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I think that entire neighbourhood, including the houses to the north of this development, is already known as stockyards. And I agree, I'd choose a different moniker.

Now, forgetting about the name for a second, this is how big box development should be done in the city, if it is to be done. It's a shame that the neighbouring blocks were not planned in the same fashion [maybe future redevelopment]. It's not an architectural marvel but it's not the cheapest possible design. The scale is OK for the neighbourhood, cars are tucked in, it meets the street and the whole development fronts public transit. Not a bad project overall.
 

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I agree. It definately gives a more urban feeling than the SmartCentres popping up like weeds in the fringes and the 905.
 

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I suppose if people must have their box stores this is a better way to do it. What is up with that epic music for such a hum drum animation.
 

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This site is a blank slate and this is the best the developer could come up with?!? What about people? Mixed use? Density? Sustainable development???
 

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I live 5 minutes from this new shopping centre. I think it's great, especially since there is a Winners and a Target there. The food choices are also decent.
 

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They are going to call it "Stockyards"??? As in slaughterhouse? Who'd want to live in a stockyard?
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?
 

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An ever-so slight step up from a typical big box retail centre. Still firmly within the realm of terrible.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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!
 

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^^ Everybody wants subways but nobody wants the added density, needed to support that subway. (or the added taxes) This area could use the density. It has a streetcar, so it can deal with more density but you are probably right, locals might not like it.
 
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