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Bathurst Street

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

While Bathurst Street still looks the same as it did at this time last year, much has changed at the planning level. In July, RioCan and the City reached a compromise regarding the redevelopment of 410-446 Bathurst St., the former site of Kromer Radio. Walmart will not be a tenant for at least 15 years in the mixed-use development, whose retail square footage has been reduced, overall height capped, sidewalks expanded, and street-level parking added for bicycles. And in August, City Council passed an amendment to the Official Plan that reflects the results of a multi-year study of the future of Bathurst Street from Dupont to Queen streets. Aimed at preserving Bathurst Street’s unique character and facilitating the transition from neighbourhood to mixed use, it includes provisions for enhancing pedestrian access, regulating height limits, and promoting retail frontages on the street.

Annmarie Brissenden, Gleaner News

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