WilkinsonEyre has masterplanned three linked sites of 33,000m² for commercial use, adjacent to Union Station in Toronto. The masterplan provides twin 250m-high commercial towers positioned on opposite sides of a rail corridor and linked at high level by a sky park.
The total development will be constructed in two phases to provide high quality office and amenity space. The overall development integrates closely with Toronto’s public transport system providing a new bus terminal for Metrolinx, as well as new connections into Toronto’s Union Station, subway and lightrail (LRT) systems.
The first phase of the Bay Park Centre, 81 Bay, is a 54-storey tower and associated podium, which includes approximately 18,580m² of trading floors as well tenant amenity spaces including restaurants, retail, conference facilities and the new bus terminal. A new one acre landscaped park spans the rail corridor connecting 81 Bay north of the rail corridor. Both towers feature a lightly folded glazed façade, creating a diamond pattern which repeats every ten storeys, adding a vertical scale and modulation contrasting with the surrounding buildings.
WilkinsonEyre has completed the detailed design of 81 Bay, the first tower, which is due to start on site in 2016.