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Underground Levels Taking Shape at 299 Campbell Development

Just over two years after TAS, BentallGreenOak, and the Toronto Public Library celebrated a ground breaking for a new mixed-use development at 299 Campbell Avenue, construction is making headway on the 14-storey rental apartment, retail, and library complex on Dupont west of Lansdowne in The Junction Triangle.

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A proposed development at Dupont St. shows Toronto’s mixed-up future

What if a new development could be weird? That’s the promise of a proposed project at 888 Dupont St. in Toronto. Imagine a 13-storey tower with a restaurant on the roof. Then add shops on the first floor – and in the basement. In between, add 99 live-work apartments, 13 of them affordable rentals. And tack a “vertical farm” to the back of the tower.

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UrbanToronto: Readers Select Best Buildings of 2018

The votes are in! For our fifth annual Year-End Readers’ Poll, we invited you to select your favourite projects completed in 2018 in five categories, from a combined total of 35 mid- and high-rise projects that wrapped up construction over the last twelves months.

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UrbanToronto: Downsview Park: Green Asset and The Keeley’s Great Amenity

Toronto is in a rush. Over 2,750,000 people live in a 630 square kilometre area, and many thousands more want to move here every year. With less than 4,400 people per square kilometre we are still spread thinly compared to European standards (London has over three times the population in a similar area), and not all of our new housing stock can or should be built in our central area.

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UrbanToronto: Ground Breaking Marks Construction Start for 299 Campbell Ave

This past weekend, TASBentall Kennedy, and the Toronto Public Library celebrated a ground breaking for their new mixed-use development at 299 Campbell Avenue. The start of construction for the new 14-storey residential rental-library hybrid building was marked with an event attended by Deputy Mayor and Local Councillor Ana Bailão, author/musician Dave Bidini, and residents of the surrounding Junction Triangle neighbourhood.

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On The Go: Construction Underway At Kingston&Co. Condominiums

Construction is now well underway at Kingston&Co. Condominiums, following a tremendously successful 2015 resulting in over 60% of the unique suites being sold. Brought to you by TAS and Main & Main Developments, Kingston&Co. is the premiere place to live in the Upper Beach, while offering an alternative to low-rise housing, with prices starting in the $200,000s.

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BuzzBuzzHome: Kingston&Co to host free seminar on downsizing February 10th

Thinking of downsizing to a condominium? These days, it’s not just empty-nesters who are considering smaller homes. Many young families are also moving into cities, lured by job opportunities and cultural amenities. Making a major move requires a great deal of preparation — and you’re likely to have a lot of questions.

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UrbanToronto: TAS to Host Two Holiday Markets This Weekend

As the Holiday season draws nearer, a number of Holiday Markets are popping up around the city, adding some much needed warmth to counterbalance the growing cold of Winter. A couple of weeks ago, we reported on three of these Holiday Markets, and today we return with two more Holiday Markets planned for this weekend, both being presented by developer TAS.

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UrbanToronto: Insider Q&A with Mazyar Mortazavi of TAS

This week, we chatted with Mazyar Mortazavi, President and CEO of TAS, the developer behind the recently built M5V development at King and Spadina, as well as new projects like Duke in The Junction and Kingston&Co in Scarborough. TAS has been on the development scene since 1983, when they got their start as a custom home builder, and in the time since, the developer has gone on to launch a real estate fund, and has been recognized with multiple industry awards, including a Green Home Builder of the Year win at the 34th Annual BILD Awards.

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UrbanToronto: Kingston&Co to Hold Condominiums Seminars

With such a large volume of new housing coming onto the market, it can be difficult if not overwhelming to make an informed condominium purchase for both investors and end-users. To help educate prospective buyers on various topics like making a smart purchase, investing or even downsizing, a seminar is being held tomorrow evening at the site of Kingston&Co Condominiums, a new condominium development in Scarborough by TAS, Main and Main Developments and First Capital Reality.

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Toronto Life: The Future of Toronto Real Estate

Ranked as the most resilient real estate city in the world, Toronto is experiencing unprecedented growth. What is the long-term impact of the breakneck condo boom on the economy, community and environment?

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UrbanToronto: Construction of DUKE Condos Begins with Official Ground Breaking

For Toronto’s historic Junction neighbourhood, a new mid-rise condominium will grace Dundas Street West. The seven-storey DUKE Condos by TAS had its groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday to officially begin construction. Named for the nearby intersection of Dundas (DU) and Keele (KE), the Quadrangle-designed building includes several stepbacks and indentations that highlight its contrasting white and black brick facade.

