Dundas Canadian Tire conversion of Metro needs minor variance, sound barrier

News Jul 13, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Canadian Tire must get a minor variance to reduce on-site parking and construct a sound barrier before moving ahead with its planned retail and auto service centre replacing the Metro grocery store at University Plaza.

Meanwhile, a competitor is almost ready to build its own new auto service centre next door.

Canadian Tire applied for site plan approval for the conversion on Feb. 7, noting it does not own the property at 119 Osler Dr., but has permission of the owner, RioCan.

“Canadian Tire is taking over the lease,” Melissa Miceli, Canadian Tire development co-ordinator, stated in a letter to the city, earlier this year. “Canadian Tire is eager to have this project approved.”

On June 19, the company submitted a parking study and noise feasibility study to the city.

A planned 740-square-foot addition to the existing Metro structure for an auto service centre would remove 40 parking spaces. Canadian Tire is required to get a minor variance to reduce the parking requirement to 270 spaces.

The noise study recommends construction of a 2.1-metre-high, 50-metre-long sound barrier. The exact location of the barrier is not clear. But the study recommends the barrier be constructed and reviewed by a qualified engineer, before a building permit for the conversion is granted.

Canadian Tire, Metro and plaza owner RioCan have all consistently refused to comment on the application.

RioCan assistant vice-president Christian Green would not say if the company looked for another grocery store tenant, or if there was any discussion with Metro about renewing its lease. None of the three companies involved will say when the lease ends.

Canadian Tire has also refused to comment on plans for its existing Dundas site at 50 Cootes Dr.

RioCan refused to say what will happen to the current Beverly Tire service centre site it owns, when the company builds a new, larger service centre on its own property right next door.

Minor variances to the former Delta Auto Service site at 89 Osler Dr. were approved by the city last year. Beverly Tire is awaiting final approval of its building permit application before starting construction of its new two-storey, 1,500-square-foot, seven-bay auto service centre just steps away from the proposed Canadian Tire auto service centre at University Plaza.

The Beverly Tire service centre was approved for eight bays, but the building permit application is for seven.

Dundas Canadian Tire conversion of Metro needs minor variance, sound barrier

Beverly Tire preparing to build new service centre next to plaza

News Jul 13, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Canadian Tire must get a minor variance to reduce on-site parking and construct a sound barrier before moving ahead with its planned retail and auto service centre replacing the Metro grocery store at University Plaza.

Meanwhile, a competitor is almost ready to build its own new auto service centre next door.

Canadian Tire applied for site plan approval for the conversion on Feb. 7, noting it does not own the property at 119 Osler Dr., but has permission of the owner, RioCan.

“Canadian Tire is taking over the lease,” Melissa Miceli, Canadian Tire development co-ordinator, stated in a letter to the city, earlier this year. “Canadian Tire is eager to have this project approved.”

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On June 19, the company submitted a parking study and noise feasibility study to the city.

A planned 740-square-foot addition to the existing Metro structure for an auto service centre would remove 40 parking spaces. Canadian Tire is required to get a minor variance to reduce the parking requirement to 270 spaces.

The noise study recommends construction of a 2.1-metre-high, 50-metre-long sound barrier. The exact location of the barrier is not clear. But the study recommends the barrier be constructed and reviewed by a qualified engineer, before a building permit for the conversion is granted.

Canadian Tire, Metro and plaza owner RioCan have all consistently refused to comment on the application.

RioCan assistant vice-president Christian Green would not say if the company looked for another grocery store tenant, or if there was any discussion with Metro about renewing its lease. None of the three companies involved will say when the lease ends.

Canadian Tire has also refused to comment on plans for its existing Dundas site at 50 Cootes Dr.

RioCan refused to say what will happen to the current Beverly Tire service centre site it owns, when the company builds a new, larger service centre on its own property right next door.

Minor variances to the former Delta Auto Service site at 89 Osler Dr. were approved by the city last year. Beverly Tire is awaiting final approval of its building permit application before starting construction of its new two-storey, 1,500-square-foot, seven-bay auto service centre just steps away from the proposed Canadian Tire auto service centre at University Plaza.

The Beverly Tire service centre was approved for eight bays, but the building permit application is for seven.

Dundas Canadian Tire conversion of Metro needs minor variance, sound barrier

Beverly Tire preparing to build new service centre next to plaza

News Jul 13, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Canadian Tire must get a minor variance to reduce on-site parking and construct a sound barrier before moving ahead with its planned retail and auto service centre replacing the Metro grocery store at University Plaza.

Meanwhile, a competitor is almost ready to build its own new auto service centre next door.

Canadian Tire applied for site plan approval for the conversion on Feb. 7, noting it does not own the property at 119 Osler Dr., but has permission of the owner, RioCan.

“Canadian Tire is taking over the lease,” Melissa Miceli, Canadian Tire development co-ordinator, stated in a letter to the city, earlier this year. “Canadian Tire is eager to have this project approved.”

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On June 19, the company submitted a parking study and noise feasibility study to the city.

A planned 740-square-foot addition to the existing Metro structure for an auto service centre would remove 40 parking spaces. Canadian Tire is required to get a minor variance to reduce the parking requirement to 270 spaces.

The noise study recommends construction of a 2.1-metre-high, 50-metre-long sound barrier. The exact location of the barrier is not clear. But the study recommends the barrier be constructed and reviewed by a qualified engineer, before a building permit for the conversion is granted.

Canadian Tire, Metro and plaza owner RioCan have all consistently refused to comment on the application.

RioCan assistant vice-president Christian Green would not say if the company looked for another grocery store tenant, or if there was any discussion with Metro about renewing its lease. None of the three companies involved will say when the lease ends.

Canadian Tire has also refused to comment on plans for its existing Dundas site at 50 Cootes Dr.

RioCan refused to say what will happen to the current Beverly Tire service centre site it owns, when the company builds a new, larger service centre on its own property right next door.

Minor variances to the former Delta Auto Service site at 89 Osler Dr. were approved by the city last year. Beverly Tire is awaiting final approval of its building permit application before starting construction of its new two-storey, 1,500-square-foot, seven-bay auto service centre just steps away from the proposed Canadian Tire auto service centre at University Plaza.

The Beverly Tire service centre was approved for eight bays, but the building permit application is for seven.