Read More: http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1057271--canadian-mall-developers-interested-in-port-landsRioCan’s retail portfolio is also dominated by conventional plazas, however it’s also developing an innovative two-storey glass store at the Stockyards, at St. Clair and Weston, for Target Corp. The development will include a Best Buy, Michaels and Marshalls, he added.
Yes, I know this reply is a few years old, but I guess I didn't notice it the first time around. There's the Meatpacking District in NYC. Carleton Village is the name for the residential on the other side (east) of the railway tracks didn't really catch on. Possibly the confusion with Carlton St. (without the E)downtown?They are going to call it "Stockyards"??? As in slaughterhouse? Who'd want to live in a stockyard?
I agree. It's literally in the back corner of Frances Nunziata's ward and probably escaped her notice. Cesar Palacio on the other side of the tracks probably had more to do with the project at the requests of his constituents who don't want the extra traffic. I can just imagine what those NIMBYs would do if residences were going to be incorporated into the project!They could have made a lot more money and created a better neighbourhood by building rental apartments or even condos above the stores. They would have added density to the area, as well as provided more customers for the retail portion. I can't believe that developers miss this quite obvious opportunity.
Toronto desperately needs more rental apartments.