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Urban Toronto: TAS Unveils the Kingston&Co Upper Beaches Collection

It has been a few months since TASMain and Main Developments and First Capital Realityintroduced Kingston&Co Condominiums. Now, a new collection of suites has been released for the upper floors of the 10-storey development, which will add 140 condominium units, ranging from studios to three-bedroom + den, to the heart of the Kingston Road commercial strip, just east of Victoria Park Avenue in Scarborough.

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Condo Life: Mazyar Mortazavi

Mazyar Mortazavi, President and CEO, TAS. For the past 30 years, TAS has built high quality homes and award winning condominiums projects.

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UrbanToronto: DUKE Condos to Add to Eclectic Junction Neighbourhood

There are plenty of neighbourhoods in Toronto that, while off the beaten path, are among the most interesting and lively communities in the GTA. One of these neighbourhoods is The Junction, centred around the meeting place of major rail lines near the intersection of Dundas and Keele Streets. The Junction is home to an eclectic mix of shops, studios, restaurants, and cafes which occupy a mix of often well-preserved heritage building stock. The tree-lined side streets offer a mix of apartments and houses, most older and character-filled, with newer residential developments mixed in.

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National Post: Post Homes

Beach East
A mid-rise building by Teeple Architects, Kingston&Co is a short trip from the Scarborough Bluffs and the Beach and Kingston Road shops, cafe’s and public transit.

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Eventbrite: Food Fighters Screening at The Farm Lot

A collaboration between TAS, Fresh City, Berryfresh Fruit Co. and The Detox Market, The Farm Lot, a unique green space in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, aims to remind people about the many places available to grow food in the city.

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Inside Toronto: Food Fighters Screening at The Farm Lot

See the big potential in tiny farms! Join TAS and Fresh City for a FREE documentary screening of the FOOD FIGHTERS. The independent film takes you up close and personal with small businesses like Fresh City and the West End Food Co-op, who are working together to create alternatives to large-scale food production in Toronto.

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EventSetter: Food Fighters Screening at The Farm Lot

See the big potential in tiny farms! Join TAS and Fresh City for a FREE documentary screening of the FOOD FIGHTERS on Thursday, September 4th at The Farm Lot, 369 King Street West. The independent film takes you up close and personal with small businesses like Fresh City and the West End Food Co-op, who are working together to create alternatives to large-scale food production in Toronto. Beer by Steam Whistle, fresh fruit from Berryfresh Fruit Co. and snacks will be available for purchase.

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Eventful: FOOD FIGHTERS SCREEN AT THE FARM LOT IN TORONTO

FOOD FIGHTERS SCREEN AT THE FARM LOT

See the big potential in tiny farms! Join TAS and Fresh City for a FREE documentary screening of the FOOD FIGHTERS on Thursday, September 4th at The Farm Lot, 369 King Street West. The independent film takes you up close and personal with small businesses like Fresh City and the West End Food Co-op, who are working together to create alternatives to large-scale food production in Toronto. Beer by Steam Whistle, fresh fruit from Berryfresh Fruit Co. and snacks will be available for purchase. 

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Curbed: Gentrification of Scarborough Continues with Kingston & Co

At just 10-storeys, Kingston & Co will house 140 units built to the high sustainability standards that have been trademarked by TAS – including social, ecological, cultural, and economic. From TAS’s track record with previous community sponsorships of events such as the Junction Flea and Music Festival and the Farm Lot, residents can be sure that TAS takes its sustainability standards seriously.

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UrbanToronto: Kingston&Co Condos Supported by Four Pillars of Sustainability

TAS’ developments are built to meet their “four pillars of sustainability”, a system which places emphasis on the social, ecological, cultural and economic impacts that a new development can bring to a community. The first of these pillars—social—comes in the form of community activity. TAS sponsors various community activities around its properties such as the Junction Flea and Music Festival and the Farm Lot, and similar community involvement is gearing up for the Kingston&Co development.

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Urban Toronto: DUKE Condos Offers New Incentives with Only 30% of Units Left

While taller and taller skyscrapers will be built Downtown and in major nodes over the coming decades, Toronto is going to be growing in other areas and other ways too. On our Avenues, mid-rise development is the wave of the foreseeable future. These ground-hugging buildings are meant to take advantage of the transit services already provided, while adding vitality to the existing shopping strips.

