Many of our devoted Twitter followers are curious about the inner workings of Cityzen. When we tweeted that we would sit down with Sam for our monthly updates, followers started to chime in with their own questions for him. We asked, and Sam answered.
How did you pick out the sites Widdicombe, and Bloor & Sherbourne?
My criteria obviously is location first. With Widdicombe, I thought was a great location. Eventually there will be a stop at Widdicombe which is part of the Eglignton LRT system, so that's important to me. But also, that neighbourhood was lacking some higher density forms of housing i.e. stack townhouses, apartments. I think there's a demand for it.
With Bloor and Sherbourne being in close proximity to Yonge and Bloor, it’s a great location. There are fewer and fewer sites available. Once that [site] became available, we put a lot of effort into chasing it.
Any plans to go out of Ontario or Canada?
Recently, we've looked at projects in Montreal and Ottawa. We’ve [also] looked at the US market. So yes, we have looked at projects outside of Toronto. We are looking outside of Toronto but it's nothing serious at this point.
Is Yansong Ma going to be brought back for a project?
Well, I’m hoping that he will be brought back in. I’m waiting for the right set of circumstances to bring him back. And I will be bringing him back. There’s no question about that.
Sam Crignano, President of Cityzen, regularly contributes to the Cityzen blog. If you have any questions you'd like to ask him, please let us know in the comments below, or reach out to us via Twitter or Facebook.