not to like about Riverdale?
PRINTERS ROW LOFTS, 525 LOGAN AVE. Grade : A
The Toronto Star. November 21, 2009
|Condo Critic, Christopher
Hume, gives an A rating to Printers Row.
"Best of all, perhaps, the renovated structure seems ideally suited to its new use. The transition has been made seamlessly. "
Built out of Riverdale Presbyterian Church, the Glebe Lofts on Pape Ave. near Danforth link past and present well.
The Toronto Star. April 12, 2008
warm and homey about the building, which may be why it was a good
candidate for a residential conversion."
Living in the Beach
Eco-friendly roof unique to area.
The Toronto Star. April 1, 2006
|"...the grass will
be growing on Falling Brook's roof ... making it the only condo building
in the Beach with a living, green roof and part of a select group of
buildings with a similar feature in the city of Toronto".
to detail seen in conversion
Hepbourne Hall Grade : A
The Toronto Star. April 10, 2004
columnist Christopher Hume gives an A rating to Hepbourne Hall, the "admirable"
conversion of a church meeting hall and manse just west of Dovercourt
Rd. and south of Bloor St."
for a new home
Food editor worked with developer to design her condo.
The Toronto Star. June 14, 2003
|"Suite in The Glebe
church conversion 'deal of a lifetime'"
converts find ready buyers
Transformed temples are hot commodity that sometimes sell out years ahead of their planned completion dates.
The Globe and Mail. June 6, 2003
light up when I mention it,' she says. 'A church touches an emotion in
people.'" ~ Lynn Robinson purchaser at The Glebe.
in the city
Lofts and condos in old churches offer rare features, community and a certain cachet.
The Toronto Star. October 2002
|"'It deserves every
effort you can to maintain it. It's part of the streetscape and the
community,' he [Mitchell] says. ' Conversions are more difficult for
builders to do than starting from scratch, but they're worth it.'"
lofts have aged well in 20 years
The Toronto Star. September 28, 2002
|"... given how
innovative the scheme was - and is - it deserves our respect."
condo rises from ashes
The Beach Metro News. January 12, 2002
|"Later this year Joe
[Bordieri] will be moving both his family and his business back to Queen
Street - to a new, and quite impressive residential/commercial addition
to the streetscape across from Kew Gardens."
condo to rise from ashes of six-alarm fire
The Toronto Star. January 5, 2002
|"From the ashes of
that fire will rise 12 residential units, behind and beside a new
street-level storefront called Green House."
Through inspiration and hard work, developer Bob Mitchell turns old buildings new again
The Globe and Mail. March 1, 2002
|"'One of the key
things I try and do is look at the light and volume of space,' says
Mitchell, owner of of Mitchell & Associates, who has converted more
than a dozen buildings in Toronto into unique loft condominiums over the
last 20 years."
Danforth attracts unique conversion project
Mayfair Walk recreates elegant London Homes
National Post. October 27, 2001
|"I look for places
where people would like to live,' says Mr. Mitchell. 'Areas that are
of old England, by Georgian
Mayfair Walk recreates elegant London Homes
The Toronto Star. September 23, 2000
|"The aim is to 'get
owners working together to create a feeling of an English garden mews.'
Condo conversion expert switches gears to build a loft-like home in Riverdale
The Toronto Star. April 22, 2000
|"Mitchell likes the
history of neighbourhoods, the idea of recycling old buildings,
maintaining the character of neighbourhoods and 'creating housing
without displacing people.' "
builders go for Georgian
Two Toronto projects reflect urban architecture of 18th century England
The Toronto Star. January 29, 2000
architecture," says Mitchell, "has stood the test of time."
Tao of building
Bob Mitchell has been turning vacant buildings into 'astonishing' living spaces for 19 years and counting
The Toronto Star. August 21, 1999
|"By offering only customized living spaces in his projects, Mitchell creates "a variable equation. It's what I am and what you are. And if the 'you' always changes, the sum of it is always something different."|
out the small stuff
Loft-style condos right at home in compact buildings.
The Toronto Star. March 1999
|"Mitchell created Toronto's first legal loft - a 10-unit conversion of an obsolete felt factory at 41 Shanly St. in the Bloor/Dovercourt area - in 1981/82. ... After 16 years doing creative conversions, he can physically show potential buyers his portfolio."|
Former church hall to become condominiums
Real Estate News. April 7, 1995
|" 'Each building you deal with is unique. That's why I don't think this will be a major development-type market,' Mitchell said."|
Rising Above the Ordinary
Real Estate News. May 8, 1992
|"As the developer of about one-half of Toronto's 300 to 400 legal units, Mitchell has been a catalyst for the burgeoning loft market in the city."|
Hall reworked with flair and style
The Toronto Star. September 8, 1990
|"Metro planners interested in studying the theory of housing intensification at work might want to take a look at Hepbourne Hall, a perfect example of how housing intensification can be done with flair and style."|
a condo complex in its second life
The Globe and Mail. July 19, 1986
|"The Mitchells aren't the only people turning factories into condos, but they're certainly among the leaders."|
living in historic Cabbagetown college
The Globe and Mail. July 28, 1984
|"Because of the historical board's designation, work on the exterior was essentially a painstaking restoration job, involving stone quarried in the United States to match old lintels, and brick scavenged from local demolition sites."|
condos create lofty spaces
The Globe and Mail. November 5, 1983
|"From an old felt factory at 41 Shanly St. near Bloor and Dovercourt, Mr. Mitchell has created 10 truly offbeat spaces: loft condominiums. The warehouse flavor - open spaces, brick, ceiling timbers and steel - has been retained and enhanced."|
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