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Beach Metro: Eye on Business

Kingston & Co, a new condominium coming to Kingston Road Village, has put the neighbourhood on a map – a hand-drawn map showing local shops, cafés, parks and galleries, not to mention the way to the beach.

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Register for Kingston&Co at the Beaches Jazz Festival and win a $500 prepaid Visa gift card

The 26th annual Beaches Jazz Festival is now officially underway in Toronto and local developer TAS is joining in on the fun.

With a great track record of supporting community and cultural events across the city, TAS will have a booth at the StreetFest along Queen East and Woodbine Park. The StreetFest will be running from Thursday, July 24th to Saturday, July 26th. The 1.5 mile stretch will be lined with 40 live musical acts alongside a collection of eateries, bars and vendors.

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Kingston&Co Condominiums Revitalizing Kingston Road Village

Kingston Road Village is one of Toronto’s least known shopping and restaurant strips. This could be because it’s hidden away on the east side of town to the north of The Beach. Kingston Road Village anchors the Upper Beach and features a widening array of shopping and dining options in a newly fashionable yet still family friendly neighbourhood.

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Toronto Life: Pop-Up Pick: a quaint fruit stand wedged between condos on King West

The vacant lot at 369 King West, across from Mountain Equipment Co-op, will eventually become yet another downtown condo. Before that happens, though, it’s providing one of Toronto’s most densely populated urban areas with a little slice of countrified heaven. For the second year running, Fresh City Farms has teamed up with developer TAS and natural-cosmetics shop The Detox Market to transform the strip of dirt and asphalt into a temporary agrarian idyll.

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snapd Beaches: Unveiling of the Kingston&Co

Kingston&Co sales centre held a VIP unveiling of their sales centre on May 28th. Kingston&Co Condos is a new condo project by TAS and Main and Main Developments, currently in preconstruction at 1100 Kingston Road. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.

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Urban Toronto: Kingston&Co Bringing Contemporary Condos to Kingston Road

Bold architecture is coming to Kingston Road in Scarborough thanks to TASMain and Main Developments and First Capital Realty‘s Kingston&Co Condominiums. The new 10-storey, Teeple Architects-designed building will be built at on Kingston Rd just east of Victoria Park Avenue. This is the site of the now closed Alpine Hotel, a Birchcliffe neighbourhood fixture for almost 75 years, whose day had certainly come and gone.

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New in Toronto real estate: Kingston&Co. Condominiums

Kingston & Co. Condominiums is a new development on Kingston Road just east of Victoria Park. Located above the Beaches, the top floors and roof provide dramatic views of Lake Ontario and the R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant. The area isn’t exactly rich with condos right now, so the arrival of a large development is noteworthy for the degree to which it will inject energy into what is a rather tired stretch of Kingston Road. To be clear, this is actually a very promising location with its proximity to the lake and the vibrant stretch of Kingston Road to the west, and the addition of 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor will likely prove a boon to the immediate area.

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Globe and Mail: Homes for a city of orphaned lots

The big-league housing providers routinely pass over downtown sites for the kind that interest Curated’s team – orphaned intervals in the urban grid, for instance, obsolete buildings the city  wants to see preserved, lots tucked away in laneways.

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On Site: Kingston Road project seeks to cut the compromises of condo life

KINGSTON&CO
LOCATION: Kingston Road Village
BUILDER/DEVELOPER TAS and Main & Main Developments Inc.
SIZE 407 to 1,439 square feet
PRICE From $250,000s to over $1-million
SALES CENTRE 1089 Kingston Rd., Unit #8, at Victoria Park Avenue. Open by appointment only.
CONTACT Phone 647-558-5500 or visit kingstonandco.ca

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Toronto Star: BILD Awards celebrate quality, innovation

More than 1,100 people cheered on the winners of BILD’s annual awards at a gala evening recognizing the GTA’s best new homes and condominiums.

It was a privilege to see the individuals and groups win top honours in 47 categories and be celebrated for the quality, innovation and expertise they bring to our building and development industry.

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Urban Toronto: Ground Level Live-Work Units add to offerings at DUKE Condos

From a historical perspective, there is nothing groundbreaking about the live-work model. People have been living and working under one roof for centuries; think shopkeepers with their dwellings upstairs! Artists have built on that paradigm, transforming warehouses to accommodate the amenities of a home as well as open studio space to create and store finished artwork securely.

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Toronto Sun: TAS named builder of the year

In the high-rise category, TAS received top honours for its commitment to sustainability. The company has made a commitment to designing and building to a LEED Silver standard for all of its future projects.

