An official proposal for the redevelopment of the Gerrard and Seaton Beer Store (address 227 Gerrard Street East) has been submitted to the City's Planning Department and a city sponsored public consultation meeting has been announced for March 8th, 7pm at Central Neighbourhood House. The address is 347 Ontario Street south of Gerrard. An onsite visit will be held at 6pm. Meet with the planner Thomas Rees at the southwest corner of Gerrard Street East and Ontario Street.
The plan is for an 8 storey residential condo building with retail space facing Gerrard and Ontario Street with townhouse units facing Seaton Street. There will be underground parking for the condo residents and guests but apparently no surface parking to serve the commerical/retail store. It has not been confirmed but we suspect the plan is to include a Beer Store on the ground floor. If the retail is a Beer Boutique (their term) there would be no bottle returns. If that is the case the lack of parking might work but this would likely mean more folks looking for street parking on Ontario and Gerrard streets. Not an ideal situation. Our recommendation would be for a combined full service Beer Store/LCBO outlet with Grocery Chain in Regent Park near Gerrard and Parliament. There is also transit stops at that corner which would be a more a appropriate location. For detailed information about the plan please click here.
It is interesting to note that there is a similar plan for the Beer Store at Logan and Gerrard which is only six storeys high. To look at that plan click here. There is also a proposal in the works for 1580 Avenue Road which is 7 storeys high. To see an illustration and brief write up on that project please click here.
The developer's representative for this project is S Thompson Development Services Contact Steve Thompson email email@example.com phone 416 528 1189.
The city planner for this project is Thomas Rees 416 392 1791 email firstname.lastname@example.org .