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Rodeo Drive Condo – CF Shops at Don Mills

Rodeo Drive Condo: RODEO DRIVE’S VILLAGE HIGH STREET—CF SHOPS AT DON MILLS For future residents of Rodeo Drive, the Shops at Don Mills will become, more or less, on their arrival the local “high street,” the go-to place to buy a strip sirloin at McEwans, or a bottle of chard at the LCBO, or some eyeliner […]

Rodeo Drive Condo – futuristic landmarks

Rodeo Drive Condo – futuristic landmarks From its inception Don Mills has always had very ritzy neighbours—a tradition that carries on to this day. But back in the mid-1950s this area of the GTA was known as “horse country,” and it was the pre-ferred stomping ground for toffs mad keen on hunting foxes, chasing polo balls […]

Rodeo Drive Condo – Oasis in heart of city

Rodeo Drive Condo – Oasis in heart of city From its upper levels, residents of Rodeo Drive will overlook a lush, verdant, al-most Arcadian landscape arguably unlike any other neighbourhood in Toronto. Don Mills/The Bridle Path is, quite simply, awash in a sea of green because of the numerous parks in the area and the […]

Rodeo Drive Condo – Moderism in Don Mills

Rodeo Drive Condo – Moderism in Don Mills When town planner Macklin Hancock took control of the development of Don Mills he was determined to hire only modernist architects to design the town’s institutions and residences and he proceeded to hire a roster of the best-in-class to execute his vision. Most of them trained in the […]

Rodeo Drive Condos – A world-class garden

Rodeo Drive Condos – A WORLD-CLASS  HORTICULTURAL GARDEN For a neighbourhood somewhat re-moved from the hurly burly of down-town, Don Mills has an extraordinary collection of cultural, recreational, educational and healthcare “assets” close at hand. World-class is an often over-used adjective but what better term describes the area’s latest addi-tion, the Aga Khan Museum. But this extraor-dinary […]

Rodeo Drive Condos – Two visionary developers

Rodeo Drive Condos – Two visionary developers RODEO DRIVE’S FOUNDING FATHERS—TWO VISIONARY DEVELOPERS WHO’VE TRANSFORMED URBAN CANADA .EP.—“Eddie”–Taylor was one of the great visionary real-estate developers of his era and both Don Mills and Lyford Cay, his luxury resort community in the Bahamas, remain enduring testaments to that fact. And it’s Taylor’s legacy that the […]

Rodeo Drive Condos – Glamourous neighbour

Rodeo Drive Condos – Don Mills’ Glamourous neighbour Is The Bridle Path Toronto’s Beverly Hills? Or is Beverly Hills LA’s The Bridle Path? Two good questions; no easy answer. When the legendary American rock star Prince died recently there was much discussion in the  media about the years he lived in, where else, The Bridle Path. […]

Rodeo Condos – David Pontarini

Rodeo Condos – David Pontarini Among the greatest practitioners of what’s called the Toronto School of Architecture is David Pontarini, a founding partner of one of the leading design practices in this country, the eponymously named Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA). (The other, of course, is Siamak Hariri.) Since its inception in 1994, HPA has won an […]

Rodeo Drive Condos – Aga Khan Museum

Rodeo Drive Condos – THE AGA KHAN AND HIS MUSEUM DON MILLS’ GREAT BENEFACTOR When David Pontarini, the cele-brated architect of Rodeo Drive, speaks about the recently opened Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre at Eg-linton Avenue and Don Mills Road, words like “strikingly beautiful,” “wonderfully elegant” and “brilliantly executed” easily fall from his lips. And […]

Rodeo Drive Condo – Land-scape design

Rodeo Drive Condo – Land-scape design When he began initially thinking about ways to approach the “green” spaces at Rodeo Drive, Robert Ng’s mind instinctively wandered to the great resort communities in Bali, Indonesia, South China and, of course, sout-hern California. And one image persisted: A magical cliffside space overlooking the ocean. It turned out to […]