Now under construction at the corner of Lower Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East, 130 QQE is one of two office condominiums that will form part of the ambitious mixed-use Waterfront City of the Arts community by The Daniels Corporation. The state-of-the-art facility has already attracted a roster of businesses, educational and not-for-profit organizations, including various retailers and tech companies, George Brown College, OCAD University, Artscape, Manifesto and the Remix Project. The latest tenants to be announced are the multi-award-winning firms CORE Architects and House of Cool, one of the world’s leading animation studios.
“We’re thrilled to have these two industry-leading firms join the many other organizations who have recognized the benefits of collaborating with an arts and innovation community in one Toronto’s most coveted locations,” says Dominic Tompa, Broker of Record at City Life Realty.
Known for designing modern condos, retail outlets and private homes throughout the city, CORE Architects will occupy 20,000 square feet of space within the complex. The award-winning firm has also completed urban master-planning for more than 200 million square feet of residential development and more than 1,500 retail outlets internationally.
“Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts is tailor-made for CORE Architects in its feel, overall design and spirit,” says Babak Eslahjou, Principal at CORE Architects. “The playfulness of the waterfront, combined with the creative, inspirational space within the development, will give us the work-play balance imperative to our firm’s success.”
A leader in its own field, House of Cool is renowned for providing designs, storyboards and editorial content to clients worldwide. The animation studio recently completed work on the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series ‘Troll Hunters’ and has previously worked on films like Despicable Me, Ice Age and Rio 2.
“Moving to the waterfront gives us more than just a bigger office space,” says Wes Lui, Co-Founder of House of Cool. “It also gives us something that embodies our culture of storytelling, fun, collaboration, and productivity.”
Business owners and employees at 130 QQE will have shared access to amenities including bookable boardrooms, a communal lounge and kitchenette and a 4,000 square foot, south-facing patio with lake views and Wi-Fi. The office condominium will be joined to the two residential towers through the Yard, an expansive outdoor courtyard with shopping and dining establishments, as well as Sugar Beach North, an extension to the existing Sugar Beach across the street.
The project’s desirable location also places it with proximity to the Water’s Edge Promenade, Toronto’s downtown core, St. Lawrence Market, and Sherbourne Common. Plus, with convenient connections to TTC, bike lanes and major roadways, destinations like Union Station, Billy Bishop Airport and the Financial District are all easily accessible.
There’s still over 30,000 square feet of office space available on the 12th and 13th floors and up to 55,000 square feet at 9 Lower Jarvis Street, located on the podium level at one of the residential towers. First occupancies start in the fall of 2018.
To learn more about available office space, visit danielswaterfront.com.