Properties that have been declared surplus by TDSB are subject to compliance with Ontario Regulation 444/98. This regulatory process provides for a 180 day circulation period whereby public agencies can submit to purchase the surplus site at market value. Should the Regulatory process be satisfied without a public agency purchase, the surplus site can then be offered For Sale to the open market. TLC ensures an open and competitive process through the engagement of a real estate broker.
The following are a list of properties currently, at various stages, undergoing the disposition process.
Given the City’s Planning approval, TDSB is implementing its approved plan for its Lawrence Midland lands that provides for the construction of a new school, a modern track and field facilities, additional community walkways and the sale of two separate and distinct surplus parcels designated for residential redevelopment at 7.6 acres and 9.0 acres respectively. In January 2016, the City purchased a third surplus 2 acre site parcel that is purposed to be redeveloped into a new a community park and day care centre.
The TLC has satisfied the requirements of Ontario Regulation 444/98 by completing a circulation process that has confirmed no public sector interest in the redevelopment parcels. Prior to offering the surplus lands for sale through the brokerage community the new school construction should be underway in order to determine a date for vacant possession of the 7.6 and 9.0 acre redevelopment parcels. The TDSB is proceeding through the Ministry construction approval process process and TLC shall continue to monitor the activity in order to bring the properties to market at the earliest opportunity.
The Bloor-Dufferin Redevelopment site (site severance- approximately 7.3 acres at the corner of Bloor Street and Dufferin Street), including Bloor Collegiate Institute, Alpha II Alternative School and former Kent Senior Public School, was declared surplus by TDSB and referred to the TLC for circulation to prescribed public agencies pursuant to Ontario Reg. 444/98, Disposition of Surplus Real Property.
In November 2015, a Working Group comprised of the City of Toronto, TLC, TDSB and the Province of Ontario had undertook a review of the redevelopment site of 7.3 acres to consider potential public interests including those that would provide opportunities to enhance learning for students and produce benefits for the community at large.
Upon satisfactorily completing the regulatory process, TLC went to the open market through its Listing Broker, CBRE, on August 8, 2016 with a Request For Offers (RFO) and a submission deadline of October 11, 2016.
All inquiries and submissions were directed to the Listing Broker, CBRE. The RFO requested an offer to purchase from a reputable purchaser who will develop the surplus lands through a co-operative approach with the City creating a compatible redevelopment that is reflective of public objectives.
We thank all parties who submitted a proposal for the Bloor Dufferin property and appreciate their time and commitment required for presentation of a proposal.
Upon completion of a comprehensive review and analysis of the submissions by a team that consisted of CBRE, McCarthy Tetrault and the TLC, a tri-party development team was selected as the successful proponent being Capital Developments, Timbercreek Asset Management and Metropia. The Development Team will now actively commence a redevelopment of the 7.3 acre parcel through the City Planning process which will include design for up to a 30,000 square foot hub.
For further information on the Developer and an update on the progress of the site or additional background information, please see the Featured Project section (coming soon)
Additional information on Community Hubs can be viewed in the Community Hub section
Nelson A. Boylen, municipally located at 155 Falstaff Avenue, is a secondary school that closed as per TDSB resolution effective June, 2016.
The site is approximately 11 acres (4.45 hectares), relatively flat, and is improved with a 2-storey stand-alone former school building of approximately 104,497 square feet (9,708 sq. m.), built circa 1964, and situated south of Highway 401, east of Jane Street in Toronto.
Current Official Plan designation is Neighbourhood (N) and Zoning is R4-Residential.
Mandatory Regulation 180 day Circulation expires on March 8, 2017.
Sir Robert L. Borden, municipally located at 200 Poplar Road, is a secondary school that closed as per TDSB resolution effective June, 2016.
The site is approximately 11.93 acres (4.83 hectares), irregular in shape, and is improved with a 2-storey stand-alone former school building of approximately 142,579 square feet (13,246 sq. m.), built circa 1965, and situated in the Kingston Road and Lawrence Avenue East area of Toronto. Current Official Plan designation is Neighbourhood (N) and Zoning is Institutional.
Mandatory Regulation 180 day Circulation expired on March 8, 2017, with no sale to any prescribed public agency.
TLC commenced due diligence activities to prepare the property for an open market sale. In the Fall of 2017, TLC led a Steering Committee with Provincial, City and TDSB representatives. The Steering Committee engaged the services of the consultant Public Interest to interview stakeholders and complete an environmental scan of the West Hill community and broader Scarborough to identify existing services, community needs and statistical and demographic information. The completed Report is provided in the link below:
Final Report- Service and Space Needs in West Hill
A further public meeting was held on February 21, 2018, and all comments received from the community and the Public Interest Report will be information available to potential purchasers.
TLC will engage the services of a Real Estate Broker from its vendor of record list at approximately the end of May 2018 to make the property available to the market through a Request for Offers process. Upon finalizing an agreement with a Real Estate Broker, all requests and property documentation will be available through the listing brokers’ office and contact information will be provided herein.
At its February 8, 2017 Board Meeting, TDSB declared Buttonwood Public School surplus for sale and referred the property to the Toronto Lands Corporation to complete a transaction. On July 13, 2017 TLC circulated the property to bodies having a first right of offer in accordance with Regulation 444/98 of the Education Act. Interested parties were required to submit an initial expression of interest on or before May 25, 2017 in order to meet the 90 day regulatory deadline.
Buttonwood Public School is located at 100 Allanhurst Drive. The single storey 30,555 square foot building constructed in 1964 is located on 6 acres of land in the vicinity of Royal York Road and Eglinton Avenue. It has a rated capacity of 371 pupils.
TLC received one expression of interest before the stipulated 90 day deadline and has finalized a conditional agreement of purchase and sale with another public school board. If a firm agreement is reached, closing of the sale will likely occur within 3-6 months.
On April 19, 2017 TDSB declared the Baycrest Public School surplus for sale and referred the property to the Toronto Lands Corporation to complete a transaction. The Board motion also directed that the Baycrest students be relocated to the nearby Sir Sandford Fleming School.
On August 25, 2017 TLC circulated the property to qualifying bodies having a priority right to purchase in accordance with Regulation 444/98 of the Education Act. Interested parties are required to submit an expression of interest on or before November 23, 2017 and an offer to purchase on or before February 21, 2018.
In order to give time for the renovations to be completed at the new school location, any sale of the Baycrest is not expected to be completed until the spring of 2019.
Baycrest Public School is located at 145 Baycrest Avenue. This single story building was constructed in 1953. It has a gross floor area of 22,206 square feet and is situated on approximately 5.4 acres of land in the area of Bathurst Street and Wilson Avenue. . It has a rated capacity of 176 pupils.