The old contaminated Cadet cleaners plant still sits in it's half demolished state.
Boarded up by city workers last summer. Now Councillor Palacio, has tabled motion to have the city consider an Affordable Housing plan for the building and or it's lot. From his motion...
SUMMARY: 290 Old Weston Road is a vacant, derelict property in Ward 17 located near Keele Street and St. Clair Avenue West. It was formerly owned and operated by Cadet Cleaners. The property has some contamination and a certificate of tax arrears issued by the City. The City-initiated tax sale in 2008 failed to garner any eligible bids for the property. City staff are currently considering their options for the future use of this property.
There is an urgent need for quality housing projects in Toronto's west end, and this location seems; ideally suited to create affordable housing. Similar initiatives have been undertaken to convert derelict buildings mto housing including 1495 Queen Street West.
1) The Deputy City Manager report to the next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee as to the feasibility of converting 290 Old Weston Road to Affordable Housmg. January, 2009
Assessment Roll No. 1904-03-2-150-02310) is a commercial property, approximately 1.88 acres in area, The property backs onto the Canadian National Railway (CN) tracks. The property is currently vacant and has been vacant for since approximately May 2003
It was used as a dry cleaning facility prior to becoming vacant - Cadet Cleaners at the assessed address since 1996 according to City records. Prior to 1996, the property was occupied and used by Ronson Metal Works - a metal works fabricator. Given its current and previous uses, it is presumed that the land is environmentally contaminated.
At one time this lot as the home of Albert Kerr Co.Ltd. (hides) 290 (Old) Weston Rd. (information from Old Time Trains website)
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