4,393,000 square feet/408,000 square meters
Union Park introduces a new, mixed-use development in a prominent location in downtown Toronto, adjacent to the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower. This redevelopment project helps fulfill the city’s goal of expanding the Financial District through the creation of 18,000 jobs, contributing to the future prosperity of the region. With significant new office, residential, retail, and interior and exterior open space, this redevelopment area will truly provide a “live, work, play” environment in the heart of the city.
Divided into two programmatic districts with two office towers to the east and two residential towers to the west, the design of this development makes a grand gesture to the city at both the skyline and pedestrian scales, while being respectful and supportive of the city’s existing context surrounding the site. The project is in a desirable location between a variety of districts and seamlessly stitches together residential, commercial, cultural, and entertainment areas.
The design greatly expands pedestrian connectivity throughout the site and seeks to add an appropriate level of density adjacent to Union Station, a major transportation hub in the city. With substantial bicycle parking facilities and an extension of the PATH network directly to each new building, the design emphasizes multi-modal transportation connections and reduces the reliance on automobiles. It also supports the vision of a complete community by offering residential units that cater to diverse living arrangements, with a strong focus on multi-bedroom units and extensive amenity spaces.
With the addition of a 2-acre park built over the adjacent railway, the development creates critical green space in the city, with year-round programming for diverse user groups. It integrates the rail corridor into the urban fabric, utilizing an element that currently divides the downtown area from its waterfront neighborhoods to reconnect key cultural amenities to the greater city.
Union Park will be a dynamic and expressive form in the skyline and transform this piece of the city.