Bylaw blocking  Walmart big-box store at 420 Bathurst Street to be appealed at the OMB

Friends of Kensington Market is now fundraising to help participate in future Ontario Municipal Board hearings about this proposal. Link to their fundraising web site here.

In July, Councillors Adam Vaughan and Mike Layton  moved an Interim Control By-Law to ensure the Bathurst Street study that is currently underway between Dupont and Queen St W is complete before decisions are made on any further commercial applications. The hold is in effect for one year.

Riocan, the developer that proposes to build a big-box Walmart store at 420 Bathurst Street, at the edge of Kensington Market, has now filed a legal appeal of both the Interim Control By-Law as well as their application itself. Hearings on these applications may be scheduled in the next several months.

(Source: excerpted from Councillor Vaughan’s Fall/2013 newsletter.)