Construction begins on Canada's tallest building in Toronto

WCN Editorial Team 10 Oct 2017 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Foster + Partners, a London-based architecture and integrated design specialist, has announced the start of construction on ‘The One’, a mixed-use skyscraper in Toronto, Canada.

Upon completion, the 85-floor, 306m tall structure will be the country’s tallest building and the second tallest man-made structure after Toronto’s CN Tower.

Located at the border of downtown and the Yorkville neighbourhood, The One seeks to acquire a unique identity, becoming an exceptional new addition to the Toronto skyline.

Based on consistent 57 sq m (620sq ft) planning modules, the residential floors will allow flexible configurations throughout.

The tower gives access and amenities to the residences through a sky lobby with spa and fitness facilities, library and formal entertaining rooms, and a large south-facing terrace.

Foster + Partners senior partner Giles Robinson said: “The One is the final piece of the jigsaw in the tower cluster at the Yonge and Bloor node – one of the most prominent intersections in the city.

“The project creates a new anchor for high-end retail along Bloor Street West, while respecting the urban scale of Yonge Street. The design is respectful of the legacy of the William Luke Buildings, and incorporates the historic 19th century brick structures within the larger development.”

“The One will set new standards for commercial and retail developments in Canada. We’re extremely excited to be working with Mizrahi to realise this fantastic vision, and look forward to the next stages of the project with great anticipation.”

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