TPA opens John Street parking lot to developers.

Quietly advertised in Lennard’s commercial real estate website is a 252 x 245 foot irregular property known as 16 John Street. It was the old GO Station’s parking lot and is currently home to the Weston Farmers Market.

The Toronto Parking Authority wants to sell the development rights to the site and asks that the purchaser build a 70-space parking lot for use by the TPA (and presumably the Farmers Market). The listing says that:

Area Is Undergoing Significant Change With Other High Rise Condominiums Planned In The Immediate Area. The Site Will Also House A Cultural/Creative Hub And Provide For Surface Parking For The Toronto Parking Authority.

It might be nice to know what other condominiums are being planned for the ‘immediate area’. In addition, one can only hope that the bidding process is transparent.

Start saving your pennies; the due date for submissions is 12 noon on October 4th. A PDF of the listing is here.

4 thoughts on “TPA opens John Street parking lot to developers.”

  1. Actually a condo is what Weston does need. The city needs more density and mixed neighbourhoods, not more sprawl. Want sprawl? I hear they’re building tonnes of new homes in Vaughan.

  2. Ya sure, lets go and build more crappy condo’s in Weston! Ya great idea! Problem is our ward gets saddled with crappy development and nothing more. When we get a new councillor and proper vision for the community then we can build new condo’s.

  3. where is the proposed condo going? I thought we were given a grant and a
    donation from metrolinx to turn the john street parking lot into a covered year round farmer’s market & cultural center?????

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