Application to remove the "H" holding provision to permit four apartment buildings
(60, 31, 42, and 72 storeys) atop a mixed-use podium and new public street.
Address: 135, 151 and 181 City Centre Drive
Applicant: Camcentre Holdings Inc.
File: H-OZ 19/003 W4
Yup. Turning freight traffic away from the Milton Line ( see The Missing Link), and maybe extending a branch to Mississauga City Centre can greatly help reduce car traffic and bring a sense of community to the city. Dundas and Hurontario both have two condo's with first-floor commercial being build or in planning stages near the Dollar Store, and near Confederation and Dundas.There's really nothing organic about it. If anything, if it were organic, it should have been maybe Cooksville or Hurontario/Dundas, as it still has decent highway access but it has the potential of being on a heavy rail connection to the rest of the city. If Milton line is upgraded, would not be at all surprised to see MCC drift southward toward Cooksville.
That would be great because the whole section at Dundas and hurontario leaves much to be desired. It’s not like some small gritty downtown Toronto street which has some sort of urban appeal. It just looks like super neglected and ghetto suburbs.
Access to the 403 410 and 407 make square area the better choice. Higher order transit will go through both areas with the LRT. Just an opinion of course.MCC was supposed to be built at Hurontario and Dundas, but developer Bruce McLaughlin owned lots of land (and a spec-built office building) up at Burnhamthorpe, and after a "mysterious" fire at the original city hall, he coaxed the City to move in, and the rest is history.
I think Cooksville would definitely have been a better location because it would easy to intensify due to its built form. It could have looked a lot like North York Centre. It's too bad it was built as a "ghetto" area.