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Plans Continue to Evolve for Westbank's Mirvish Village

Mirvish Village, Westbank Corp., Henriquez Partners Architects, ERA Architects
June 3, 2016 10:25 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Westbank Corp's extensive plans for the redevelopment of the massive Mirvish Village site in Toronto, which includes an area bounded by Bloor, Bathurst, Lennox, and Markham Streets, ... read more

Rising Home Prices Breathing New Life into GTA Rental Market

GTA Rental market, Concert Properties, Toronto
March 12, 2015 4:29 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Real estate prices in the GTA are rising higher all the time, with the average detached home price recently crossing the $1 million mark, and average condo prices now sitting at $369,655 in ... read more

Allied and Westbank Team Up to Redevelop 19 Duncan

19 Duncan Street, Allied, Westbank, Toronto
December 11, 2014 7:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developers Westbank and Allied REIT have partnered up to purchase the historic warehouse at 19 Duncan Street plus an adjacent laneway and surface parking lot. The purchase price was $47 million, ... read more

Honest Ed's Site Sold to Vancouver-based Westbank Corp

Honest Eds, Toronto
October 30, 2013 12:00 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Opened in 1948 by Edwin Mirvish, Honest Ed himself, the famous Honest Ed's discount store on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst Streets was put on sale earlier this year by the Mirvish ... read more

Open House at Living Shangri-La Toronto

Living Shangri-La Toronto Hotel and Condo Open House
October 19, 2012 2:52 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Bordering the entertainment and financial districts, the Living Shangri-La Toronto Hotel and Condo promises to be an urban icon and destination. Next week, the glass podium and tower will be ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La in Full

Living Shangri-La Hotel & Condos, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
September 19, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There is no better time to open a five-star hotel then during the Toronto International Film Festival. With the transplant of Los Angeles into the city, the publicity is excellent and the revenue ... read more

Living Shangri-La Unofficially Opens Ahead of TIFF

Living Shangri-La Toronto is by Westbank Corp and Hariri Pontarini Architects.
September 4, 2012 11:40 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The Living Shangri-La Toronto Hotel and Residence unofficially opened its doors to the public last week ahead of the launch of TIFF. While the hotel suites are not yet open to public booking, some ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Lights Up

Shangri-La Hotel & Condos, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
August 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There is a lot to be said for subtlety. Measured and understated, architectural detailing is intended to be an inflection that reinforces rather than alters. An overly generous use of lighting, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La at Sunset

Living Shangri-La, Toronto. Developed by the Westbank Corporation
June 28, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Draped in the soft, warm fading glow of sunset, the glass skin of Shangri-La and its vitreous neighbours transform themselves with the changing light. Defining the western edge of the central ... read more

Photo of the Day: University Avenue Has a New Monument

Living Shangri-La Hotel & Condo, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
June 20, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A punctuation mark of glass and steel, Shangri-La has provided University Avenue with a view terminus that anchors the southern stretch of the street with a substantial architectural work. ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: Gardiner Museum, Queen's Park, MaRS, and Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre

Gardiner Museum, Doors Open Toronto
May 28, 2012 12:14 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
This tour of four Doors Open Toronto venues incorporates not only information about the sites visited, but also nearby or associated developments of interest to UrbanToronto readers. With so much ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Tops off University Avenue

Shangri-La, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
May 18, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member cruzin4u, this picture shows Westbank's 66-storey Shangri-La moving ever closer to completion. This newest addition to University Avenue is certainly a welcome one. ... read more

Crane Comes Down at Shangri-La

Living Shangri-La by Westbank, James Cheng, and Hariri Pontarini Architects.
May 10, 2012 12:42 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
With Living Shangri-La having topped off, the construction crane atop the 66-storey hotel and condo could be disassembled. Yesterday, UrbanToronto Forum members nicetommy, dt_toronto_geek, ... read more

Zhang Huan's Astounding 'Rising' Unveiled at Living Shangri-La

Living Shangri-La Toronto at the unveiling of Zhang Yuan's Rising
May 6, 2012 12:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Saturday afternoon saw the unveiling of another major work of public art in Toronto, and this one is simply astounding; Rising, by Shanghai-based Zhang Huan, was unveiled in a ceremony on Saturday ... read more

Photo of the Day: One-of-a-Kind View of the Downtown Core

Downtown core of Toronto from St. Michael's Hospital.
May 1, 2012 10:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member tomms continues to find unique views of the city and captures them with brilliant clarity. Today's Photo of the Day is a stunning shot of the downtown core from the ... read more

UrbanToronto Contest Winners Enjoy Shangri-La Tour

Living Shangri-La condominiums towers over its podium, Toronto
March 29, 2012 3:37 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto was pleased to bring three winners of our February Facebook contest through Living Shangri-La this past Tuesday. After meeting at the presentation centre at 200 University ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Wrapped in Fog

Living Shangri-La in Toronto by Westbank Corp
March 22, 2012 9:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A remarkable photo to suit our remarkable weather. Taken on Queen St. W by Forum member Frank-R, this beautiful photo of Shangri-La captures the incredible interplay between light, weather (in ... read more

Topping off February 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Globe and Mail Offices in Toronto by KPMB Architects
March 7, 2012 2:57 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The past month has been an eventful one for us here at UrbanToronto. We've hit record numbers in Twitter, Facebook and page views, have seen the topping off of some of Toronto's most iconic ... read more

Last Chance to Enter the Shangri-La Contest!

Westbank Corporation's Living Shangri-La in Toronto
February 28, 2012 4:15 pm | by Editor | Comments
We've just about come to the end — the final day of our Living Shangri-La Contest! Tomorrow, on Leap Day, we'll be picking three winners, who will be among the lucky and privileged few to ... read more