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Urban to the Core

Main and Main’s
Philosophy in
5 Imperatives


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Capitalize on
Canada’s Explosive
Urban Growth.

  • 90% The number of Canadians who live in cities.
  • 40% Percentage of growth in Toronto occurring in the core.
  • 380,000+ Ottawa’s projected population growth by 2036.

Bottom Line:

Ontario’s cities are growing fast and intensification is on the rise.


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with urban growth comes consumer demand.

People aren’t just working downtown – they’re shopping and dining and enjoying the vibrancy and dynamism only found in our best urban neighbourhoods. New residents are coming to the core, in greater numbers than seen in Canada’s history, and bringing consumer demand for everything from the most basic staples to luxury apparel, dining and nightlife.


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Traditional retail
just doesn’t cut it.

Low ceilings. Awkward floor plans with intrusive columns. Typical urban retail space doesn’t cut it! Innovative, modern retail space, on the other hand, attracts and retains customers, which translates into competitive advantage.


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The opportunity?
A modern
street front.

Main and Main retail starts with a prime location and adds the prominent storefronts and signage retailers need to get noticed. Great design continues throughout the space, with column locations, mechanical systems, loading and deliveries, and ceiling heights all configured to create an inviting and successful retail environment.


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The impact?
A spectacular return
for everyone.

Commercial experiences invigorate neighbourhoods and benefit everyone. Pedestrians come in droves, businesses flourish, innovative partnerships emerge, new jobs are created and everyone takes pride in a more vibrant, healthier community.


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Between 2008 and 2023, the population of Canada's ten biggest cities will grow by: 24.9%

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Put the
Main and Main
Philosophy
to the test.

Tired of the same old approach to commercial real estate? Contact us today to experience our urban to the core philosophy in action!


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Ontario's Ministry of Finance Projects Toronto's Population in 2036 to exceed: 3.4 M

Ontario's Ministry of Finance Projects Ottawa's Population in 2036 to exceed: 1.8 M



Who is Main and Main?

Anything but typical, here’s what makes
Main and Main
different.


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Just the Facts.

Formed in 2011 by First Capital Realty and commercial real estate veteran Rick Iafelice, Main and Main is a retail-centric, mixed-use developer bringing high quality urban retail environments to Canadian cities.


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What's the secret to Main and Main’s Success?

Our expert team has a knack for identifying, acquiring and developing unique properties in great locations — namely, high-growth areas with compelling demographics. These great locations need great commercial spaces. Partnering with best-in-class tenants, Main and Main delivers thriving commercial spaces that benefit the entire neighbourhood.


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Three Key Factors
all of our sites
share in common.

1. LOCATION

We get the hard corner, high visibility sites with maximum pedestrian traffic.

2. GROWTH

Our sites have the demographics and growth to drive retail sales.

3. LIFESTYLE

We locate neighbourhoods with the transit, arts and culture, and mixed-use vibrancy that consumers are looking for.


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Main and Main’s
secret recipe for creating retail that thrives.

A) NEIGHBOURHOOD

Find a coveted location near urban anchors with lots of traffic and growth potential.

B) PROMINENCE

Create prominence with high ceilings, great signage, facades and display opportunities.

C) FUNCTIONALITY

Design a highly functional, inviting and efficient space for shoppers and tenants.

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Welcome the Neighbourhood:
Great Retail Revitalizes Communities!

Amazing new retail combines national brands with great local ones, animates and activates the street, creates jobs, and acts as a catalyst for positive change. As an inclusive partner, we collaborate with stakeholders to build stronger, healthier neighbourhoods.


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This is What We Do.

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REINVENT PROPERTIES

We realize the potential of existing buildings, transforming mundane spaces into their highest and best use.

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DEVELOP INDEPENDENTLY

We develop turnkey commercial real estate projects, from planning to construction.

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DEVELOP WITH PARTNERS

We partner with real estate developers, investors and other groups to realize great projects.

