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

Building Communities Around Places

In this article, Retail & Leisure International takes a look at a range of examples of Placemaking from all corners of the world, to highlight the different types and how they each possess their own unique elements to draw people out and bring communities together. Source: Retail & Leisure International 

Living Downtown in Toronto, She Prefers to Rent … for Now

“The Residences of the Well is part of the wave of new buildings constructed in the GTA for rentals, not as condos to be bought by investors. The two buildings of The Residences of the Well (425 Wellington and 435 Wellington) are in The Well, a 7.7-acre urban village at Front St. and Spadina Ave., … Continued

Urbanize Toronto Tours The Well

“After years of anticipation, Toronto’s largest construction site is about to open its doors to the public in stunning fashion. Located on north-west corner of Front and Spadina in Downtown Toronto, The Well is massive mixed-use project from RioCan and Allied Properties. Formerly the location of the original Globe and Mail headquarters, the 7.67 acre site was acquired in 2011 with construction … Continued

Toronto Sees a Boom in Upscale Rental

“It’s an upgraded rental living experience compared to a typical condo rental,” said Shaun Hildebrand, president of Urbanation. “They are bigger and there’s more attention paid to a unit.” In recent decades almost all the new rental units built in Toronto were condominium apartments that individual investors and owners rented out to tenants. And while … Continued

Wandering The Well: Some Galleria Space Now Accessible

Toronto’s largest active construction site, The Well, has turned the corner in its construction journey, and is looking more and more like the complete project, one that the UrbanToronto have been eagerly anticipating for years. The transformative mixed-use hub, rising from the northeast corner of Spadina Avenue and Front Street West, has been welcoming its office … Continued

The Well is a Very Impressive Masterplan

  I am so impressed by The Well. I walked through it this afternoon after a meeting at BDP Quadrangle’s office, and I think that once it’s fully open and stabilized, it’s going to become an instant icon and destination in the city of Toronto. So much so that when people visit Toronto, they’re going to … Continued

Purpose-Built Rentals Poised for a Comeback

  Today’s rental buildings look and feel more like condominiums than their predecessors   Purpose-built rentals are catching on in Toronto because, after years of being funnelled into condominium rentals, renters and demanding control of their own destinies. “In terms of why a purpose-built versus a condo, really, the reason is control over our stay,” … Continued

The Well Blends Redevelopment With a Historic Community in Toronto’s West End

Each of the seven commercial and residential high-rises in a new development on the west edge of Toronto’s downtown has a different style to complement the eclectic historic neighbourhoods to the north. Running through the city block is the Spine, a new brick-paved street lined with three levels of retail and restaurants beneath a glass … Continued

This is what Toronto’s largest active construction project looks like

As a tidal wave of development crashes over Toronto, it’s a pretty colossal mark of distinction to hold the crown of the city’s largest (non-infrastructure) construction project.   That’s a deserved title for the megacomplex taking shape on a 7.8-acre site situated at Front and Spadina, but there’s so much more about the project known as The … Continued