High rises set for Edmonton, Toronto.
“Iconic” Edmonton Tower Would Be Western Canada’s Tallest
The city council in Edmonton has approved rezoning of property in The Quarters next to the Shaw Conference Centre downtown to make way for a massive mixed-use development that would include an 80-story tower, the tallest in Western Canada, SkyRise Cities reported. Alldritt Land Corp. is the developer, and KENNEDY is the architect of the structure, which would house a hotel, condominiums, retail and restaurants. The design, described by Alldritt as “iconic,” pays tribute to the city’s history with a central core and elevator lobby clad in historic bricks. In May, demolition of existing structures was expected to commence shortly.
Toronto Continues Surge With 40-Story Proposal
Midtown Toronto, specifically the area around Yonge and Eglinton streets, is continuing its hot streak with a 40-story, 122-m-tall residential tower proposed at 75 Broadway Avenue by Timbercreek Communities, Urban Toronto reported. The plan involves partial demolition of a 10-story apartment building and construction of a two-level, underground parking garage. Designed by WZMH Architects, the building would contain approximately 580 rental units, including those in the preserved portion of the existing building, landscaping along Broadway and significant outdoor and indoor amenity space.