The future of Crossroads Plaza?

One of the enduring mysteries of Weston is why the Crossroads Plaza is so empty. We may have an answer. According to Matt Elliott’s newsletter, SmartCentres REIT has been lobbying “for rezoning to permit residential and other uses” at many of their properties, including the one in Weston.

However, any development may be some ways off. Elliott says “some of the [company’s] properties have public development plans, while others still seem to be in the very early stages”. I, for one, haven’t seen any plans for the plaza.

The city database says that Frances Nunziata’s office has had four communications about the plaza with the VP of Corporate Affairs, Julie O’Driscoll.

Victim identified, car photographed

Toronto Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a car seen fleeing the murder at Crossroads plaza on Saturday.

A black Lexus SUV was seen “driving aggressively away from the scene in the area of 2625 Weston Road at approximately 3:40 p.m.” The police ask for anyone with information or dashcam footage to contact the investigators.

The police also identified the victim: Mathio Youkhanna, 24, of Toronto.

Man murdered at Crossroads

A man was killed yesterday in a brazen daylight shooting yesterday. It happened at about 3:45 p.m. in the Crossroads plaza near the 401.

According to CP24, the killing happened near the Tim Horton’s. The man was shot in his car and pronounced dead at the scene.

It was the third fatal shooting of the day in Toronto.

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward.