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Plans for parking at the parking lot in Toronto on Eglinton West – Toronto


The Toronto-based car park (TPA) said plans to build a parking lot in West Eglinton's city district were on hold for an indefinite period, while staff reconsidered the proposal.

The decision was taken after the TPA Board of Directors held a meeting in Toronto on Tuesday morning.

Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, sent a letter to Hartley Lefton, the chairman of the board of TPA, in which he asked him to return to the plans.

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Lot located at 2204-2212 Eglinton Ave. W. and includes adjacent real estate on Caledonia Road, the agency acquired about five years ago.

"Due to the construction of the Eglinton Light Rapid Transit line (" Eglinton LRT "), the TPA actively seeks new acquisition opportunities to help eliminate all the expected parking losses on the street on Eglinton Avenue," the parking authority said. then report on the project.

"TPA employees are also looking for suitable places to meet the longer-term demand for a public car park in the area."

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However, Tory said he wants to see land that has both business and residential property that is used for affordable housing.

"I am committed to building affordable housing in the city of Toronto, and I have made it clear that our priority should be to build several of these apartments close to transit – especially when investing in a new transit facility," Tory wrote.

"Given the proximity of the Eglinton Crosstown construction that is taking place now, I believe that it is 2204-2212 Eglinton Ave. W. would be the main location for development, directed towards transit. "

The parking lot could still be preset in place, but should be the main focus on affordable housing units, Tory added when he spoke to journalists on Tuesday morning.

The mayor said he was also in contact with Coun. Mike Colle, who oversees the area and supports the postponement of this issue until the consultations.

– With the files of Jamie Mauracher and Nick Westall

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