Monthly archive December, 2012
Massey Tower Brings Variety to Yonge

Massey Tower Brings Variety to Yonge

Built in 1905, the old CIBC bank at 197 Yonge St. served a Toronto of a different era. Before Yonge Street was dug up for the subway in the 1950s, streetcars, once pulled by horses, were the public transit option. The bank served the second financial capital of Canada (after Montreal), and was the gateway...
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season on behalf of the whole Massey Tower team!
Massey Tower Construction Will Be Complex

Massey Tower Construction Will Be Complex

TORONTO STAR Ryan Starr Special to the Star Gary Switzer has done his share of condo developments through the years. None have presented him with greater challenges than Massey Tower, a 60-storey, 698-unit building he’s proposing for 197 Yonge St. The project, which incorporates the century-old Bank of Commerce building, will be built on what...
The Massey Tower - Meet Our Team - John G. Doran

The Massey Tower – Meet Our Team – John G. Doran

This interview feature is on John G. Doran of Acanthus Heritage Plastering who is masterminding some of the restoration work at 197 Yonge St. in preparation for The Massey Tower. John, many people in Toronto are super excited about 197 Yonge st. being restored but aren’t aware the amount of skill and time that goes...
Uncovering the beauty under bird poop on Toronto's Yonge Street

Uncovering the beauty under bird poop on Toronto’s Yonge Street

DAVE LEBLANC – TORONTO – SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL An exterior view of the one-time Bank of Commerce at 197 Yong St., Toronto. Says developer Gary Switzer, ‘Anybody that grew up here, they know that Queen and Yonge was the crossroads – it wasn’t Bloor and Yonge. You look at any of those...
Meet Your City Councillor - Ward #27

Meet Your City Councillor – Ward #27

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam on City Development, Yonge Street, and Why Toronto’s Downtown Core is so Important to the City As a member of five downtown Business Improvement Associations, one of the key organizers of “Celebrate Yonge”, and the proponent of many improvements to Toronto’s downtown sector, Councillor Wong-Tam has championed a number of initiatives since...
Meet the Massey Tower Sales Team

Meet the Massey Tower Sales Team

MOD Developments and Marketvision have teamed up to bring you the best sales team in town The sales team at Massey Tower is a group dedicated to serving the needs of customers, and who are passionate about everything related to downtown-living… among other things. We are pleased to present a little insight to who the...
Discussing Design: David Pontarini on The Massey Tower

Discussing Design: David Pontarini on The Massey Tower

With over 25 years in the business, David Pontarini has overseen the design and development of some of the world’s most elegant structures. As a founding partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects, (the firm behind the Massey Tower), we asked David what inspired the tower’s design, the challenges they’ve faced in undergoing such an ambitious project,...
Welcome to the official Massey Tower Blog!

Welcome to the official Massey Tower Blog!

We are excited to be bringing you this new extension of The Massey Tower. Stay tuned for continued updates and news. Looking forward to sharing this exciting new chapter with you all!