Inside the GTA - January 4, 2020

Design plans unveiled at Yonge and Eglinton project.

The design team behind ‘untitled’, the two-tower residential development from Reserve Properties and Westdale Properties, has just released their design plans.

Reserve and Westdale collaborated with U.S. fashion designer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams on the designs, alongside architects from IBI Group and designers from U31.

The condominium towers share a natural stone podium and will contain 751 suites ranging from studios to three bedrooms as well as 32,000 square feet of amenity space. Prices will start in the low $400,000s.

As part of the block master-plan, the development team will also be building a separate 413-unit purpose-built rental building adjacent to untitled, along with a new public park. The rental building will contain 200 affordable housing units, 165 mid-range units, and 49 market units, delivering a range of housing options.

Check out the story on page 23 of this issue for more images and info.

Junk removal pilot aims to recycle, repurpose, reuse

With a commitment to continually exceeding customer’s expectations and encouraging sound environmental practices when moving, Two Men and a Truck – Canada is expanding its services to include junk removal.

Two Canadian franchisees (Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo and St. Catharines-Niagara Region) are the first to pilot this program.

“We recycle, repurpose, reuse, and donate as much of the junk as we can, so we avoid taking items to the dump,” said St. Catharines-Niagara Region franchisee Cotie Drinkwater. “We save residential and business clients time and hassle. The junk removal service can be part of a move, or a separate service.”

The new junk removal program covers furniture, garage items, appliance and mattress disposal, hot tub removal, exercise equipment, seasonal items such as patio furnishings, office remodels, and old unwanted electronics and construction debris. Exceptions include hazardous materials such as propane tanks, gasoline, paint, chemicals, motor oil, biological or medical waste, and firearms.

Left to right: Cotie Drinkwater and Justin Prittie are Two Men and a Truck franchise owners. Drinkwater covers St. Catharines-Niagara Region and Prittie operates the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo area.

Graywood’s ‘Peter & Adelaide’ breaks ground

Graywood Developments’ landmark mixed-use tower, Peter & Adelaide, broke ground recently.

Located in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Entertainment District, the new community presents an opportunity to live minutes away from globally acclaimed restaurants, coffee shops, boutique fitness, shopping, sports, nightlife, and entertainment that are hallmarks along Toronto’s King St. West corridor – all the while, the 47-storey tower remains within arm’s reach of the Financial District, TTC, and GO Transit. A few suites remain at Peter and Adelaide. Visit PeterandAdelaide.com to find out more.

Now 98 % sold, WestBeach celebrates rooftopping

Marlin Spring principals and partners recently topped off the six-storey, 88-suite WestBeach condo project in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood.

Left to right: Marlin Spring President Ashi Mathur; CFO Elliott Kazarnovsky; CEO Benjamin Bakst; Terra Firma’s Carolyn Montgomery; CSCD Holdings’ Christopher Salt and Carla DeGasperis. Milborne Group is handling sales with two suites still available, including a penthouse with a 40-ft. terrace facing Lake Ontario. Visit marlinspring.com

Mattamy Homes recognized as a top employer for second year in a row

Mattamy Homes was recently named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the second year in a row.

“Being recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s top employers has special meaning for us, as the GTA is where it all began for Mattamy, and it continues to be an important area for our business,” says Mattamy Homes Canada CEO, Brad Carr.

Now in its 14th year, the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers competition is an editorial project that recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.

With 40 per cent of Canada’s business headquarters located in the GTA, it is a growing battle to retain and hire top talent. This year saw a record number of employers take part in the selection process, with 130 employers selected to represent the GTA.

“Mattamy was the only homebuilder on this list,” said Brent Carey, Mattamy’s Vice President, Communications. “The Greater Toronto Area continues to be the most competitive employment market in the country,” said Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp. “The rapid growth in technology employers has created opportunities across a wide range of occupations, from healthcare to education and manufacturing. The region’s strong economy draws tens of thousands of new residents each year – local employers are working overtime to attract the best and brightest to their organizations and you can see their efforts in this year’s list of winners.”

Mattamy Homes employee Rachel Suh is the Sales and Marketing Manager at the company’s Greater Toronto West Division.

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