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Distrikt Capital and Alterra have acquired a three-acre residential development site extending from 1500 to 1536 St. Clair Ave. W. in midtown Toronto.
Simcox said Distrikt and Alterra have ties that go back years, one of his employees used to work for Alterra, and the 50-50 partnership on the St. Clair project is the result of a good relationship.
While Simcox said it’s too early to release specific details about plans for the site, it will be a mixed-use multiresidential development. Community consultations are taking place and Simcox said things are on track to submit development applications to the City of Toronto this summer.

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I'm assuming the block looks like this:

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This includes some properties with Caledonia Rd. addresses, and it amounts to just a bit over 3.5 acres

One could omit one of those properties and get a number fractionally closer to the 3 acres noted in the article.

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The block at it appears today, according to Street View:

Corner of Caledonia and St. Clair:

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Just to the west, railway is just out of the picture on the left:

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Caledonia frontage:

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This site always seemed like like low hanging fruit for redevelopment, along with several others in the immediate area.
 

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Yeah, this site will require extensive remediation. Currently it's a mix of uses including what appears to be manufacturing and/or concrete and building materials assembly. But it is definitely redevelopable. From my understanding the land surrounding the SW corner of St. Clair & Caledonia, minus the Dairy Freeze, was also listed for sale not too long ago.
 

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There is an upcoming meeting for an mixed-use development at St Clair Avenue West and Caledonia Road on April 20 at 6:30 PM. Join to learn more and share your thoughts:
A planning application has not yet been submitted to the City.

The above is via Ana Bailao on Facebook.

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IIRC, this block was evaluated for a GO station in the recent past (2015?). Metrolinx really should be purchasing land even when they don't intend to use it immediately, like MTO sets aside highway corridors decades before building.
 
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IIRC, this block was evaluated for a GO station in the recent past (2015?). Metrolinx really should be purchasing land even when they don't intend to use it immediately, like MTO sets aside highway corridors for decades before building.
I was wondering about that, and meaning to look up the status of a potential station there... There's probably enough room for a basic station on either side of St. Clair.
 

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This site always seemed like like low hanging fruit for redevelopment, along with several others in the immediate area.
I thought the cement business would never leave or would have severe contamination. Getting a Portugese Club, or any club like that to sell is challenging. I'm actually surprised this was assembled.
 

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IIRC, this block was evaluated for a GO station in the recent past (2015?). Metrolinx really should be purchasing land even when they don't intend to use it immediately, like MTO sets aside highway corridors decades before building.
Considering they are planning on a station at St.Clair and Keele, I dont think you'll ever see a station over at St.Clair and Caledonia.
 

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Interestingly enough, there once was a railway station atop the railway bridge over St. Clair. That was CN's St. Clair station. There's an interesting article about it here on page 3 of the PDF. You can still see the abandoned platform in this Google Maps satellite image on the east side of the bridge.

From the link above, so kindly offered by @junctionist a picture of the station as it looked in 1990:

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From: https://s3.amazonaws.com/content.si...af7462b9a70e17aa5fdf600747c47e81f62c98412fc6e

PS, am I the only one who finds it odd that a 1990 photo, in a 1998 publication is in Black and White?

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I found a colour photo here:


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Credit, as noted above to Bill Thomson - found here: http://www.railpictures.ca/upload/c...orth-of-st-clair-avenue-west-west-of-caledoni

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Here's what the preceding station looked like, in 1863. It was called 'Davenport Station'

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from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davenport_station_(Ontario)#/media/File:Davenport_Station_1863.JPG
 

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