The Greenwood Raceway site on Queen East might soon contain a new 2,700 capacity concert venue.
Entertainment giant Live Nation is behind the application, currently before the city and with a hearing scheduled for July 27, according to proposal documents. Planning consultants Bousfelds Inc. submitted the application for interior renovations to the city on behalf of the building’s owners, EMM Financial Corp.
The site is currently home to the Alliance Cinema, the Champions Teletheatre off-track betting facility, and System Fitness. The building was erected in the mid-90s after the historic horse racing facility on site was demolished.
The proposal details plans to renovate two-thirds of the teletheatre, located in the middle of the property, in order to host live performances. A new partial second floor would be constructed, and changes to the outside of the building would be minor “maintaining a consistent built form along Queen Street.” The venue would host approximately 150 shows a year.
The plans appear to show that the current off-track betting facility at the site, Champions Greenwood, will remain a tenant – albeit with a smaller floor space.
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