We were challenged to intensify the site while retaining and integrating the heritage designated Traders building, replacing all of the existing office GFA, improving the public realm, and diversifying the existing housing stock in the Downtown.
The project team was committed to active community stakeholder engagement both prior to a formal application and during the application review process.
These meetings together with a collaborative approach with City staff resulted in a project that fulfilled the needs of the community and met the overarching policy and guideline framework of the City.
Our multidisciplinary project team led the approvals of a highly desirable transit-oriented development in the heart of Toronto’s downtown.
The result was a highly articulated 56-storey mixed-use tower consisting of purpose built rental units in Toronto’s Downtown Core, full replacement of existing office uses within the retained Trader’s Building and within a modern extension to its east, active ground floor retail uses which framed a new POPS (Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Space) at the south end of the site, and the creation of a new north-south pedestrian connection through the site, linking an informal pedestrian network running parallel to Church Street.
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Address: 625 Church Street, Toronto
Planning for growth. Building on history.
Creating connections for an emerging community.
Reimagining the public realm.
A collaborative Master planning process for a vibrant waterfront community.
An iconic landmark designed to change a city.
A waterfront community that reaches new heights.
An artful approach to a vibrant new neighbourhood.
Honouring the past to meet the needs of a modern community.
Designed to sustain an engaged community for decades to come.