Saturday, February 2, 2008

Markington Square to be replaced by Condos

The Markington Square Shopping Centre at the intersections of Markham-Kingston-and Eglinton Road (as the name suggests) is to be demolished and replaced by seven high rise condominiums., comprising 1400 new residential units. Only the Dominion and Beer store will remain.

A consultation meeting will take place at the Scarborough Village Recreation Centre at 7 pm on Monday February 4 to permit those interested to view the plans for the proposed new development. The Scarborough Village Community Association strongly urges residents to attend the meeting to voice their opinion on the development plans.

The planning application proposes a mixed-used project comprised of four apartment buildings in the seven- to nine-story range, two 23-story towers and one 28-story tower, as well as 26,200 square feet of retail space at the bottom of the buildings fronting Eglinton Avenue. For comparison, the 7 acre Plaza currently has 174,997 square feet of retail space. The Dominion and beer store in the northwest corner of the plaza are to remain.

Nearby Morningside Mall was recently been demolished and is the the process of being re-branded as Morningside Crossing and redeveloped as a higher end retail space.

1 comment:

BrownBullhead said...

I recall a convenience store in the Plaza where I used to go in the late 1990s to purchase packages of 1990 Leaf Baseball cards in the hope of pulling a Frank Thomas RC. :) The packages were only about $4 and that was 50% less than any of the hobby shops. :) I've been away from Scarborough since 2000 but this site is keeping me in touch with alot of changes from the area. To be honest, I'm kind of sad to see some of the changes. It feels as though the palces of my youth are going by the way side. :(