Occupancy: June 1, 2020
Construction Budget: $38 million
The project at 60_80 Atlantic Avenue is the adaptive re-use and expansion of a heritage structure into a mixed-use complex in the heart of Toronto’s Liberty Village. The 1898 brick building at 60 Atlantic, a former wine warehouse, has been repurposed into office and commercial space with universal accessibility. The adjoining five-storey office building at 80 Atlantic continues the narrative with a contemporary material palette, creating a public piazza between the two structures. 80 Atlantic is built with mass timber, a renewable material and carbon sink, for much of its structural framework.
Abridged Project Credits:
(see Architecture Canada publication out in Fall 2022 for more details)
Client - Hullmark Developments Ltd., with partner BentallGreenOak on behalf of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
Construction Management -
(80 Atlantic) - Eastern Construction Company Ltd.
(60 Atlantic) - First Gulf
Structural Engineer - Read Jones Christoffersen
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer -
(80 Atlantic) - Smith+Andersen
(60 Atlantic) - Mechanical & Electrical Engineers Integral Group
Heritage Consultant - Philip Goldsmith Architect
Landscape Architect - Vertechs Design Inc.
Building Envelope Consultant - RDH Building Science Inc.
Sustainability Consultant - RWDI
The jury respected the deft use and juxtaposition of architectural intervention in this project. The integration of existing elements with the addition and adaptation of the required modern spaces highlighted a successful architectural process within the constantly evolving built environments around our cities.