SOURCE: Urban Toronto
AUTHOR: Matias Bessai
Urban Toronto reports on the progress of The Well development, Toronto’s largest active construction site. The ambitious project is looking more and more complete, with the Galleria’s canopied concourse now partially open and walkable to pedestrians.
From the article:
“Eventually to offer over 350,000 ft² of publicly accessible area, the Galleria is simply the most important element in The Well’s pursuit to become a vibrant and valued destination, and will pull the City’s Downtown Core westwards. The development team took a risk with the space by designing it as an open air concourse, and has bet on both the plethora of retail and food options and the forward looking design, defined by a striking steel and glass canopy, to be strong enough forces to attract year-round foot traffic. With parts of the Galleria being made publicly accessible for the first time just last week, we have been treated to a tour of the fascinating space via photos from UrbanToronto Forum contributor ADRM that offer a preview of what could become one of the summer’s hottest attractions.”
“Dropping down one floor, to the Lower Ground Level, we are given a better sense of the depth of the space, which enjoys an expansive atrium atmosphere. The design sees the pedestrian walkways on the Upper Ground Level positioned effectively, occupying the edges of the corridor to allow the bulk of the central space to remain unobstructed, maximizing the canopy’s ability to flood the Galleria with natural light, and celebrating the open-air quality of the space.” Read the full article here.
Boston Valley’s TerraClad® is being used on the façade of The Well’s Building E. The white-glazed panels are fitted to a number of arched windows, as well as a tall arcade spanning the bottom levels. These terra cotta units are of a large scale, designed for manufacture and in-situ installation on our standard track and clip rainscreen system.
Header image: Courtesy of Urban Toronto / ADRM