80 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, ON
Quadrangle is transforming the area of an old manufacturing plant on the western edge of Liberty Village into a leading commercial building. It will include retail and a live music venue on ground level and 4 storeys of offices. The crucial elements will be using new materials and the latest sustainable design strategies. It will be a state-of-the-art Class A office using raised access floors which will house the electrical and mechanical services.

There will be a rear ventilated rainscreen using the Ceramitex® Sintered Ceramic Facade System. These large format panels are lightweight yet durable against scratches, weather and the test of time. They will be hung using the Unity® Attachment Technology and include thermally broken galvanized metal clips. The lightweight panels enables the designer to achieve the look of limestone and to provide a breathable and insulated facade. After a micro-climate study, the glazing was planned to allow for passive climate control by sinking in deeper to the north, west and east sides.

This timber frame building, the first of its kind in Eastern Canada in 30 years, will incorporate mass timber columns & beams with exposed cross-laminated timber ceilings and is sure to be aesthetically striking!

Other posts about this project:
https://www.quadrangle.ca/60_80-wood-construction
https://www.hullmark.ca/80-atlantic/
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/02/26/liberty-village-building-project-a-sign-of-the-future-and-the-past.html