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Thornhill Square Shopping Centre's
borders are marked in yellow.
The existing community shopping centre, built around 1980 (and used in 2004 in the making of the film Dawn of the Dead!), was acquired by Timbercreek of Four Quadrant GP2/Hazelview ("the developer") at the end of 2018.
Thornhill Square is part of the lands included in the Thornhill Centre area (which extends across Bayview and includes the Shouldice property). Visit our Bayview & John Vision.
Markham's Official Plan states that the Local Centre of Thornhill Centre, the heart of our community, is intended to “serve as an important focal point for the surrounding community, providing a range of housing, employment, shopping and recreational opportunities, as well as personal and human services."
More information on the proposed
Thornhill Square development:
AWRA MEMBERS: THE ABOVE LINKS WILL NOT BE LIVE and/or CORRECT UNTIL WE PUBLISH.
On Friday, October 13th at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) Hearing, the developer, Timbercreek/Hazelview, presented a settlement agreement with the City of Markham.
The 'settlement' keeps the re-development proposal unchanged as of January/2023, with the addition of a "hold provision" on the development until the sanitary capacity issue has been addressed to the satisfaction of the City of Markham.
The reports below were revised in 2023 under the OLT process:
Notes: Jan Files part of OLT Hearing: Joint Document Book, June/July files pending
The reports below were included in October 2021 updated application
(4 buildings up to 19 stories, 615 residential units, reduced non-residential space):
The reports below were included in the original Oct. 2020 application
(5 buildings up to 15 stories, 579 residential units, reduced non-residential space):
Note: Unfortunately not all application files were provided. This development application is missing in Markham MappIT .
As usual, all reports and studies submitted by the developer are supportive of their proposal. Their conclusions are made in isolation and don't necessarily align with an overall urban plan for the area, nor include or consider the compounded impacts of other developments (proposed, approved or under construction) in the area.
In the City of Markham a major development application requiring a Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA) and/or Official Plan Amendment (OPA) follows a series of steps (PLAN).
SPM is the last step before staff submits a Recommendation Report for consideration to the Development Services Committee (DSC). If approved will be sent to Council for vote.
A Notice of Public Meeting was sent on March 2, 2022 to residents on a 20m radius and persons who have requested to be included in the notification list.
SPM accept both written and oral deputations.
Members of the public may submit written deputations by email to email@example.com until the day before the meeting and instruction are included in the meeting announcement
There were 163 written deputations and 2 hours of oral deputations (around 20 deputants). The recorded session included brief presentations by staff, the developer, oral deputations and DSC members questions to staff and developers representatives.
On the same day a memorandum about the proposal changes was sent to members of Council
Some of the written deputations are listed below:
2020 Aerial Photo
Disclaimer: Several of the Images used on the above webpage come from Development application documents submitted to the City of Markham under PLAN 20 130784, City of Markham reports and submissions to OLT-22-003917, and other publicly available documents, including McCor Management's Thornhill Square brochure.