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April 4, 2016 - Team Profile – Michelle Munroe

Michelle Munroe

Let’s put a face to the voice…

For two decades callers connecting to our voicemail service have been greeted by the dulcet tones of Michelle Munroe, affectionately referred to as “the voice of WTF Group.”

Michelle joined the company as receptionist in 1996 before graduating to Lease Administrator after 2 years. Her longevity in this role has allowed Michelle the opportunity to establish strong bonds with our tenants, many of whom she has watched grow from infancy in to thriving, successful businesses; WTF Group would not be the same without her.

Happy 20 year anniversary Michelle!

 


February 25, 2016 - Globe article – “Touring the Garment District designs of architect Benjamin Brown”

Further to our last post about renowned architect, Benjamin Brown – the Globe and Mail has published a interesting piece on the man behind such striking buildings as the Balfour Building and the Reading Building.

Click HERE fellow urban observers, and take a stroll through what was once Toronto’s booming Garment District.

Enjoy!

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February 10, 2016 - New Benjamin Brown Exhibit

Benjamin Brown (1890-1974), the visionary behind some of WTF Group’s most distinguished buildings, was one of the first practicing Jewish architects in Toronto.

Brown designed and built  The Reading Building (1925), The Fashion Building (1927) and the Balfour Building (1930) and went on to build over 200 projects across the city; many of them stunning examples of  Art Deco design.

From February 12th, 2016 to April 23rd, 2016,  Urbanspace Gallery (401 Richmond Street West) will be hosting the first ever exhibition featuring the works of this masterful and accomplished architect.

Click HERE for details.

Benjamin Brown Architect Balfour and Reading Bldgs


December 8, 2015 - Kupfert and Kim opens their doors

We were so pleased to see the shiny new doors on 140 Spadina open a couple of weeks ago.

The space has been completely transformed inside an out & the menu looks (and tastes) delicious.

Toronto Life has done a great piece on the new restaurant: http://bit.ly/1YWSovz

With new openings in the area recently like Porchetta & Co, alo restaurant and now Kupfert and Kim, there are no shortages of amazing food options. With a new retail space coming available in the building for early 2016, we aim to continue the trend of great bites at Spadina and Richmond.

 

(Image: Renée Suen)(Image: Renée Suen)

(Image: Renée Suen, Toronto Life)


October 22, 2015 - An open letter to our tenants

What a remarkable year it’s been so far.

One of the most rewarding aspects of life at WTF Group is connecting with Toronto’s evolving business community. Understanding your company’s unique functions, goals and philosophies is a key facet of our services (we love getting to know you!), and providing you with the perfect space in which to conduct your business is vital to us.

We’re thrilled to welcome a host of new and innovative organizations in to our portfolio. From changing the world (Dignitas International), to changing the way we eat (Kupfert and Kim), to changing the way everyday products are packaged and recycled (Muji Canada). We are so proud of what our tenants are doing in the city and around the world.

Happy tenancy is the foundation of our business and we look forward to growing with you.

With appreciation,

WTF Group Staff

 

 


June 23, 2015 - A WTF Group project in Liberty Village

 

33 Fraser

Acquired in 1987 when Liberty Village was just a collection of industrial factories and manufacturing operations, WTF Group turned a group of battered warehouses into what we now call the King West Centre.

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Located in the centre of one of Toronto’s oldest neighborhoods, the area has seen explosive growth over the past decade.  Artfully restored and tastefully retrofitted, the King West Centre is home to some of the city’s most dynamic businesses and creative talents.