After an extensive due diligence process, the City of Toronto has completed the Agreement of Purchase and Sale at 29 Judson St. and now owns the property currently occupied by ML Ready Mix.
The purchase is the next step in the process of relocating ML Ready Mix from its current site in a residential area in south Etobicoke to its future location at 545 Commissioners St. in the Port Lands. Under the terms of the agreement, ML Ready Mix has up to one year to move their operations from 29 Judson St. to Commissioners Street.
To get to this point, the City established a working group of various City divisions including Economic Development & Culture, City Planning and Toronto Building, along with CreateTO, Toronto Public Health, Metrolinx, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and local residents.
The relocation of ML Ready Mix from 29 Judson St. to 545 Commissioners St. presents a strategic opportunity to further consolidate concrete batching operations in the Port Lands, while at the same time reducing land use conflicts currently experienced by the residents of the Judson Street community in south Etobicoke.
The City has entered into a one-year leaseback with ML Ready Mix at 29 Judson St. to enable a smooth transition and relocation of operations to the Port Lands site.
“This is an important step forward for south Etobicoke. We’ve listened to residents’ concerns and worked together to address those concerns. I want to thank Councillor Mark Grimes and South Etobicoke residents for their patience and determination in seeing this through and for the hard work they put into this resolution that’s good for the community and our city.”
– Mayor John Tory
“In 2012, I moved a motion at City Council prohibiting concrete batching and other heavy industrial uses in a large section of south Etobicoke. I am grateful to City staff and the members of the working group who all worked tirelessly to make this relocation happen. I also want to thank ML Ready Mix for their cooperation in recognizing their operation was not compatible with the local community, and for coming to the table to get this done.”
– Councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 3 Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
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