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2014 Winner, Houzz Customer Satisfaction Award

 

In 2014, Yorkville Design Centre was voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2014 Customer Satisfaction award. Our clients agreed that Yorkville Design Centre created unparalleled spaces for them in 2013/14.
 

 

  • 2014 Winner, Houzz Customer Satisfaction Award
    2014 Winner, Houzz Customer Satisfaction Award

     

    In 2014, Yorkville Design Centre was voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2014 Customer Satisfaction award. Our clients agreed that Yorkville Design Centre created unparalleled spaces for them in 2013/14.
     

     

  • Toronto Life: Introducing Michael's on Simcoe
    Toronto Life: Introducing Michael's on Simcoe

    This TIFF season was a busy one for the intersection of Adelaide and Simcoe, with the opening of the new Shangri-La Hotel and Soho House Toronto. Just around the corner, Michael’s On Simcoe opened briefly during the festival and saw visits from the likes of Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt and Colin Firth. The titular Michael is owner Michael Dabic, who worked as a general manager at Harbour Sixty for almost 10 years before striking out on his own. Unsurprisingly, his new restaurant, now open to the public, is squarely aimed at the suits in the financial district across University Avenue, with a menu that features steak, seafood and modern Italian.

    The ultra-modern space was designed by Thomas Tampold and Eliana Diamond of Yorkville Design Centre. The dining room’s centerpiece is a glittering, painstakingly hand-assembled, 600-piece Murano glass feature flanked by plush, semi-circular banquettes. High-tech features include state-of-the-art LED mood lighting and three vanishing 55” TV screens built into the mirrors behind the bar. (Also of note for the folks behind the Canada’s Best Bathroom competition: the women’s bathroom features Toto Neorest bidets.)

  • The Globe and Mail Article
    The Globe and Mail Article

    Known for his flamboyant resort hotel designs, architect Morris Lapidus once asked: "If you like ice cream, why stop at one scoop? Have two, have three. Too much is never enough."

    Thomas Tampold, while perhaps more restrained in his architectural thinking, is currently enjoying three scoops of design: First, there's the 2006 top-to-bottom renovation of his family's condominium in an award-winning 1981 Macy Dubois building on Oaklands Avenue; his architectural practice on Queen Street West is thriving; and, lastly, he's the proud new owner of the Yorkville Design Centre in Hazelton Lanes.

  • New Showroom
    New Showroom

    The Yorkville Design Centre showroom:  Three kitchens—two contemporary and one transitional—designed by our exceptional designers.  Each is finished with avant-garde countertop materials and features elegant and functional Miele appliances.

    Our showroom acts as a gallery exhibiting the finest architectural kitchens and newest products, including kitchens, closets and wardrobes--the latest built-ins from the craftsmen at Downsview Kitchens.

  • Kid's Dream Kitchen
    Kid's Dream Kitchen

    Salons are associated with great cities. Paris, for instance. And Toronto - in the case of the Bunch Family Salon.

    Yorkville Design Centre was a sponsor of the Bunch Family Salon, the annual kids' ideas and arts symposium hosted by the Ontario College of Art and Design on March 29, 2009.
     

    At the salon, architects mentored the kids who assembled: they talked to the kids to solicit their ideas about cities, then helped them to construct one out of recycled materials. Attendees were regaled by roaming performers, including indie artists and opera singers. Guerilla green missions, public art and urban planning games were other activities for the kids aged two to twelve.

    Yorkville Design Centre also sponsored the raffle of a kids' dream kitchen manufactured by Natural Pod of Vancouver Island. Nathaniel Cooper, Toronto, is the winner of the kitchen.

  • National Post: The home I wish I had built
    National Post: The home I wish I had built

    Architect Elmar Tampold, 91, is selling his modern house at 16 May Tree Rd., in Hoggs Hollow, a remarkable house I recall visiting with his son, Thomas, soon after we’d both graduated from architecture school. I was envious of Thomas, as he’d designed the house with his father and it not only turned out well, but the experience was positive for both of them. In painful contrast, my parents had just moved into a house in British Columbia that I designed, sort of, and the results didn’t make them, or me, very happy.