Joey Postma, Author at The Well Toronto

The Well Toronto Gala Opening

It officially opened! I was invited to attend the gala opening party for the new Downtown Toronto Mall—The Well, with many other industry leaders. The night was magical! We enjoyed over the top decorations creating a fairytale experience. They added live music from a princess violinist, stilt walking snow queens and acrobatic champagne pourers! Canapés … Continued

Toronto’s The Well refashions the urban mall

Unlike fully-enclosed malls of the 1960s and 70s, the Well connections to the street grid outside – what architects call ‘porosity’ – in both expected ways, such as big glass walls, and unexpected ways, such as angled pedestrian bridges and pokey little laneways that pop out onto quirky streets such as Draper with its collection … Continued

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Office Co-Existence

It’s the proverbial narrative we’ve all heard before: Baby Boomers and Gen X thrive on the nine to five, while Millennials and the emerging Gen Z can’t help but shake up conventional office cultures. From an increased interest in work-life balance to collaborative layouts, high-tech upgrades, and hybrid arrangements, these new generations have pushed the … Continued

Adidas Originals Opens Unique ‘The Collection’ Storefront at The Well in Toronto

Sportswear retailer Adidas is set to debut its latest flagship store at The Well in Downtown Toronto. Retail Insider first reported on the new store back in October 2022 and after a soft launch in August, the brand’s official opening is this weekend, marking a major milestone at The Well. Source: Retail Insider: adidas Originals Opens Unique ‘The Collection’ Storefront … Continued

A Massive Fitness & Wellness Club is Opening at Toronto’s New Downtown District

“A popular Toronto fitness and wellness club is opening a second location in one of the city’s highly anticipated developments. Sweat and Tonic has announced it will open its second Toronto location this fall. And if you haven’t already guessed, it has claimed a spot in the massive new neighborhood, currently under construction – The … Continued

The Retail Pulse Podcast: The Well in Toronto: How 5 Pillars Are Transforming Retail

“An exclusive interview with Anthony Casalanguida, General Manager for The Well in Toronto. Learn about the five pillars mission of this unique new community, and how it’s 3 million square feet of retail, office and residential space over 7.8 acres in Toronto’s King West area is changing the approach to retail and it’s impact on future retail … Continued

The Well, Toronto’s Most Ambitious Mixed-Use Development, Nears Completion

“The Well, a massive mixed-use development in downtown Toronto, may well be the most ambitious mixed-used project of its kind in Canada – a bold reflection of Toronto’s energy and diversity, and an extension of the urban vibrancy of King West. It is also part of the RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust’s strategy of transforming some … Continued

10 Years In The Making, ‘The Well’ Is (Almost) Ready For Its Close-Up

“Shrouded in scaffolding and still in the throes of active construction, these days The Well appears to be what it has been for the past ten years — a work in process. But if you venture through any one of the cavernous entry points, you can quite easily catch a glimpse of the layers of … Continued

The 5 Most Exciting Recent and Under Construction Buildings in Toronto

“Toronto is an exciting, growing city with tons of new construction going on. In fact, Toronto is the crane capital of North America, with more active cranes currently in use than anywhere else in North America. Among the many construction projects adding residential and commercial space to the city, there are a few projects that stand out … Continued

In the Age of the Hybrid Workplace, Flexible Amenities Attract Employees Back to Office

“Architecture and design firm BDP Quadrangle committed to move to a new office in downtown Toronto in 2019, just a few months before the pandemic lockdown introduced everyone to the alternative universe of working remotely. The timing could have been better, but it proved to be an opportunity. Before the firm moved in last fall, … Continued