The TTC has a report on its Supplementary Agenda for the June 2 meeting regarding the Unilever property at the foot of Broadview as a possible carhouse site.
During the initial search for new carhouse and maintenance sites, this property was rejected because the then-available acreage was too small. The situation has now changed, and quite a large block of property is available. However, the lead time to acquire and clear the site means that a new carhouse and maintenance facility could not be ready in time for the delivery of the Flexity LRV fleet.
All the same, it would be worthwhile investigating this property as a long-term site for a new carhouse replacing Russell and/or Roncesvalles once the high-floor fleet is completely retired. This would allow redevelopment of two choice pieces of property on Queen Street.
Those familiar with the old Lever Bros. property know it is bordered by Sunlight Park Blvd., a street named after a well-known product. If this does become a carhouse, that would make a fitting and historical name.
Of course, with that BMW dealership next door, the carhouse would have to feature a large window framing an LRV looking out onto the DVP!