2022 - Toronto, Canada

The One

‘The One’ is an 85-storey mixed-use tower on a prominent downtown site at One Bloor West. Rising to 306 metres, it will be Toronto’s second tallest building and combines a residential tower with a retail base, which is integrated with the city’s underground pedestrian ‘PATH’ network.

Pioneering a new model of vertical retail in the city, the base comprises nine levels of shops, cafes and restaurants, arranged around a soaring 60-metre atrium. A flexible ‘urban room’ is elevated two storeys above the street, protected from the weather and accessed by two express escalators. The apartments are reached via a glass bridge at level 12, and incorporate winter-gardens with panoramic city views. In contrast to the typical glass residential tower with shallow balconies, the façade is characterised by warm metallic tones and a distinctive bronze exoskeleton frame, which transforms as the tower rises to articulate the change in function.

The One

Toronto Canada

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  • Appointment 2014
  • Completion 2022
  • Area 79,924m²
  • Height 306m
  • Capacity 420 apartments
  • Client Mizrahi Developments
  • Collaborating Architect CORE Architects
  • Structural Engineer Read Jones Christoffersen
  • Quantity Surveyor Altus
  • Environmental Engineer MCW Consultants
  • Landscape Architect Planning Partnership
  • The One condos collaborate with Foster + Partners