2017)

    North aerial view of the site (2017)

  • West aerial view of the site (2017)

    West aerial view of the site (2017)

Development Lead

Bayne Anderson Bayne Anderson
Director, Development
banderson@buildtoronto.ca