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Canadian Interiors: 34th Annual BILD Awards, Toronto-based developer TAS takes home four awards, including Green Home Builder of the Year (High Rise)

Toronto-based developer TAS was recognized as an industry leader for its green building practices and highly regarded marketing initiatives at the 34th Annual BILD Awards on Apr. 25. TAS took home the prestigious Green Home Builder of the Year Award – a BILD pinnacle award that recognizes the builder who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the implementation of green building practices.

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Urban Toronto: Winners Announced for the 34th Annual BILD Awards

This year’s Green Builder of the Year awards were presented to TAS and Empire Communities. The Green Builder award recognizes the builder who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the implementation of green building practices from the planning stage right through construction. In the high-rise category, TAS received top honours, while Empire Communities received the Green Builder of the Year award in the low-rise category.

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National Post: For Sale

For Mr. & Mrs. Fix it.
Designed by Teeple Architects, Kingston&Co is a new east-end Toronto condominium projects. With 150 units in total, including 75 unique floor plans, the site will feature interiors and amenity spaces by Mason Studio.

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Metro: East end gem

A new mid-rise condominium project coming soon to Kingston Road Village, the vibrant up-and-coming community that lies just north of the Beaches. Designed by award-winning Teeple Architects with contemporary lines and light-filled spaces.

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Toronto Star: The Junction is where purpose finds passion

The railroad lines that cut a pie-shaped wedge into a corner of west Toronto are at least partly responsible for the maddening tangle of sudden endings and inexplicable changes in street direction that define The Junction.

Good looking and well-designed midrise housing is being added to the current stock. At the corner of Annette and Medland Sts., there’s a respectfully converted church in which some units contain its original arches. At Keele and Dundas Sts., there’s the seven-storey Duke Condos, slated for occupancy in November 2015.

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Top Condo: DUKE Condos

DUKE Condos are truly one of a kind. The architecture of every unit is unique and incomparable. An excellent addition to The Junction. DUKE Condos were recognized for excellence at the annual BILD awards. The fabulous unique designs such us the live/work lofts really make DUKE Condos stand out from many other projects. DUKE really adds a modern flair to The Junction.

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Urban Toronto: TAS Launches Kingston&Co Condominiums With Dialogue

The continued housing boom has brought about tremendous change in Downtown Toronto, but suburban areas in North York, Etobicoke and Scarborough are seeing profound growth as well. In Scarborough, Kingston Road serves as a retail, cultural and pedestrian strip while also acting as a major vehicular artery. These are only some of the reasons why Kingston Road is set to see some major changes over the next few years; changes like Kingston&Co. Condominiums, a 10-storey Teeple Architects-designed condo development from TASMain and Main Developments and First Capital Realty. Just launched, Kingston&Co is coming to Kingston Road just east of Victoria Park Avenue.

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Yonge Street: New condo buys coffee for everyone in a 3-block radius

Developers are an odd breed. In order to succeed, they need to be able to handle the risk and stress that comes with borrowing and investing 8- and 9-figure sums, and conservative enough to ensure that every project caters to the widest possible audience. They have to be able to deal with the artistic sensibilities of architects, and the labour ethic of tradespeople. It’s a rare combination that attracts an odd mix of people, and no two are alike.

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Buzzbuzzhomes: B Lab names TAS one of the world’s top influencers in social and environmental impact

There’s more to TAS than its ambitious mixed-use communities and environmental focus—much more. The Toronto-based developer was recently placed on the “B Corp Best for the World” list, which recognizes influential companies for their impact on society and the business world.

To become an honouree, a company must meet the highest standard of performance, transparency and accountability in the workplace and actively offer a positive business outlook.

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Navut: Sustainable Neighbourhoods: Going Green

Environmental sustainability has become an increasingly central issue in North America. The trend of “going green” is everywhere we go as solutions for protecting the environment get more and more creative. It’s not just seen in the products we buy, but also in the homes, cities, and neighbourhoods we live in.

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Condo Elite – Mazyar Mortazavi

Mazyar Mortazavi is the President and CEO of TAS, a Toronto-based condominium development company that’s taking sustainability and quality to a whole new level.

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Urban Toronto: Sustainable Design a Key Component of DUKE Condos

TAS has been trumpeting the lengths they are going to, to create a sustainable condominium building in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood since launching DUKE Condos last year. It is encouraging to see a developer raise the bar beyond what the building requirements call for.

