The Pinnacle on Adelaide

The plaza at The Pinnacle on Adelaide is a vibrant and engaging POPS (Privately Owned Publically Accessible Space).  The space has transformed the corner of Adelaide and John into a dynamic public piazza.  Twenty eight cubes of polished Quebec Granite, along with glowing cubes and vertical light columns were used to create a textured terrain that is both sculptural and functional.  The cubes are dispersed around a shallow water feature with bubbling jets.  The plaza serves The Pinnacle on Adelaide residents, but also provides a meeting spot and spill over from the surrounding cafes, shops and restaurants. 

A striking piece of public art, entitled ‘Speech Bubble’ by Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, animates the space with an ever-changing series of images on a digital screen shaped like a speech bubble.  Once the long awaited John Street Revitalization project is complete the plaza will be a key point along the entertainment district’s festival street. The plaza brings a new vitality and energy to this strip of John St.

Pinnacle International
Design Team

Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. (Landscape Architecture)

Hariri Pontarini Architects (Architecture)

Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins (Public Art)


Photography Credit: Jeff McNeill