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TORONTO PROJECTS

King Blue Condos

KING BLUE

City: Toronto, Ontario
Branch: Allmar Toronto

Scope: Hollow Metal Doors and Frames, Wood Doors, Washroom Accessories, Access Control and Automatic Door Hardware.With a project budget of $223 million, the King Blue Condominiums project is comprised of a 48-storey and a 44-storey residential tower, including an 8-storey podium with amenity spaces and a 5-level underground parkade. The residential section of the towers accommodates approximately 915 units.  The previous Westinghouse Building was partly demolished but the six-storey facade was maintained and integrated into the podium, which includes a 121-room hotel, a theatre museum and all associated back of house functions.  A public space comprises much of the ground floor, and includes retail developments as well as the lobby of Canada’s Theatre Museum.  Brick from the historic Westinghouse Building was reclaimed and reinstalled to simulate the historic building and to appear from the exterior that the entire building was never removed. The existing facade, which was maintained throughout construction with a seven-storey steel frame, is one of the finest examples of architecture that appeared in Toronto during the 1920’s.  The building has a total area of approximately 710,000 squared feet with 600,000 for residential, 100,000 for the hotel and 10,000 for non-residential.

General Contractor: Ellis Don
Architect: IBI Group Architects
Developer: Greenland Group

 

Sunnybrook Hospital Helipad

SUNNYBROOK HOSPITAL HELIPAD

City: Toronto, Ontario
Branch: Allmar Toronto

Scope: Architectural Hardware and Automatic Door Operators.

This $13.5 million Sunnybrook Hospital Helipad project is located on the roof of M Wing at Sunnybrook’s Bayview Campus. The new helipad allows the most critically ill and severely injured patients arriving from all over Ontario to gain valuable minutes in getting to life-saving care. The helipad is made of prefabricated aluminum beams supported by a steel structure link to an elevator core via a covered tunnel to protect patient and paramedics from the weather.  Two elevators enable quick and more efficient access to care areas like the trauma bay, critical care, operating suites, high-risk birthing and premature newborn critical care. The new helipad’s platform measures 75’ x 75’, allowing for large helicopters and improving access for patients who have been arriving by helicopter to Sunnybrook for 40 years.

General Contractor: Maystar General
Architect: HDR Architects

 

Arthur Bourns Building

ARTHUR BOURNS BUILDING

City: Toronto, Ontario
Branch: Allmar Toronto

Scope: Architectural Hardware, Hollow Metal Doors and Frames.

This $40 million project tracking to LEED silver certification involved an addition and renovation to the Arthur Bourns Building (ABB) of McMaster University, which houses the undergraduate and graduate Chemistry and Chemical Biology programs as well as other departments such as Physics, and was built in 1965.  Over five decades the building had become inefficient in terms of space and infrastructure use and was no longer optimal as the University’s hub for scientific programs in Chemistry and Engineering research, as its facilities play a critical function in McMaster University’s long-standing tradition of innovation and research.

As such, this project focused on providing additional space to foster opportunities for integrated, multi-disciplinary and team based approaches to the departments housed within. The mandate of the project was to offer flexible, modular and adaptable laboratory spaces, where research can occur in an open and transparent space and with a design encourages collaboration between disciplines.

General Contractor: Buttcon Construction
Architect: ZAS Architects Ltd.