Mountain Equipment Co-op is one step closer to a second Toronto, Ontario retail location. North York Municipal Council recommended yesterday that the MEC-owned site at 784 Sheppard Avenue East be rezoned to allow for a new ‘mixed-use’ development.
North York Community Council’s recommendation was provided yesterday to Toronto City Council, which will consider and vote on the rezoning application at its meeting on February 19.
“We are extremely pleased to have received the support of North York Municipal Council,” said MEC CFO Sandy Treagus. MEC firmly believes that our proposal aligns with the city’s planning objectives for the site, and we are optimistic that Toronto City Council will also see its merit and approve the rezoning.”
Here are the details of the proposed new retail store...
- Two-storey 44,000-square-foot retail store fronting onto Sheppard Street
Two separate underground garages holding 125 car stalls
Thirty-six bike parking stalls
If approved, construction of MEC’s North York store (and 50 units of stacked townhomes) will begin in March, with the store itself estimated to open Spring 2015.
Update: January 27th, 2014 - Here's a photo of the location for the proposed MEC retail store...
Update: January 28th, 2014 - From the proposal to North York Community Council, here is what the proposed lot would look like including a sneak peak of the MEC building itself...
Update: February 20th, 2014 - Toronto City Council adopted this proposal without amendments and without debate.
Update: February 24th, 2015 - Construction is under way and MEC North York will open in Spring 2016.
“We are pleased to now have the final approvals in hand,” said MEC CFO Sandy Treagus. “MEC is all about enabling Canadians to lead healthy active lifestyles. Our stores serve as community hubs, and our intent is to create a mixed-use development that provides lasting value and vitality to the neighborhood.”