The Plaza at The Pinnacle on Adelaide

The Plaza at The Pinnacle on Adelaide

Hariri Pontarini Architects
Toronto, Ontario, Canada | View Map
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Shopping Centres


Commercial Landscape
Jeff McNeill Photography
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
In-ground strip lights - Venus LED LINEAR
Public Art FabricatorEventscape Inc.
Light Fixtures - Sierra Hess AG
Paving – AdairArriscraft
Cubes - Colour Kodiac BrownPolycor

Product Spec Sheet
In-ground strip lights - Venus
Public Art Fabricator
Light Fixtures - Sierra
by Hess AG
Paving – Adair
Cubes - Colour Kodiac Brown
by Polycor

The Plaza at The Pinnacle on Adelaide

Janet Rosenberg and Studio as Landscape Architects

The Plaza at The Pinnacle on Adelaide is a vibrant and engaging POPS (Privately Owned Publically Accessible Space) in downtown Toronto.  The 950 m² space has transformed the corner of Adelaide Street and John Street into a dynamic public piazza.  Twenty eight cubes of polished Quebec Granite, along with glowing cubes and vertical light columns were used to create a textured terrain that is both sculptural and functional.  The cubes are dispersed around a shallow water feature with bubbling jets. 


The plaza serves The Pinnacle on Adelaide residents, but also provides a meeting spot and spill over from the surrounding cafes, shops and restaurants. A striking piece of public art, entitled ‘Speech Bubble’ by Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, animates the space with an ever-changing series of images on a digital screen shaped like a speech bubble.  Once the long awaited John Street Revitalization project is complete the plaza will be a key point along the entertainment district’s festival street. The plaza brings a new vitality and energy to this key node along the John Street Cultural Corridor in Toronto’s Entertainment district.


Material Used :

1. Polycor Granite, Quebec – Cubes - Colour Kodiac Brown 
2. Ariscraft – Paving – Adair  
3. Hess – Light Fixtures - Sierra 
4. LED Linera Lighting Solutions - In-ground strip lights - Venus  

Products used in this project
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