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700 University Avenue

ongoing , Toronto, Ontario
Design Architect: KPMB Architects
Client: KingSett Capital
Categories: Mixed-Use Hotel and Residential Renovation, Restoration and Retrofit
About project
About project

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.

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Design Architect: KPMB Architects
Executive Architect: Adamson Associates Architects
Client: KingSett Capital
Size: 2,000,000 sf / 185,806 sm
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Office Tower
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Residential Tower
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Public Plaza
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Lab space
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LEED Platinum and Gold targets
Completion: ongoing