The Site

2280 Dundas St. W is located south east of the vibrant Dundas St. W and Bloor St. W intersection.

Built in 1962, this neighbourhood retail centre occupies approximately 10 acres south of the Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School and Regional Arts Centre.

Currently the retail centre is anchored by a Loblaws grocery store. Other tenants include: LCBO,
Kal-Tire, and Coffee Time

2280 Dundas St. W is within the Dundas West-Bloor Mobility Hub.

The site is steps from the TTC’s subway line 2, 504, 505 and 506 street cars, the 30, 40 and 41 buses, the Bloor GO station and one of only two UP Express stations between Union Station and Pearson International Airport.

The site is only two kilometers from the nearest highway, the Gardiner Expressway, providing driving commuters access to various destinations further afield.

2280 Dundas St. W is located in the vibrant Bloor/Dundas area servicing eclectic, growing and sought-after neighbourhoods including the Junction Triangle to the north, Bloordale to the east, High Park to the west and Roncesvalles Village to the south.


The intersection of Bloor and Dundas St. West is steeped in history with Bloor St. established as a major arterial road in the 1920’s. In those early days, the intersection was already recognizable by an array of railroad tracks. The building of these railroads was an instrumental part of fostering growth in the area at that time. Today, the area maintains the important feature of mobility and connectivity with easy access to multiple modes of transit.

*Sourced from Toronto Archives

The Development

Choice Properties REIT will be taking the neighborhood you’ve always loved and is transforming it into the complete community. Our vision is to transform the property into a destination that knits together the established surrounding neighborhoods and create a hub that serves our community’s needs. Our design intent is based on seven themes that will be the foundation for the redevelopment of Bloor & Dundas: Connecting, Learning, Living, Working, Shopping, Playing, and Sustainability. This site represents a unique opportunity to create a comprehensive redevelopment that can contribute to a better quality of life for the community of today and tomorrow.

A new community starts here.

* Artist concept, not official design

Our Development Pillars

At Choice Properties REIT, our goal is to create healthy, living communities. We approach community building with great pride, commitment and thoughtful vision. When making decisions about who to partner with, how to prioritize space, how to program, how to communicate, etc., we are guided by our four development pillars:

Community Catalyst

We approach each site as an opportunity to respond to the needs of the area so that we can have a positive impact that extends beyond our property lines.

Inspired Host

Our goal is to make our guest feel at home:
welcomed, relaxed, engaged, and energized.

Committed Visionary

We are building for the future and here for the long-term – we think about not only what the community needs now, but what those needs might be in 10, 20, 30 years down the road.

Wellness Partner

We continually explore opportunities to help
people live life well and open new potential in
creating healthy, living communities.

Community Themes

Based on the community feedback given during Open House #1, we pulled seven themes to follow through during the design and planning stage. These seven community themes are the foundation for a complete and thriving community.


We are in the very early stages of the planning process. Informed by the City of Toronto’s Policies, our plans will be reviewed and approved at various stages. As this is a long-term project we will take the time to do it right.


The Team

We have assembled an experienced team.

Giannone Petricone Associates, Architecture Firm

Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects is a diverse Toronto based design firm with world recognized expertise in architecture, urban design and hospitality design. With over 20 years of experience, Ralph Giannone and Pina Petricone, share a keen instinct for urban culture and innovative design approaches as evident in their award winning projects, including Port Credit Village, Collingwood Shipyards and Shops at Don Mills.

Urban Strategies Inc., Planning and Urban Design

Urban Strategies has over 25 years of experience in land development, planning and urban design excellence, and has taken on some of the most challenging and important re-urbanization projects across North America and the UK. Urban Strategies has won numerous awards of excellence, and is leading the planning and urban design team and managing the development approvals process.

BA Group, Transportation Consultants

BA Group facilitates the movement of people and goods in urban environments. Any large facility that attracts traffic – pedestrian, bicycle, transit, or car – requires expert care in planning and design. BA Group works with clients and colleagues to analyze and improve existing systems and to get new projects approved, designed, and developed efficiently, with the public’s interest in mind.

Brook Pooni Associates Inc., Community Consultation

Brook Pooni Associates is a real estate and communications firm on the forefront of urban planning, land development, and development- related communications.

PUBLIC WORK, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture

PUBLIC WORK, is an urban design and landscape architecture studio focused on one of the foremost public topics today — the intelligent evolution of the contemporary city. We aim to produce transformative works that invigorate the public realm, optimize and enhance the performance of urban and natural systems, and support public life by adding new layers of experience to the city.

Cicada Design, Design Firm

At Cicada Design, we specialize in creative direction and production of visualizations, videos, animations, print and interactive media for the architectural, planning, construction and real-estate industries. We help marketing agencies, developers, designers and institutions push new development proposals through approvals, design iterations, branding and communication strategies.

Lux 9 Inc. - Communications & Experience Design

Founded in 2005, Lux 9 Inc. is a marketing services firm and builder of brand experiences. We specialize in developing and implementing integrated marketing programs and brand engagement strategies leveraging our digital prowess. We engage audiences and tell your brand story while deploying solutions that create connection and conversion. We are where form & function intersect.


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Sat: 11am - 4pm

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