An office tower addition and revitalization are complemented with a new residential tower.
Transforming a prominent site near Toronto’s Queen’s Park, this project renovates and expands a curving office tower and adds a new residential building – designed to complement the distinctive commercial structure – to the property.
The design, by KPMB Architects, tops the existing 19-storey commercial tower with four new floors of lab-enabled space and amenities. A revitalized shopping concourse opens to University Avenue via a new elliptical pavilion that extends the main lobby with a café, and a direct connection to the Queen’s Park subway station.
Rising at the southwest corner of the site, the apartment high-rise brings a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units to the neighbourhood. Comprising 450 units and 57 floors, the purpose-built rental building is designed with high performance in mind and is targeting LEED Platinum certification, while the new commercial elements aim for LEED Gold.