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Bloomfield Yard getting a new building

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The Bloomfield Yard tucked in behind Churchill Avenue North services our fleet and is an important maintenance depot. Now, it’s about to get a major facelift.

The City has submitted a site plan for approval describing the addition of a new one-storey building that will host an eight-vehicle maintenance bay. The new structure will also include offices, a lunch area, and wash and locker rooms, as well as two new parking areas. It will be positioned to the east of the yard as an addition to the exiting four-bay garage.

It’s unlikely the building will have much of an off-site impact. There will be fewer contractors at the site, and staff expect a reduction in the number of private vehicle trips to and from the yards. There’s significant new landscaping proposed, as well.

I’ve spoken with representatives of the Westboro Beach Community Association about the project, and will be door-knocking in the area next Tuesday to solicit feedback. To date, I’ve heard no serious concerns. Site plan does not require Council approval, and is delegated to staff

To learn more about the proposal, view the page on the City’s DevApps site. If you have any concerns, please call me at 613.580.2485, or write to me at, copying City planner Steve Belan at

View from the street of Bloomfield Yard

Posted December 26, 2014