The proposal has caused a backlash from some community members.
The proposal is currently being considered by the Ontario Municipal Board as it does not fit with the city's Official Plan. It has already been rejected once by the board.
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"Everything I love about my neighbourhood is threatened by this proposal: the human scale of the streetscape, the skyline, its walkability, the local independent businesses that give Kensington Market and Little Italy their character," Russell writes in the petition. "A mall this large will flood one of the most exciting pedestrian areas of the city with cars."
"It's important to note our development is not in Kensington Market," Robins said. "We're about five blocks west of Kensington Market and we strongly believe in our project and that it's the right project for the Bathurst corridor, and we really think it's a great opportunity for the community."
"The meeting tonight is really an opportunity for us to present the details of our proposal, and to listen, and to answer questions that we hear back from the community," Robins said.
Plans for a big box store near a historic Toronto neighbourhood are a good fit for the area, a representative with the development company behind the planned project says.
The shopping mall would house a downtown sized Walmart and an underground parking lot, RioCan has said.
"We strongly believe in our project and that it's the right project for the Bathurst corridor, and we really think it's a great opportunity for the community," Jordan Robins, senior vice president of planning and development at RioCan, told CP24 Thursday afternoon.
by Kensington Community School Council's Dominique Russell had 2015 Air Max 95 amassed more than 65,000 signatures from people opposed to the project.
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"The OMB denied RioCan's application for process reasons and did not make a decision based on the merits of the proposal," a statement released by RioCan Thursday afternoon states. "RioCan has accepted the OMB decision and is now following the re zoning process laid out by the OMB."
The statement comes ahead of community meeting Thursday night to discuss the development proposal to build a three storey shopping mall at Bathurst and College streets, between Toronto's Kensington and Little Italy neighbourhoods, on the former Kromer Nike Air Max Tavas Grey Womens
Russell said she's concerned Walmart's prices would prevent smaller local businesses from competing effectively, forcing their demise.
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