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Toronto and Ottawa have a Higher Proportion of Canada;s High Income Households. $100K+


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Dundas & Kipling Station

Dundas & Kipling Station

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 13,444
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $82,239
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 51,996
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 4,508
  • Located at the Kipling Mobility Hub, this development draws on three higher order transit lines including the TTC Bloor-Danforth Subway, GO Transit and Mississauga's MiWay transit
  • Proposal calls for a residential tower on top of a one-stop-shop, three-floor retail podium designed by a world renowned architect
  • +/- 55,000 sf of retail space proposed for the podium with a significant retail parking component
  • Coupled with Metrolinx investment in the Kipling Mobility Hub, this development stands to improve this area of Etobicoke both functionally and aesthetically
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Dundas & Humber Hill

Dundas & Humber Hill

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 13,705
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $127,535
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 40,148
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 1,712
  • Located on Dundas Street West in close proximity to the Junction, Baby Point and the Kingsway
  • Proposed 8 and 12-storey mixed-use development
  • Beautiful southern views of the streetscape along Dundas Street West
  • Development will help to rejuvenate the streetscape and act as a catalyst for Dundas moving west
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Bloor and High Park

Bloor & High Park

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 21,712
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $118,903
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 28,356
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 10,516
  • This proposed mid-rise mixed-use development is perfectly situated between the western edge of High Park and the heart of the Bloor West Village retail strip
  • TTC's Runnymede Station is within minutes walking distance
  • Over 145 feet of frontage on Bloor provide an extraordinary retail presence
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Bloor & Dundas

Bloor & Dundas

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 17,456
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $87,595
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 53,952
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 20,626
  • Located at the intersection of Dundas Street West and Bloor Street West this development is serviced by a TTC subway, TTC streetcar and GO Transit station that will be one of two Union Pearson Express stops between downtown and the airport
  • The site will be redeveloped as a thriving mixed-use project serving the many transit riders who pass through this intersection each day
  • Great opportunity to revitalize an underserviced stretch of Bloor Street
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St. Clair & Alberta

St. Clair & Alberta

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 28,895
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $111,555
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 18,254
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 5,534
  • Located on a rapidly gentrifying stretch of St. Clair Avenue West
  • Development is adjacent to the LCBO and No Frills, providing a great opportunity to create a true retail node
  • Served well by transit with St. Clair dedicated streetcar
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The Homes of St Clair West

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 28,895
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $111,555
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 18,254
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 5,534
  • Located on a rapidly gentrifying stretch of St. Clair Avenue West
  • Proposal calls for a 9-storey Mixed-Use building with 10,000 sf of ground floor retail
  • Served well by transit with St. Clair dedicated streetcar
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Mount Pleasant South of Eglinton

Mt Pleasant & Eglinton

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 41,990
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $90,520
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 54,544
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 4,130
  • Just south of Mount Pleasant and Eglinton this proposed development will be well served by the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT
  • Proposed Mid-Rise Mixed-Use building with 2 floors of retail and underground commercial parking
  • Located in the heart of a well established neighbourhood and an evolving retail strip
  • Capitalizes on strong retail tenancies in close proximity including Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall and Sobeys
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Kingston & Co

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 16,757
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $139,385
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 39,796
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 7,400
  • Located on a revitalizing stretch of Kingston Road just above The Beaches neighbourhood
  • Approved 8 and 10-storeys mixed-use building designed by a renowned modern architect
  • Uniquely designed retail street presence creates an inviting entry into 20,000 sf of retail space on the ground floor
  • This development will set the bar sky high for future projects along Kingston Road
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Dundas & Burnhamthorpe

Islington Village (Dundas & Burnhamthorpe)

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 18,185
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $109,729
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 35,124
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 2,989
  • Bustling retail and office building located in historic Islington Village
  • 17 retail tenants including the Fox and Fiddle, which occupies the heritage-designated former town hall and police station building
  • 25,000 sf of retail and +/-17,000 sf of office
  • 120 parking spaces to service customers and tenants
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Yonge and Roselawn

Yonge and Roselawn

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 46,652
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $117,496
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 33,000
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 16,428
  • Located just north of Yonge and Eglinton this location is well served by transit and the dense population in the Yonge-Eglinton Urban Growth Centre
  • Strong retail tenancies including Future Shop and Fedex
  • Located in the heart of a well established neighbourhood set for extensive growth over the next decade
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Queen & Bathurst

