‘Something we can admire’: Scarborough Junction Community Farm starts area’s planned rebirth

September 14, 2021 | Uncategorized

Volunteer Sukhmani Singh and Suman Roy, Feed Scarborough’s executive director, stand in the Scarborough Junction Community Farm, which opened on July 24. – Mike Adler/Metroland

Builder proposes 6,619 homes, park and retail beside GO station

Pictures on Sukhmani Singh’s phone from two months ago show a scarred parking lot where the Scarborough Junction Community Farm grows 18 types of crops in containers.

What’s planned next for that parking lot and the 26 acres around it between St. Clair Avenue and the Lakeshore East GO line could be even more startling.

A “pedestrian-first” community with 6,619 homes, a 4.5-acre park and a retail high street and square is being proposed for the long-stagnant, contaminated triangle of land.

The farm, displaying a map alongside artist renderings of a vibrant, mixed-use future, is a calling card and statement of intent.

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