JCRA has reviewed the Site Plan Application documents for both of 772 and 560 Winston Churchill Blvd. Each of these new developments is proposing over 600,000 sf. of warehouse space and roughly 120 tractor trailer loading bays plus parking for close to 400 employee vehicles. In other words, the scope of development for each property would be twice the size of the warehouse at 2175 Cornwall Rd. Both 772 and 560 Winston Churchill Blvd. are located on the west side of Winston Churchill Blvd. backing onto homes on Claremont Crescent, Acacia Court, and Deer Run Avenue in the Aspen Forest neighbourhood.
Simply stated these proposed sites are incompatible with the surrounding neighbourhood.
We conducted a Community Impact Analysis that included a review of the Winston Churchill Site Plan Application documents and a review of adjacent proposed and existing warehousing and delivery operations. We developed a list of questions and concerns regarding these proposed developments, and sent this list, as well as our analysis, to Town Planning staff, the Mayor and our Ward 3 Town Councillors. You can read our analysis here.
At this time Town planning staff’s technical review of the SPA documents is ongoing and will likely require a few more months. Responses from Town Planning staff will be provided following their review. In the meantime we have asked Mayor Burton and our Councillors to bring a motion to Town Council that would bring these Site Plan Applications to Council for approval rather than the usual practice where Town Planning staff make the decision.
We strongly believe that bringing the approval decision for these Site Plan Applications to Town Council is important given the very high potential for these developments to have a significant impact on resident’s privacy and quiet enjoyment of their property, and overall livability of the community. This would also provide residents with the opportunity to publicly delegate their concerns and suggestions.
Your feedback is very welcome so please email comments and ideas to JCRA at and we strongly encourage residents with concerns and questions to email our Mayor and Ward 3 Councillors as well.