Changes are
coming to the
neighbourhood.

We want you to help shape them.

With the arrival of the Finch West LRT, our community will be growing and changing in new ways, including new development. In response, Jane Finch Mall has created jfm+ to start the process of planning for the future of the Mall property, exploring changes that could include a mix of housing, retail, and community amenities.

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A proud neighbour
since 1968.

We've always worked hard to grow with the changes in our neighbourhood and support our community's needs by investing in a range of improvements, including community events, as well as new shops and services. While Jane Finch Mall will evolve, that commitment isn't changing.

jfm+ is a visioning process to plan for the future of the Mall site and is currently comprised of: the long-term owners of Jane Finch Mall; a community engagement team with deep roots in the Jane Finch community, who are passionate about our neighbourhood's future; and a planning and design team dedicated to reflecting the shared vision of our community.

Inspired by
our community.

We are committed to working with Jane Finch Mall tenants, neighbours, and our larger community to develop a shared vision for how the Mall property can continue to play an important role in our neighbourhood.

Any changes introduced will build on the ways that Jane Finch Mall supports our community today.

This will be a long process.

It involves listening to, and engaging with our community before proposing any changes.

The jfm+ process goes beyond a typical development planning process to understand how the Jane Finch Mall site, positioned in the heart of Jane and Finch, can continue to play an important role in our community. Visit our News & Events page to stay informed about where we are in the planning process, what we've heard to date, and how we're incorporating this feedback into our ideas.

The Jane Finch Mall
site today

We know the Jane Finch Mall site sits at the crossroads of our community. Our goal is to maintain the site as a community anchor, be transit-supportive, while providing a mix of new uses, including new housing, shops, community amenities, parks and open spaces.

After connecting with more than 1,000 community members through one-on-one conversations, walking tours, working sessions and most recently, a Virtual Community Event, a wide range of themes have emerged:

  • The Mall is an important space for people to gather and connect.
  • Community spaces and community services are important.
  • There is a desire for change to bring physical improvements and greening to our community.
  • Jobs and economic opportunities are important for our community to grow and thrive.
  • Community members would like to see their history, heritage, culture, and diversity incorporated, reflected and honoured.
  • People are hopeful for the future of the Jane Finch Mall site, but still have concerns including gentrification, affordability of retail and housing, and ongoing construction and traffic issues.
  • People want to continue to have a voice and be engaged about the future of the Mall site.

It is important to recognize that there are many physical, structural, economic and policy considerations that will inform what is possible and when changes may happen.

Stay up to date on what we've heard from our community members so far, along with ideas for the site that align with our community's wants and needs on the News & Events page.

Get involved: there are many ways you can participate.

Let us know how you want to help shape the future of Jane Finch Mall.

Frequently Asked
Questions

Is Jane Finch Mall closing?

No. We're at the beginning of a long process that will involve listening to and engaging with our community before we consider any changes. Any changes introduced will build on the ways that Jane Finch Mall supports our community today, including places to shop and gather, as well as new amenities and homes.

What is the intended result of the jfm+ process?

The jfm+ process will result in a plan for the future of the Jane Finch Mall site that will:

  • Maintain the site as a community anchor;
  • Be transit-supportive; and
  • Provide a mix of new uses, including new housing, shops, community amenities, parks and open spaces.

When will changes begin to happen?

We're not making any changes right away. Our first priority is to hear from our community and learn more about your needs. Our team has already heard from more than 1,000 community members, and we are in our next phase of community consultations to uncover more. This will be a long process. We'll keep you informed and updated every step of the way.

Why are you engaging the community?

Jane Finch Mall has a very long, vibrant history in the Jane Finch area since opening in 1968. We know the community makes the shopping centre, and we've always worked hard to grow and evolve with this neighbourhood and support our community's needs by investing in a range of improvements, including community events as well as new shops and services.

While Jane Finch Mall will evolve, this commitment isn't changing. We want to work with our community to develop a shared vision for how the Jane Finch Mall property can continue to play an important role in our neighbourhood.

What is the planning process?

With the construction of the Finch West LRT, our future is going to look a little different, so we're beginning to plan for how Jane Finch Mall will evolve to better serve our community.

This process starts with conversations with tenants and neighbours. We have already heard from more than 1,000 community members and are finding new ways to connect with others, like events, workshops and the opening of our jfm+ Community Engagement Space at Jane Finch Mall. From there, we'll develop a clear vision of our community's priorities, then work with the larger community to move forward together.

We expect the planning process to take several years between community consultations, developing the plan, submissions to the City, and eventual approval of any application.

What is the plan?

Right now, it's too early to say. We are at the beginning of a long process, but we imagine that a mix of uses, including homes, stores and community amenities are likely. That's why we are engaging with our community now. We want your help in shaping those plans from the beginning.

What have you heard from the community so far?

After connecting with more than 1,000 community members, through one-on-one conversations, walking tours, working sessions and, most recently, a virtual event, a wide range of themes have emerged, including the desire for community space and services, physical improvements and greening to our community, job and economic opportunity, the history, culture and heritage of our community, the ongoing involvement of the community in any proposed changes to the Jane Finch Mall site, and hope for the future mixed with concerns around gentrification, affordability and ongoing construction and traffic issues.

Are all ideas for the Jane Finch Mall site on the table?

Our goal for the Jane Finch Mall site is to maintain the site as a community anchor, be transit-supportive and provide a mix of uses including new housing, shops, community amenities, parks, and open spaces.

That said, the future development plans need to take into consideration many factors, including municipal policies and guidelines, provincial policies, and structural limitations.

Over the coming months, the jfm+ planning and design team will begin to develop principles and a framework plan representing "Big Ideas" for the site that align with our community's wants and needs, while taking these factors into consideration.

Meanwhile, the jfm+ community engagement team will update the larger Jane Finch community on these ideas and concepts and continue to gather feedback that will help shape the final development plan.

How will the changes at Jane Finch Mall affect the community?

In this early stage of the process, we're still determining what the changes will be. But we're committed to both preserving and reinforcing what's most important to the people who live here. Throughout the process, we'll be looking for ways to strengthen the relationship between Jane Finch Mall and our community.

How do I get more involved?

It's up to you. You can visit our jfm+ Community Engagement Space at Jane Finch Mall to speak with one of our community engagement team members.

You can connect with us through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. Keep an eye on our social channels for opportunities to participate at upcoming events.

You can also fill out the form above to let us know how you prefer to participate in the conversation, and be kept up to date on the future of Jane Finch Mall.