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10 tips for buying a condo in Toronto

10 tips for buying a condo in Toronto

More people are buying condos in Toronto than ever before. And while acquiring a condo in the city can prove a valuable investment down the road, there are also pitfalls if you don’t make an informed decision on your building and unit. Keeping the following tips in mind will save you money, time, and the...
Toronto's Ten Tallest Buildings Now Under Construction

Toronto’s Ten Tallest Buildings Now Under Construction

Toronto is currently in the middle of a record building boom. In the last decade or so, the skyline has expanded rapidly as large numbers of condominium and office buildings have been constructed throughout the downtown core. This boom shows no signs of stopping, and today what will be some of the tallest buildings in...

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FIVE QUESTIONS FOR BRUCE ROGERS, SITE MANAGER FOR THE MASSEY TOWER In this issue, we had a chat with Tucker HiRise’s, Bruce Rogers. As Site Manager, Bruce’s responsibilities are vast. Some of these include scheduling and coordinating all trades and ensuring the building is built to the architect’s plans. He has to make dozens of...
From YVR to YYZ: Visiting The Massey Tower

From YVR to YYZ: Visiting The Massey Tower

VIA INTRACORP.CA This month Margaret Kennedy, Intracorp’s Director of Sales Administration, had the opportunity to visit The Massey Tower in Toronto. The Massey Tower is developed in partnership with Intracorp, MOD Developments and Tricon XII Limited Partnership . We asked Margaret about her cross-country trip from Vancouver to Toronto and here’s what she had to...
Quick 5 with Aidan Ball

Quick 5 with Aidan Ball

This month we had the pleasure of sitting down with Aidan Ball, Director of Construction for MOD Developments. Aidan is responsible for overseeing the construction process for the Massey Tower. His excitement for the project was on full display throughout the interview. It’s inspiring to see someone with such passion for quality design and innovation...
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...
Quick 5 with Colleen Smith

Quick 5 with Colleen Smith

We had the pleasure of sitting down with a member of the Massey Hall team, Colleen Smith. Colleen is the Director of Operations for the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall and is leading the planning for the Massey Hall Revitalization Project. Colleen is as excited as we are for the Massey Hall...
Construction Progresses at The Massey Tower

Construction Progresses at The Massey Tower

It’s exciting times over at The Massey Tower site. Work is on schedule and the site is really starting to take shape. Demolition is complete and vertical drilling for shoring has begun. The shoring process ensures the stability of the site during excavation. All components for the preservation of the historical elements at the former...
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...
Lifting the Mosaic Floor out of 197 Yonge

Lifting the Mosaic Floor out of 197 Yonge

Preservation work on 197 Yonge St. continues with the delicate removal of the Mosaic floor. The floor has been cut into 5 sections and the removal was accomplished via crane. The floor will now be stored during the construction process to prevent it from being damaged. Enjoy the photos!
QUICK 5: FIVE QUESTIONS FOR GORAN SKARA OF TUCKER HIRISE

QUICK 5: FIVE QUESTIONS FOR GORAN SKARA OF TUCKER HIRISE

FROM THE MASSEY TOWER FALL NEWSLETTER: In this issue, we sit down with The Massey Tower construction site manager Goran Skara of Tucker HiRise. Goran is the former site manager of Toronto’s new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences. We had a brief bio prepared for Goran but after he read through it, he insisted it...