VIA TORONTO STAR On March 6, 2014, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) hosted “Building Futures in Toronto,” a live and interactive conversation featuring Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat, councillor of Ward 20 Trinity Spadina Adam Vaughan, and councillor of Ward 5 Etobicoke Lakeshore Peter Milczyn. The discussion was moderated by BILD Toronto Chapter Chair Gary Switzer of MOD Developments. The Building Futures conversation was about just that; how does the development industry work with the City to continue producing affordable, high-quality homes for Greater Toronto Area (GTA) residents? Many interesting points were discussed, but it all seemed to boil down to these three topics: The Development Permit System, Affordability, and Accountability. The Development Permit System (DPS) As most in the industry know, practically every parcel of land in Toronto needs to be rezoned when submitting a development application. The zoning bylaws are not up to date, and it adds time and money to the development process. The DPS is being designed to effectively determine what a certain area of the city needs with regard to development and infrastructure. Keesmaat is working with the Planning & Growth department to collect criteria that is essential to evaluate the needs [...]
You’ve all seen a timelapse sequence of a building being constructed, but have you ever seen a 4D video rendering of the construction process? The Massey Tower site at 197 Yonge St. is a challenging site in terms of layout and requires a high level of precision to complete the construction process. Being mindful of the heritage building, our neighbours, and the community are of the utmost importance to our team. To ensure the construction process is as efficient as possible we have commissioned some of the latest construction technology to facilitate as seamless a construction process as possible. We are excited to share this video with all of you and hope it provides some worthwhile insight into the amazing process about to unfold. Without further delay… Building Massey Tower in 4D Massey Tower 4D / Final Edition / from T Logic on Vimeo.