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Toronto Condo Demand Outpaces Vancouver Real Estate Peak

Toronto Condo Demand Outpaces Vancouver Real Estate Peak

Toronto real estate demand has been strong, and the condo market was no exception. According to the Toronto Real Estate Board’s (TREB) most recent statistics, buyers plowed into the market sending prices to dizzying new heights. Despite bank warnings over an overheated condo market, demand exceeded Vancouver’s real estate frenzy. For more please click here...
Restored glory on the way for Massey Hall: Hume

Restored glory on the way for Massey Hall: Hume

CHRISTOPHER HUME – TORONTO STAR Fortunately for Massey Hall, people don’t love buildings just because they’re beautiful. Though its handsome red-brick façade was long ago disfigured by fire escapes and acid rain, the Shuter St. venue could well be Toronto’s most beloved structure. There’s no way to prove this, but it seems everyone has his...
Massey Hall to undergo $135 million renovation

Massey Hall to undergo $135 million renovation

Chris Bateman – blogTO Massey Hall is going to get a comprehensive $135 million renovation over the next seven years that will will see the venerable 2,700-seat auditorium significantly upgraded and expanded for just the second time in its lengthy history. Originally announced in April 2013, the first phase of renovations will add a loading...
Shoring Crane Arrives at the Site of MOD's Massey Tower

Shoring Crane Arrives at the Site of MOD’s Massey Tower

VIA JACK LANDAU OF URBAN TORONTO When we last looked in on at the progress of MOD Developments’ Massey Tower, work was under way on the removal of the tile mosaic floor of the heritage bank onsite at 197 Yonge Street. In the time since, the basement of that building has been backfilled, and a...
New neighbours, new life for heart of Yonge St

New neighbours, new life for heart of Yonge St

VIA TORONTO STAR BY VICKY SANDERSON Street Numbers – Ward 28, home to Hudson’s Bay, Massey Hall and the upcoming Massey Tower, counts nearly 90 per cent of its population as apartment/condo dwellers. – Number of years the historically designated site of nearby Massey Tower condo sat vacant: 27 – Number of square feet MOD...
Massey Tower rises from quirky footprint on Yonge Street

Massey Tower rises from quirky footprint on Yonge Street

VIA GLOBE & MAIL BY PAUL ATTFIELD Given Toronto’s rapidly changing skyline, just finding a plot of land to build on downtown is becoming a challenge in and of itself. Gary Switzer, CEO of Toronto’s MOD Developments Inc., saw this first-hand two years ago when he bought the vacant Queen-Yonge branch of the Canadian Bank...
The top 12 shows to see at Luminato 2014

The top 12 shows to see at Luminato 2014

VIA BLOGTO Luminato 2014 continues in its graceful reputation as the adventurous older brother of Toronto’s many cultural festivals. While this year’s installment doesn’t have quite the same big-name international draws as it has in the past, the festival still wields impressive creative power. And, hey, who can argue against a huge cardboard beach set...
Breathing life back into Yonge St.

Breathing life back into Yonge St.

By: Ryan Starr Staff Reporter., Published on Thu Apr 24 2014 Aura is changing the way we view our city.” The 78-storey mega-tower, nearing completion on the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard Sts., has fast become one of Toronto most recognizable landmarks. “You notice it from the 401 and Dufferin, or coming down the...
Building Futures: The Changes Toronto Needs

Building Futures: The Changes Toronto Needs

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...
50 things to do this winter in Toronto

50 things to do this winter in Toronto

VIA @BLOGTO Just because winter has arrived in Toronto doesn’t mean there isn’t a ton of things to do in this city, from outdoor activities that embrace the snow to those that keep us inside all cozy and warm (preferably with a libation or two on hand). Historically speaking, Toronto residents have been a resourceful...
Hobbyist designs a ‘postcard’ from future Toronto

Hobbyist designs a ‘postcard’ from future Toronto

VIA Alyshah Hasham – TORONTO STAR It’s a postcard from the future. Scott Dickson spent more than one hundred hours painstakingly filling in the gaps in the present-day Toronto skyline with the many skyscrapers that are at present just holes in the ground or paper proposals. The self-described armchair architect created the detailed renderings as...
Five great Toronto condos that give back to the city

Five great Toronto condos that give back to the city

Architecture columnist Lisa Rochon choose five buildings that give back to the city. The Massey Tower makes the list… VIA GLOBE AND MAIL Massey Tower. Hariri Pontarini Architects; MOD Developments. The Massey Tower near Queen and Yonge is one of the most elegant juxtapositions of contemporary lightness and heritage gravitas to be proposed for Toronto....