August 13, 2009
Maple Leaf Square is a two-tower condominium, hotel, office and retail complex currently under construction to the west of the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto. It is jointly developed by Cadillac Fairview, Lanterra and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), the parent company of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, Leafs TV and Raptors NBA TV.
Plans for the $500 million development were unveiled in 2005, with an expected completion in 2011.
The finished complex will have 1,800,000 square feet (167,000 m2) of usable space covering 2.1 acres (8,500 m2) on one city block.
The two glass and precast concrete towers will contain 872 residential condo units, a 169-room Hotel LeGermain Boutique Hotel, 230,000 square feet (21,000 m2) of office space, 110,000 square feet (10,000 m2) of retail space, a 7,000-square-foot (650 m2) daycare centre, a High-Definition theatre that will broadcast Leafs TV and Raptors NBA TV 24-hours a day, and four levels of underground parking with nearly 900 spaces.
The retail complex will include a Longo’s grocery, a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) sports bar, a sports retail store, and a fine dining restaurant.
For residents, there will be a rooftop garden and swimming pool.
The building will be surrounded by an outdoor plaza with a capacity of 5,000 people, which is expected to host pre-game gatherings and other sports-related events.
Designation: Commercial, Condominium and Office
Floors: 54 and 50
Landscape Architect: Greg Smallenberg / NAK Design Inc.
Electrical Engineering: Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Urban Mechanical Contracting
Structural Engineering: Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects / Page & Steele Architects Inc.
Interior Design: Munge Leung Interior Design
Construction Manager – PCL Constructors Inc.
Developer: Lanterra Developments
Developer: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Developer: Cadillac Fairview
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Further reading: “Movin’ up at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto” in the Daily Commercial News (August 13, 2009).