STREETCAR DEVELOPMENT’S PLAN TO RAISE RIVERSIDE’S PROFILE – DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE

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RIVERSIDE has many things going for it – easy access to TORONTO’s freeway system; two intersecting streetcar lines; Victorian-era architecture; housing ranging from $-million homes to subsidized apartments; fab downtown views; one-of-a-kind restaurants, bistros, and coffee bars; a popular music venue; an active BIA and community centre, and plenty of greenery.

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STREETCAR DEVELOPMENTS, based in Riverside, has acquired 4.5 acres on the south side of Queen Street East, between the Don River and Broadview Avenue, for a new, mixed-use community of condos, retail, and a public square. RIVERSIDE SQUARE <rendering above> will consist of 4 buildings of different heights, taller near the centre, stepping down to four storeys along Queen Street East.

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STREETCAR would like to see a 3.5-acre park within the circular Eastern Avenue/Don Valley Parkway on-ramp. This park would connect to a new cross-river pedestrian and cycle path linking Riverside to Corktown on the Don’s west bank.