February 3, 2011 Toronto, ON David Butterworth is made partner at Kirkor Architects & Planners
We are pleased to announce the further strengthening of Kirkor's team with the promotion of David Butterworth to partner.
August 24, 2010 Toronto, ON TIFF Bell Lightbox & Festival Tower a great success!
As Architects of Record on both buildings for the Toronto International Film Festival Group, Kirkor invites you to visit the Festival’s new home from September 9th - 19th.
June 4, 2010 Toronto, ON Why it Pays to Know the Business of Architecture Toronto firm’s unique ownership plan for junior partners ensures robust partnership
As the architecture, engineering and design industries continue to feel the impact of recent worldwide economic uncertainties, the most prescient firms are structured in a way that allows them to retain valued personnel and avoid being blindsided down the road.
September 24, 2009 Toronto, ON Ontario’s Suburbs Curb Sprawl Through Intensification -
North York’s newest mixed-use development helps Toronto suburbs curb urban sprawl, become sustainable community
The effects of urban sprawl on city residents are well known; they range from increased pollution to loss of countryside and community spirit. But it’s no longer enough to build LEED certified buildings. As increasing numbers of suburban communities now acknowledge, the key to socially, economically and environmentally sustainable cities are mixed-use, densely populated communities. In a year 2000 study, professor Rolf Pendall of Cornell University found that "smartgrowth" solutions, which focus on channeling growth into areas with existing infrastructure, were effective at slowing sprawling growth.
December 3, 2012, TORONTO, North York Mirror
Planning for all people encourages mixed-use growth
Future city development should reflect the needs of drivers and non-drivers alike in order to avoid “planning failures” like the Peanut Plaza in Don Mills, said a panel of urban design experts last week.
July 14, 2012, TORONTO, National Post
Can Yonge and Sheppard ever be
like Yonge and Eglinton?
These intersections have become so dense in recent years that they hardly feel like the suburbs. Clifford Korman refers to these places as urban nodes — a planning term that came into use a few decades ago.
January 23, 2012, TORONTO, National Post
A National Post article on business succession planning featuring senior partner and co-founder Cliff Korman. Cliff speaks to the value of long-term business continuity, as well as deliberately planning the transition of ownership among partners over time.
October 2, 2011, TORONTO, National Post
Kirkor takes home three 2011 OHBA Awards
Most Outstanding High-Rise Building; High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite; High-Rise Condo Suite Kitchen.
May 13, 2011, TORONTO, Toronto Star
"Toronto's mixed-use specialists"
Niomey Massey thinks that the stretch of Eglinton between Yonge and Mt. Pleasant could use a bit of livening up.
In Memorium – Richard Golab, Associate Partner
Our dear friend and colleague Richard passed away last month. He is sorely missed by the Kirkor family.
Some words of tribute are attached in the above link.
May 5, 2011, TORONTO, CBC Radio
Podcast now online! Listen to Kirkor Architects on CBC Radio One's Ontario Today
Kirkor Architects Senior Partner Clifford Korman and Ontario Today host Rita Celli took calls from listeners across the province on issues related to intensification, 'greyfield' redevelopment and how the changing face of suburbia is redefining 'home' as we know it.
March 26, 2011, TORONTO, National Post
Who’s afraid of Shops on Steeles?
The saga of a Markham redevelopment project called Shops on Steeles is familiar to those who follow neighbourhood intensification battles: the builder wanted to erect sky-scraping towers; the residents said no way.
March 26, 2011, TORONTO, National Post
Yonge Street's story unfolds like a novel, beginning as an ancient Native Indian trail linking Lake Ontario to northern parts.
February 25, 2011, TORONTO, The Globe and Mail
Can we reinvent the suburbs?
When most people look at suburban intersections, they see malls, gas stations and parking lots. Cliff Korman sees potential.
November 5, 2010, TORONTO, Toronto Star
Condo Critic: Hope sails into the suburbs
It used to be called the Subway to Nowhere, but these days the TTC's Sheppard line seems to attract its fare share of riders.
August 20, 2010, TORONTO, The Globe And Mail
Want a piece of the sky? It’s going to cost you
Balconies can be puzzling. Why do some condo buildings have them and some do not?
June 16, 2010, TORONTO
Arc condominium wins honorable mention at the 2010 Pug Awards
We are delighted to announce that the ‘People’s Choice Awards for Architecture’, awarded an Honorable Mention to Kirkor Architects for their design of the Arc Condominiums.
May 28, 2010, TORONTO, The Globe And Mail
Ahoy! Arc’s in port at Bayview and Sheppard
If you happen to be near the intersection of Bayview and Sheppard avenues in suburban Toronto and think you see a Caribbean cruise ship tied up at the subway station there, you haven’t had one too many Cuba Libres. It’s just Arc you’re seeing: a large condominium building from Daniels Corp. that looks somewhat like a hefty ship, though without getting kitschy or literal about the allusion.