MIRVISH+GEHRY— Theatre impresario David Mirvish did a talk at the Toronto Reference Library to discuss his controversial plans for the Mirvish+Gehry towers on King Street. The city is unhappy with the design and seeks to preserve four heritage buildings from demolition. Will Gehry have to perform a "facadectomy" to save his new development?
ON THE MARKET— This week's On the Market is a $4 million dollar mansion near the Kingsway with a fire engine red piano and purple bedrooms. A mansion in Vaughan (not the Versailles one) dropped its price tag from $4.9M to $4.7M. What a bargain! Also here's what's you can buy in Toronto for $900,000 right now.
YONGE AND EGLINTON— Midtown Toronto is transforming into condo central with dozens of new developments happening right now. The Neon Condos, a 20-storey building near Yonge and Eg., are anything but neon. It's a grey and brown building with a plain white decor. Kind of disappointing given the flashy name.
YONGE & DUNDAS— Easton's Group are moving forward with their plans to build a 47-storey condo residence with a 16-storey "garden tower" at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis Streets. The project, Dundas Square Gardens will replace the company's hideous Hilton Garden Inn, the demolition of which is sure to cheer the hearts of many.
DUFFERIN & DUPONT— A former Presbyterian Church at Dufferin and Dupont Street being converted into lofts was destroyed by a massive fire last week. The project acquired by developer Concept Lofts Ltd., was to convert the church into the Sanctuary Lofts, and now plans to continue are up in the air.