Queen & Bathurst

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 37,593
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $109,729
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 36,266
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 15,684
  • Located at the gateway to West Queen West at the intersection of Bathurst and Queen West streetcar lines
  • +/-13,500 sf of retail
  • Features five retail tenants including Pizza Pizza, Tim Hortons and International News
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King & Bathurst

King & Bathurst

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 46,205
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $96,511
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 36,900
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 15,450
  • Located at the gateway to King West at the intersection of Bathurst and King
  • Six retail condos combining for 7,800 sf and approximately 17,000 sf of prime retail redevelopment land
  • Features five retail tenants including McDonalds, Second Cup, Subway, Freshii and International News
  • Great retail exposure on both King and Bathurst Streets
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663 King

663 King St. West

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 46,205
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $96,511
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 36,900
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 15,450
  • Prominent hard corner of King and Bathurst in the heart of King West
  • 10,000 sf of ground floor retail with three floors of office above
  • Significant existing and planned density for the surrounding area
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689 King Street West

689 King St. West

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  • Total Population (1 km radius): 46,399
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $108,523
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 36,900
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 15,450
  • Just west of King and Bathurst in the heart of King West
  • A 60,000 sq. ft. retail and dining experience across 4 floors
  • Featuring high ceilings, prime street front exposure and streetcars at the doorstep
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Bloor and Dovercourt

Bloor and Dovercourt

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 29,803
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): $74,703
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 29,450
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 3,550
  • Situated along the Bloor-Danforth Line within minutes of Ossington Station
  • 3 ground floor retail tenants including the famous Nova Era Bakery
  • Prominent corner stands to benefit from the continued revitalization of this section of Bloor Street West
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Richmond and Churchill

Richmond and Churchill

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 2013 11,417 (4.4% growth)
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): 2013 $114,421 (17.6% growth), 2018 $135,875 (18.7% growth)
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 16,495
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 1,687
  • Located in the vibrant Westboro neighborhood
  • Prominent, hard corner location
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236 Richmond

236 Richmond

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 2013 12,252 (6.8% growth)
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): 2013 $126,312 (17.5% growth), 2018 $148,811 (17.8% growth)
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 15,064
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 809
  • Located in the vibrant Westboro neighborhood
  • Approved 9 storey Mixed-Use building with 10,000 sf of ground floor retail
  • Immediately adjacent to LCBO and Loblaws Great Canadian Superstore
  • Minutes from Westboro Station
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Richmond and Island Park

Richmond and Island Park

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 2013 10,080 (6.3% growth)
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius of property): 2013 $141,509 (17.2% growth), 2018 $164,725 (16.4% growth)
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 15,780
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 866
  • Located in the vibrant Westboro neighborhood
  • Great presence on the busy corner of Richmond Road and Island Park Drive
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Kent and James

Kent and James

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 2013 11,417 (4.4% growth)
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): 2013 $114,421 (17.6% growth), 2018 $135,875 (18.7% growth)
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 16,495
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 1,688
  • Well situated medical office building in Downtown Ottawa
  • Includes 4,000 sf of retail and 42,000 sf of office space over 4 upper floors
  • 114 on-site surface parking spaces
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Elgin and Lisgar

Elgin and Lisgar

  • Total Population (1 km radius): 2013 29,768 (5.4% growth)
  • Average Household Income (1 km radius): 2008 $65,864 2013 $72,379 (9.9% growth), 2018 $89,509 (23.7% growth)
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 9,500
  • 24-Hour Pedestrian Count: 669
  • In the heart of downtown Ottawa steps from City Hall
  • Over 12,000 sf of retail including Harvey's, Quizno's and Johnny Farina as current tenants
  • Great corner retail presence in historic Elgin Theatre building
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Preston and Pamilla

Preston and Pamilla

  • Total Population 2015 (1 km radius): 12,804
  • Average Household Income 2015 (1 km radius): $93,027
  • 24-Hour Traffic Count: 15,827
  • Located in the heart of Ottawa’s Little Italy
  • Up to 15,000 sq. ft. of retail space with underground parking in a mixed-use building
  • Immediate access to transit (including the "O" train) and a thriving restaurant node
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In 2013, the Average Annual Income of a Household in Toronto's Core: $113K


The People Behind Main and Main.

