This week we chat with Lisa Bate an Architect with B+H who’s working on something we bet you haven’t even thought about. Waterproofing Cities. Waterproofing. Think about that for a second. With all the recent floods wiping out major Canadian and US Cities this is a serious discussion that’s gaining a ton of momentum. One troubling thought: How do we protect against future events if we constantly take measures to protect ourselves using stats from the past?
A high level discussion with Graham Haines about the new Rent Control rules the Wynne Government has proposed and a deep dive into Graham’s recently written policy paper titled: Making Cents of Ontario’s Rent Regulation: Assessing the Financial Impact of Rent Control and Developer Incentives.
Slutsky and Mamourian sit with Marco VanderMaas about this strange thing called the Missing Middle. Everyone’s always talking building way up up up while Marco’s talking about taking advantage of existing structures and build them out. He’s basically the Frank Lloyd Wright of today!
Slutsky and Mamourian chat with Ed Levy a global transit authority and a man who’s raging passion for Transit has taken him all over the world in a consulting capacity. We’re pretty sure he knows more than all of us combined. Also, did you know that the TTC is the only transit system in the World that is expected to fund itself? You should buy his book –> www.bagroup.com/news/~1278-Ed-Lev…stores-and-Amazon
Slutsky and Mamourian sit with Norm Li the KING of renderings. If you’ve seen a rendering of a condo somewhere in the World you’ve likely seen a Norm Li. The conversation quickly evolves from simple 2D renderings into Virtual Reality. VR will be responsible for the decentralization of real estate sales centres to allow brokers to literally showcase thousands of projects all within a small office space. The future is here, folks.
Slutsky and Mamourian chat with Alex Mereu, transportation planner with the IBI group. We dive into Alex’s recent report: “A Driverless Future Is Not Just About Cars” and go on a few tangents here and there. Autonomous Vehicles seem to always come up during our discussions so now we devote an entire episode to it. What would you do with all that parking infrastructure if people didn’t have cars?
Slutsky and Mamourian sit with President of Centrcourt Developments; Shamez Virani. Centrecourt does highrise and only highrise and want to do more highrise! They’ve developed exciting Toronto high rises like Peter Street condos, Axis, Core Condos, Karma and INDX and are now creating a new downtown from scratch in Vaughan.
Slutsky and Mamourian chat with a man that needs no introduction: Councillor Norm Kelly! Most famous for his recent beef with rapper Meek Mill and known globally for his witty Twitter chops and of course his work on Toronto’s City Council representing Ward 40. We talk about politics, urban planning and what The 6ix Dad thinks about provincial interference on the Tory road toll.
Slutsky and Mamourian sit with Quandrangle Architects Principal, Richard Witt. We take a deep dive into his career and how he’s put his stamp on Toronto over the past two decades. Richard thinks Toronto needs to have more “super-tall” buildings. Do you?
Slutsky and Mamourian chat with Kirkor Architects co-founder Clifford Korman. We take a walk though the company’s humble beginnings and have a glimpse into the future of Toronto development. We learn about Background Buildings and why they’re important plus some interesting stories from the trenches. Also…we need more canopies. Amiright?