Massey Tower

Client

MOD Developments Inc. & Tricon Capital

Location

197 Yonge St. Toronto, Ontario

Design Team

Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Landscape Architect)
Hariri Pontarini Architects [HPA] (Architect)
ERA Architects (Heritage Architect)
Cecconi Simone (Interior Designer)

 

Awards

2013 – BILD Awards, Canada: Best Building Design
2013 – BILD Awards, Canada: Project of the Year, High-Rise
2013 – OHBA Awards, Canada: Most Outstanding High-Rise Building (11+ Storeys)
2013 – OHBA Awards, Canada: Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise

Photography Credit: Renderings by Designstor, HPA, and The Flat Side of Design

 

The tower rises 60 stories above the historically significant Canadian Bank of Commerce Building, circa 1905.

Janet Rosenberg & Studio is working with MOD Developments Inc. and Tricon on a prestigious new residential condominium tower development, with street-level retail, in downtown Toronto.  A sleek amenity terrace provides residents with luxurious outdoor entertaining space and stunning views of the downtown core. The project has been recognized with the 2013 Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction – Project of the Year and Most Outstanding High-rise Building, as well as the 2013 BILD Awards – Project of the Year.

Images below display the recently unveiled black granite disc at Massey Tower in Toronto which honours the legacy of the iconic jazz club, the Colonial Tavern. The record-shaped disc was commissioned in 1996 and inscribed with the names 175 of the music greats who played at the famed club during its heyday, including jazz legends like Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson. Originally, the monument was located in the parkette where the tavern once stood but was moved to a city works yard when the site was sold. As the landscape architect, our scope included: coordinating with the City on relocating and evaluating the granite disc; preparing drawings and details for the installation; coordinating with the original fabrication team; and, coordination of slip resistance testing. Now prominently displayed on the Yonge Street sidewalk, it serves as a permanent landmark and reminder of this vibrant piece of Toronto’s cultural heritage.

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