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National Post: DUKE at heart of cool hood

DUKE condos wasn’t named for Price William, the Duke of Cambridge. Nor for any other royals, for that matter. Rather, the name comes from the site’s location of Dundas, a bloc east of Keele: The first two letters of each spell our Duke.

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blogTO: The top 10 new Toronto condo developments of 2013

2013 has been another busy year in the Toronto real estate market. With the ongoing debate over the stability of the condo market raging on, one thing remains true, economically and environmentally viable and sustainable housing must be built for our city to continue to grow and function.

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Buzzbuzzhomes: DUKE Condos opens its sales centre doors for community event

We have to hand it to Mason Studio, the firm tasked with designing the sales centre of DUKE Condos. The space’s warmth and distinctive aesthetic – think terrariums, subdued lighting, and vintage collections – fits the vibe of The Junction neighbourhood. The west Toronto area is known for its salvage shops, cafes, and arts scene and it’s easy to see how these neighbourhood features were integrated into the presentation space.

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Off to the Market: Shaping a Beautiful Toronto one Market at a Time

Meet TAS, a local Toronto property development firm that is working with various local community partners to better our fine city one market at a time. First run in with TAS was at the popular Junction Flea Market and most recently while visiting MEC for some camping gear, an unexpected “Farm The City” farm lot diretly located across the street.

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blogTO: Teensy tiny farm lands on King West

This mini-oasis of flora is planted in a series of crates that look like they were made from reclaimed pallets. In conjunction with TAS — and in keeping with its commitment to the four pillars of sustainability — Fresh City Farms planted the farm lot as an initiative to alert people to the many potential locations for city farming.

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THE GRID: Food Spy: Urban farm pops up near King and Spadina

If you’ve passed by King and Blue Jays Way recently, you may have noticed some planters sprouting greens in a makeshift garden. The project, recently opened on a development site at 369 King St. W., is a joint initiative from the adjacent Detox Market, local farm Fresh City Farms, and developer TAS.

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TAS Introduces DUKE Condos in The Junction

For the past few years, The Junction — centred around the intersection of Dundas West and Keele Street — has not just been drawing new residents from around the city, but has been changing the very face of its industrial past.

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Urban Toronto: Teeple Architects Condo Reimagines Site of Defunct Alpine Hotel

Back in January, Main and Main (a First Capital Realty partner), TAS and Teeple Architects announced they were teaming up to redevelop the shuttered Alpine Hotel site at 1092-1118 Kingston Rd, east of Victoria Park Ave in Scarborough. Plans for the project are proceeding, still very much in the early stages, with an application having been recently submitted for site plan approval.

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Birch Cliff News: Goodbye Alpine, Hello Condo

The eyesore that is the old Alpine Hotel will be replaced by a modern mid-rise condominium, on the north side of Kingston Road between Victoria Park Ave. and Blantyre Ave. It will contain 150 – 170 condo units, according to Mazyar Mortazavi principal of the development firm TAS.

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Artscape Salon: Picnic in the Park

Two-hundred guests from the arts and cultural, architecture and development communities came together for an intimate & inspiring evening with Toronto’s cultural luminaries at Artscape Salon: Picnic in the Park, an annual fundraising event in support of the Artscape Foundation.

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eln: Mazyar Mortazavi

As a member of ELN, Mazyar is contributing to Toronto Community Housing’s strategic plan and helping identify key actions for civic leaders to take in addressing the Toronto region’s affordable housing crisis.

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Canadian Immigrant: Mazyar Mortazavi

Mazyar Mortazavi, principal of TAS DesignBuild sits at a work station with project association Marina Cadilha at M5V Condominiums presentation centre on King Street.

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BILD: TAS DesignBuild wins 4 BILD Awards

TAS DesignBuild was thrilled to accept 3 BILD award on behalf of Giraffe Condominiums (including best logo, presentation centre and model suite) as well as the coveted ‘Green Builder of the Year BILD’ award for this commitment to new technologies, materials and methods into projects helping advance Green Development and reinforcing their dedication to lead the industry through innovation.

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blogTO: Vocado Clothing Store Opening

We have a special relationship with our friends at vocado – that being our interior design firm TAS Design Inc., was behind the work done for this impressive clothing store.

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Toronto Star: Beyond the Brick

By any measure, Mazyar Mortazavi is a most undeveloper-like developer. The principal of family firm TAS DesignBuild liberally sprinkles his conversation with phrases like ‘environmental and cultural responsibility’, and ‘positive social impact.’

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