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Dymon Storage seeks to convert former Target store to self-storage in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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June 20, 2017: Established in 2006, Canadian self-storage operator Dymon Storage Corp. is seeking a zoning change to convert a former Target store in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to a mixed-use property that will include self-storage and retail space. 

According to the source, the city’s development-services committee discussed the proposal for the property at 285 Taunton Road E. during a June 19 meeting. Dymon has also requested to raise the roof of the building by a meter. Target vacated the site in 2015.

The property is part of the Five Points Shopping Centre and currently zoned for commercial use, including retail and restaurants, but not self-storage. The zoning request will now be forwarded to the city staff for recommendation. If approved, Dymon hopes to open the facility in March, the source reported.

The storage facility will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and contain about 1,000 climate-controlled units. The site will also offer conference rooms, parcel services and safety-deposit boxes for rent. The loading/unloading area will be on the interior.  

“Everything about Dymon happens in the interior of the building … there are no garage doors facing out to the street,” said Bliss Edwards, senior director of planning, who appeared before the committee.

The Five Points Shopping Centre is also undergoing major renovations. Owner RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust is demolishing a portion of the mall’s interior to make way for a new, open-air retail complex. Several existing tenants will be moved to a new location under construction on the same property, the source reported.