Equinox Case Studies

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2.3.2 Case Study – The Equinox Scarborough, (Scarborough, 2009)
Summary
The Equinox development is a 3.14 acre site, and was originally vacant without any road access in the core of the Scarborough Centre. Scarborough Centre is primarily a business and civic district today; it is an emerging growth centre anticipating dense residential and mixed-use development. Surrounding the site include: an office building; the Scarborough Centre Rapid Transit Station; the Scarborough Town Centre Shopping Mall with 120,000 m2 (1,291,670 sq. ft.) of retail space; the Scarborough Civic Centre; and a major civic square - Albert Campbell Square. The broader Scarborough Centre area is also home to a variety of other retail, commercial and residential uses, parks,
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The project includes 225 condominium apartments, 167 street-fronting townhouses and 18 live-work townhouses. Port Credit Village is within easy walking distance of the Port Credit GO Station (commuter rail) and market area of the historic Port Credit community. The redevelopment for Port Credit Village has increased mobility as it linked the East and West Villages of Port Credit through a main street, also creating an open public space along the waterfront. In addition, gathering spaces and market areas are defined by public plazas, restaurants and other small-scale retail shops and office spaces that complement the project’s well-designed residential units - townhouses, live–work units and low- and midrise apartment …show more content…
Once the Ontario Municipal Board issued a ruling on the form, density and other features for the site, the Mississauga planning department supported the planning process with the developer by coordinating public input. The City planning envisioned the property would be redeveloped, providing an opportunity to reclaim the water’s edge and provide continuous public access along waterfront, link the east and west village of Port Credit – which was previously separated by the industrial plant that occupied the main street frontage, introduce a mix of land uses including innovative live–work units, realign public streets and introduce new public streets throughout the site, emphasize the architectural and urban design elements in the historic Port Credit settlement area, and ensure that all components of the master plan were effectively implemented through the official plans, zoning bylaw and all

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