Urban Toronto: First Look at the New Globe and Mail Office
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Urban Toronto: First Look at the New Globe and Mail Office

First rendering for the building planned to go in at Front and Spadina.

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Rendering by KPMB Architects; shows the view on Spadina facing north.

The Globe and Mail has made public more details of their plan to redevelop their site at 444 Front Street West, which will include the construction of a new headquarters at the northwest corner of Front and Spadina (where a Toyota dealership currently stands).

According to those plans, the Globe will sever this parcel from the bulk of their lot to build an 18-storey LEED gold-certified office tower, designed by KPMB Architects. Globe offices will take up the six-storey podium, and other tenants will be sought for the tower; the intention is for the building to serve as a hub for the media and related industries.

A new north/south road will be built west of the office building for access, parking, and loading. The road will presumably to connect to Wellington Avenue, and to some land retained for new green space on the site. Also included in the design: a large public media wall and a wired theatre that could be used for events like TED broadcasts.

KPMB recently provided more details about the planned development at a community meeting; Urban Toronto has a full report.