Greenland Group (Canada)
700,000 sq. ft.
Residential & Hospitality
The Greenland King Blue Condominiums project includes a 48-storey and a 44-storey residential tower, including an 8-storey podium with amenity spaces and a 5-level underground parkade. The residential section of the towers accommodate approximately 915 units.
The existing Westinghouse Building will be partly demolished but the six-storey facade will be maintained and integrated into the podium, which will include a 121-room hotel, a theatre museum and all associated back of house functions. A public space will take up much of the ground floor, and include retail developments as well as the lobby of Canada’s Theatre Museum.
The structure itself is reinforced concrete, the excavation is supported by the caisson wall and piles with lagging. The majority of the facade is a window wall system but also includes brick, curtainwall, and precast. Brick from the historic Westinghouse Building was reclaimed and will be reinstalled to simulate the historic building. It will appear, from the exterior , that the entire building was never removed. The existing facade, which was maintained throughout construction with a seven-storey steel frame, is one of the finest examples of architecture that appeared in Toronto during the 1920’s.
The building has a total area of approximately 710,000 squared feet with 600,000 for residential, 100,000 for the hotel and 10,000 for non-residential.