Development at Avenue Road & Lawrence
First Capital Realty now owns all the land bordered by white in the map of Lawrence and Avenue Road (compliments of BPRO). They are planning a mixed use development of retail, residential and park use. We believe Pusateri’s has retained a 99-year-lease on their store.
First Capital Realty (https://www.fcr.ca/) the owner of this site is looking to submit an application to the City for redevelopment of their property. First Capital is seeking community input as they develop plans for the site, with a vision to create a mixed-use development featuring retail, residential, and park uses that revitalizes this gateway corner into the Upper Avenue community.
First Capital has stated that they want to work with the community as this proposal progresses through the development application process, and they have hired Bousfields Inc. to lead the community engagement and urban planning. As one of the local residents’ associations in the area, Bousfields has contacted SAHRA to discuss how they can best work with us going forward. We will be following up on their invitation to meet hopefully in conjunction with the other residents’ associations (BPRO, UACA and LPRO). It is important that our community voice be heard. As we learn more, we will share it here.