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25 York Street

2009 , Toronto, Ontario
Architect: Adamson Associates Architects
Client: Menkes Developments Ltd.
Categories: Commercial | High-Rise
About project
About project

One of the few buildings in Canada to achieve triple LEED® certification

Located in the heart of the downtown core, this 30-storey office tower projects an ethereal quality that makes the building less imposing on the Toronto skyline, especially against a backdrop of heavily massed office towers to the north. A glass skin extends beyond the building volume, dissolving its edges, and accentuating the building’s overall lightness. The extended fins at either end and on top of the building, exemplify the illusion that the glazed facade is independent of the frame. While providing a striking visual impact, the exterior skin also serves as an important sustainable design feature for this building. A horizontal orthogonal volume, sheathed in ebony glass, creates tension with the airiness of the transparent masses of the tower above it, and the two-storey atrium below it at grade level.

25 York Street is Toronto’s first LEED® EB:O&M Platinum building. Along with the LEED® CS and CI Gold achievements, the Tower has received triple LEED® status.

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Architect: Adamson Associates Architects
Collaborating Architect: Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects Inc.
Client: Menkes Developments Ltd.
Size: 830,000 sf / 77,107 sm
Program:
High-Rise Office icon
High-Rise Office
Retail Space on Lower Levels icon
Retail Space on Lower Levels
Conference Facilities icon
Conference Facilities
Below Grade Parking for 270 cars icon
Below Grade Parking for 270 cars
PATH Connection icon
PATH Connection
LEED® Platinum Certification (EB:O&M), LEED® Gold Certification (C+S and Interiors) icon
LEED® Platinum Certification (EB:O&M), LEED® Gold Certification (C+S and Interiors)
Completion: 2009

Awards

2011

Ontario Association of Architects Award

2011

Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence – Private Buildings in Context (Tall Commercial)

2010

National Post Design Exchange (DX) Award: Architecture Commercial (Bronze)

2010

Office Development of the Year NAIOP Ninth Annual REX Awards