Building Magazine - October 26, 2018
Many Canadians are not fond of high-rises, and prefer “human-scaled” developments like five- to 12-storey mid-rise buildings, but developers have found the economics to be challenging for a number of reasons. “Many of the challenges of mid-rise development are well catalogued: extensive and expensive approvals timelines, poor economies of scale for construction and soft costs, land assembly risk, and a longer sales process with end users,” says Daniel Byrne, vice president of development at Main + Main in Toronto.
Excavation Bottoms Out for Main and Main's Dundas & Aukland
Urban Toronto - July 13, 2018
Seven months since crews from Bird Construction mobilized at the site of Main and Main's Dundas & Aukland project beside Kipling subway and GO station, work is well underway. The 40-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed rental apartment tower is going up on the edge of Etobicoke's new downtown, on the west side of Toronto.
Toronto’s rental frenzy spurs highrise dog park, fleet of Teslas
The Star - July 12, 2018
“The rental market’s got a lot of legs to it still. Most of our projects going forward are rentals instead of condos,” Rick Iafelice, president of Main and Main Developments, said in an interview. The company is building a mixed-use project with retail space and 330 apartments in Toronto that will cost about $150 million.
Hoist Comes Down, PDIs Start at TAS' Kingston&Co. Condos
Urban Toronto - April 11, 2018
Construction of Kingston&Co. Condominiums commenced back in October 2015. The 10-storey TAS and Main and Main Developments condo development designed by Teeple Architects has reached structural completion on Kingston Road, just east of Victoria Park Avenue in Scarborough. We last checked in on the project about 11 months ago, when structural forming was nearing completion, and installation of the exterior's textured precast concrete cladding was picking up speed.
How Kingston Road Is Rapidly Shaping Up To Be King Again
Insider Voices, Neighbourhoods - March 19, 2018
“The first development was Kingston & Co., right at Kingston and Victoria Park. This was the first time [the developer] decided to go east of Victoria Park. They actually took a chance — they saw something coming. That was the first development that got approved along that entire strip.”
The developer, Main and Main, boasts on their website that the project “(sets) the bar sky high for future projects along Kingston Road,” with eight stories that step up to 10 levels, spacious suites (more than half are larger than 800 square feet), and 20,000 square feet of retail space for the community.
“And since then, in many ways, it’s exploded,” Crawford says. “We’re seeing an incredible amount of applications, and all combinations of mid-rise and detached townhomes.”
Growth to Watch For 2018: Beaches, Leslieville & The Danforth
Urban Toronto - February 27, 2018
"Leaving the Hunt Club area, we continue west to the intersection of Kingston Road and Victoria Park Avenue, where construction on Kingston&Co Condominiums is nearing completion. The project by TAS, Main and Main, and First Capital Realty rises 10 storeys and will add 145 new condo units to the avenue. Featuring a terraced stepped-back design by Teeple Architects, the building is now topped off with installation of the exterior cladding largely complete. Expect occupancy of this building in the coming months as crews continue working away on the interiors."
Growth to Watch For 2018: Etobicoke Centre & Bloor West
Urban Toronto - January 30, 2018
"Continuing west along Dundas Street, we arrive at the site of Dundas & Aukland, a 40-storey rental tower developed by Main and Main and designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, located at the intersection of its namesake. The project will add 376 residential units to the high-rise neighbourhood, along with retail at grade. Shoring and excavation have begun, so look for the dig down to complete this year and the build up to begin. Construction is projected to wrap up in 2019 or 2020."
Preliminary Work Begins for Main and Main's Dundas & Aukland
Urban Toronto - December 11, 2017
Just southwest of where the Six Points interchange of Dundas, Kipling, and Bloor is beginning its transformation into a new city centre for Etobicoke, the latest project to begin construction in the neighbourhood is Main and Main's new 40-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed rental apartment tower, named for its location at the intersection of Dundas & Aukland.
First Capital Realty-backed portfolio of 19 properties in Ottawa and Toronto on the market
Financial Post - September 25, 2017
“This was one of Dori (Segal’s) favourite deals he ever did, to get (Main and Main president) Rick (Iafelice),” said Alex Avery, a former real estate analyst for CIBC World Markets Inc., referring to the move by real estate heavyweight Segal, the long-time chief executive of First Capital, to get a stake in a separate investment arm for his company.