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West Don Lands Block 8

Located at the northeast corner of Cherry and Mill Streets in Toronto, the development addresses a pressing need for purposebuilt, high-quality rental housing serving all income levels.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Cobe & architectsAlliance
Owner
Dream Unlimited, Kilmer Group & Tricon Capital Group Inc.
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Completion Date
Area
81,000 m²
Sustainability
Pursuing LEED Gold certification
Number of Stories
16 (8A and 8B), 26 (8C)
Project Awards

Canadian Architect, Award of Excellence, 2019

West Don Lands Block 8 in Toronto, Ontario. Courtesy architectsAlliance
West Don Lands Block 8 in Toronto, Ontario. Courtesy Cobe Architects
West Don Lands Block 8 in Toronto, Ontario. Courtesy architectsAlliance
West Don Lands Block 8 in Toronto, Ontario. Courtesy Cobe Architects

Overview

Located at the northeast corner of Cherry and Mill Streets in Toronto, West Don Lands Block 8 addresses a pressing need for purposebuilt, high-quality rental housing serving all income levels. The development consists of three residential towers that sit on a shared, one-storey basement with 11,750 square meters of parking.

We are providing structural design to Cobe Architects & architectsAlliance for the fast-track complex, which is expected to open in 2022.

Highlights

  • The most challenging part of the structural system was designing the multi-transfer system on floors where the “stacking” shifts. To accomplish this our engineers introduced transfer beams and slabs on multiple floors.
  • The façades of each tower cantilever, creating unique views throughout. Accentuating the cantilevers, each tower stacks on top of the podium eccentrically, creating a striking geometry across the various building elevations.
  • In order to achieve this dramatic architectural feature, we recommended concrete shear walls with a flat-plate floor system in all three towers.

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