The 500,000-square-foot Globe and Mail Centre will be the new home of Canada’s national newspaper and will anchor the emerging St. Lawrence neighbourhood as a hub of urban activity and corporate offices.
The tower occupies a block defined by King Street East, Front Street East, Berkeley and Princess Streets, with a public midblock connection between King and Front with retail amenities at grade. A high-performance building envelope and advanced glazing system supplies the energy-efficient LEED Gold candidate tower with daylighting deep into the core.
The 17-storey building presents a sequential stacking of alternate-sized floor plates interlaid with terraces that give the structure a distinctive and contemporary profile. Ten-foot-high windows offer views to the waterfront and city skyline. The media company will occupy Levels 13 through 17 connected by a convenience stair.
The building’s core design allows for flexible workspace configurations to meet current and future needs of a dynamic 24/7 work environment. Level 17 has 15-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling vision glass and a 300-seat multipurpose room with adjacent direct roof terrace access.
“The Globe and Mail Centre will be a symbol of the rapid evolution of The Globe as a multimedia business, as we take advantage of digital delivery platforms and drive culture change.” The building is set to break ground in October with occupancy scheduled for 2016.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Project Team: Donald Schmitt, David Dow, Michael Lukasik, Branka Gazibara, Steven Bondar, Dale McDowell
Area: 500,000 square foot
LEED: Gold (candidate)
Client: First Gulf