EY Tower

Toronto, Ontario
Client:
Oxford Properties Group
Size:
92,900 m2 | 1,000,000 ft2
Completion:
2017
Sustainability:
LEED Platinum
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services
With:
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (Design Consultants)
GBCA Architects (Heritage Consultants)

The distinctive sculptural form of EY Tower’s silhouette is visible from both the heart of the financial core at King and Bay Streets and Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall. A drapery of slender vertical fins wraps over the top of the building and down its east and west elevations. Completing a composition with two adjacent towers, EY Tower frames a south-facing sunlit plaza, a popular outdoor space for the occupants of the surrounding buildings.

The project includes the sensitive integration of the historic 16-storey Concourse Building, designed in the Art Deco style and featuring a mosaic frieze and decorative pediment at the front entrance by Group of Seven artist J.E.H. Macdonald. The new tower incorporates the historic masonry façades, with the reinstated arched entry serving as the main point of arrival to a limestone-clad lobby.

Located in Toronto’s financial core, this 40-storey LEED Platinum office tower is the final phase of the Richmond Adelaide Complex, Oxford’s five-tower, full city block development.