Ontario’s First Mass Timber Commercial Building in a Century

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May 1, 2020
Photos by Doublespace Photography.

“Buildings don’t usually grow on trees,” says a site promoting the first mass timber commercial building constructed in Ontario in over a hundred years. The office building at 80 Atlantic Avenue in Liberty Village, Toronto, incorporates exposed mass timber columns and beams with exposed cross-laminated timber ceilings.

Designed by Quadrangle, the 8,361m2 (90,000-sq.-ft.), five-story building completes a courtyard with 60 Atlantic to create a paired commercial area.  A south-facing curtainwall provides unobstructed views of the timber interiors, while the other three façades are of porcelain rainscreen panels.

— Construction Canada and other sources