The Ivy development incorporates an existing historic façade into a new, 35-story building that provides more than 200 modern downtown Toronto apartments. The 190,000-square-foot tower includes 1,700 square feet of retail space at street level with amenities and residential units above.
We are providing structural design services to Graziani & Corazza for the tower, which is scheduled to open in 2022.
- The structural system features reinforced concrete and consists of two stories of underground basement and 35 stories above ground.
- There are two main transfer floors in the structure - at levels one and three - comprising reinforced concrete transfer beams and transfer slabs.
- The site is regular in shape but compact and challenging from a construction standpoint. A shotcrete retaining wall along the west face of the site neighbors an existing six-story building with a one-story basement. To preserve the aesthetic of the historical structure, the original façade facing Gloucester has been panelized and will be mounted to the new floor slabs.