Monthly Media Round-Up: February Edition

Everyone knows February is the shortest month of the calendar year, which may explain why it feels like it whipped right past us! Nevertheless, we’re super proud of all that our team accomplished these past 28 days, so once again we’re taking some time to look back on the month that was:

Without a doubt, our biggest accomplishment in February was receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation with ERA Architects for our work on The Broadview Hotel. Awarded on February 21st, 2017, the prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievements in the preservation and reconstruction of heritage structures. We’re unbelievably honoured to receive this recognition alongside ERA Architects—Thank you!

What else happened in the short month of February? Urban Toronto shed some love on our Kingston Road project, the Southwood with this construction update. Urban Toronto contributor Jack Landau writes,

“[..] the second phase building at 646 Kingston Road is fully formed, and cladding installation is currently in the process of sealing off the structure from the elements. The building’s main frontage along Kingston Road is being clad in a charcoal-toned brick, with reflective windows elegantly framed in thick black mullions. These brick panels now stretch as high as the fifth floor, with the upper residential level to be clad in a lighter material.”

Urban Toronto also featured a number of Streetcar projects, including The Southwood, Riverside Square, and The Broadview Hotel, in their large-scale feature article, “Growth to Watch for 2017: Beaches, Leslieville, & The Danforth.” Julian Mirabelli writes,

“This region is seeing an explosion of nearly exclusively mid-rise development, mainly concentrated along major arteries such as Danforth Avenue, Gerrard Street, Kingston Road, Queen Street, and Eastern Avenue. Our route follows a winding path through a section of the city that is quietly experiencing a flurry of gentle densification, beginning in Oakridge and making our way west and south through Birch Cliff, Upper Beaches, The Beaches, Leslieville, Riverside, and The Danforth. We have compiled below a list of all projects nearing completion, all buildings currently under construction, and all developments proposed and awaiting approvals on the east side of the Don.”

Streetcar’s Crowsnest, the exciting ground-floor theatre nested inside the Carlaw, continued to make noise in February. The Globe and Mail published this write-up with photos on the theatre’s opening night.

What caught your eye this February? Tweet us @StreetcarLofts and share with us on Facebook.