This is a real estate developer who is constantly looking to the horizon, and every decision they make is informed by how they can best contribute to the future of the City of Toronto. They see themselves as city builders, and this means that they are in a position to positively contribute to the city, and they take this responsibility very seriously.
They have various principles that guide them in this endeavour. One of the most influential of these guides is the 4 Pillars of Sustainability - these are tenets that help them build sustainable and environmentally friendly projects. They also follow their two city shaping processes which are affordable homeownership and food security.
TAS is a developer of mixed use buildings, and they are driven to elevate the urban experience. They are committed to positively impacting the Greater Toronto Area, and they see themselves as entrepreneurs that are fighting for the public good. They strive to build connected communities because they believe that connectedness leads to more beautiful and resilient cities. They follow through with this belief in their own business practices. They know that in order to build developments of which they can be proud, they must engage in a collaborative process with their stakeholders. Through this collaborative process they hope to support the local economy, celebrate diverse forms of arts and culture, and foster positive relationships within their neighbourhoods.
Every one of their developments must stay true to this developer’s 4 Pillars of Sustainability. These pillars were created in pursuit of enhancing social, ecological, cultural, and economic activities. As a contributor to the social aspect of their communities, this developer has organized and sponsored activities in their developments such as the Junction Flea and Music Festival and the Farm Lot. For the ecological, they’ve committed themselves to adhere to the strenuous qualifications of building LEED Gold Certified developments, and they’ve also committed themselves to completely using green energy to power their head office. Their environmental efforts have been recognized as they were named the Green Builders of the Year at the 2014 BILD Awards.
They contribute to their communities’ culture by ensuring they build developments with forward thinking thinking design. In addition to this, they also make strides to include local artists in the artwork of the their buildings. Their efforts for the economy involves creating partnerships with local businesses through the Neighbourhood Partnership Program. Combined, these pillars work together to ensure this developer will continue to be a positive force in any community in which they build.
They are also committed to create more affordable housing in the City of Toronto. They know that the white hot housing market in Toronto is not sustainable, and that’s why they've committed themselves to helping the city council in their Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020.
This strategy’s aim is to create more equitable neighbourhoods. They’ve also dedicated themselves to help food sustainability in creative ways. One way they’re helping is by creating a rooftop garden that contains 36 earthboxes. These are simple ways to build more connected cities, and to continue being a positive influence in the neighbourhoods that they impact.
TAS looks for ways to positively contribute to their community with every new project they oversee. By creating more connected cities, they believe that they are building a stronger city that will continue to prosper well into the future. Their four pillars of sustainability ensures that they will have a productive and symbiotic relationship in each neighbourhood in which they build. By also contributing to affordability and food production, this developer is taking innovative steps to ensure Toronto’s connectedness and sustainability. It’s exciting to see a developer take their role as city builders so seriously, and with their stewardship, we look forward to seeing Toronto be ushered into the future as a truly global city.
These condos rise out of the Entertainment District - one of Toronto’s most vibrant and exciting neighbourhoods. This award winning development features contemporary design, and is making tremendous steps for sustainability as it is one of the only projects in downtown Toronto that is registered for LEED status. The condos feature exposed concrete ceilings, granite countertops, European stainless steel appliances including a gas range, and custom Scavolini kitchens. These condos were completed in 2011, and they are located at 375 King Street West.
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