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Rick draws on 30+ years in commercial real estate partnering with tenants, landowners and developers. As the company’s founder, he drives the evolution of Main and Main, identifying opportunities and creating partnerships to realize them.

Rick Iafelice
President
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Daniel calls on a decade experience with mixed-use development. He applies his skills and savvy to reinvent properties into best-in-class developments.

Daniel Byrne
Vice President, Development
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Alanna has 20 years of experience in real estate, including retail, mixed-use, industrial and office. She manages leasing relationships, consistently pairing tenants with great spaces.

Alanna Cantkier
Vice President, Leasing
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Ralph leads property management efforts as well as providing high-level support to the development and leasing teams. Ralph draws on his education and previous senior management roles in retail operations and real estate. He brings an extensive knowledge of business development and operations experience to the team.

RALPH MONTONE
Sr. Property Manager
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A Schulich graduate, Chris spent eight years underwriting, visioning and developing all major asset classes, including retail. He acts as a financial modeler and development deal scout.

CHRIS BARTOFFY
Director, Development and Investments
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Gemma comes to Main and Main with 5 years experience in commercial litigation and construction law, having qualified as a lawyer in both Ireland and Canada.
She specializes in corporate law, and provides legal advice to the development, leasing and property management teams.

GEMMA FOX
Director of Legal Affairs
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Mark calls upon on over a decade of investment experience in retail, office and residential real estate to inform his investment decisions.  He couples deep analytics with creative solutions to expand Main and Main’s portfolio through acquisitions and partnerships.

MARK MEREDITH
Director, Acquisitions
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A Ryerson Urban and Regional Planning graduate, Cale was Main and Main's first hire. He focuses on development approvals and the creation of unique urban spaces.

CALE BRILLINGER
Project Manager, Development
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Stephen draws on his experiences in urban planning and real estate investment. He leads project teams to turn development sites into vibrant urban places.

STEPHEN JOB
Associate, Development
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Samia is a tenant coordinator for all of Main and Main’s real estate portfolio. Her ability to engage with and facilitate people allows her to provide exemplary service to our tenants.

SAMIA ALIBUX
Property Administrator
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With over 10 years of experience in Real Estate in US and Canada, Katya provides expertise in Development and Corporate accounting.

KATYA BATOVA
Accountant
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Lucia is a CGA graduate with 30 years of accounting experience across multiple sectors, the last 10 of which focused on real estate. She provides senior management with reliable financial information, enabling them to make strategic business decisions.

LUCIA BOICU
Assistant Controller
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Esther leads marketing efforts for Main and Main, producing digital and print materials for leasing purposes as well as conducting design and site planning studies. This role utilizes her degree in Architecture and previous years' work as a CAD Technician in the UK.

ESTHER DANIEL
Design and Marketing Coordinator
 
 

In the Next Ten Years, Projected Population Growth of 20 to 35 Year Olds in Large Canadian Cities: 8%+


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KEY CONTACTS
Alanna Cantkier
Vice President, Leasing
alanna@mainandmain.ca

Daniel Byrne
Vice President, Development
daniel@mainandmain.ca

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Main and Main is a retail-centric, mixed-use real estate developer in Toronto and Ottawa. We identify, acquire and develop unique properties in high-growth areas. Want to get connected? Drop us a line or feel free to call us and we’ll be in touch.


FACTS

Ontario's Ministry of Finance Projects Toronto's Population in 2036 to exceed: 3.4 M

Ontario's Ministry of Finance Projects Ottawa's Population in 2036 to exceed: 1.8 M

Between 2008 and 2023, the population of Canada's ten biggest cities will grow by: 24.9%

In the Next Ten Years, Projected Population Growth of 20 to 35 Year Olds in Large Canadian Cities: 8%+

The Average Canadian Household Income in 2011: $76,000

Toronto and Ottawa have a Higher Proportion of Canada;s High Income Households. $100K+

In 2013, the Average Annual Income of a Household in Toronto's Core: $113K