Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Preview: Metro Coming to Queen Street West

The Carnaby condo development to bring grocery giant to Queen West.

The Carnaby condos and Metro
Inspired by the west end arty London street of the same name, The Carnaby is the newest condo project in the Queen West area by Streetcar developments. The development is bounded by the triangle formed by Queen Street West, Gladstone Avenue, and Peel Avenue and includes condos, an urban park, and ground floor retail shops.

A 25,000 square foot Metro grocery store will open on on Queen Street West and will include a pharmacy and wine shop.The store should find plenty of customers from new condo projects on Gladstone Avenue, the Bohemian Embassy development on Queen Street West, and the Q Condos at Dufferin Street.

Area site plan
Grocery retailers, facing new competition from Target and Walmart's Supercentres, are increasingly looking for ways to engage urban consumers. The recent acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart by Loblaw was seen by many as a way for the grocer to gain key small format stores in which to expand its reach. Partnering with condo developers is another way to reach an under serviced consumer.

[Renderings via Streetcar Developments]