Last week, Foster + Partners' 85-story mixed-use The One tower broke ground in Toronto. Sitting between downtown and the city's Yorkville neighborhood, The One will act as a bridge, connecting the two areas. Set to rise to a height of 1,004 feet, the structure will be Canada's tallest building, and the "second tallest man-made structure after Toronto's CN Tower," according to the firm.
The 860,294-square-foot The One will consist of 620-square-foot residential units including duplex penthouses that offer panoramic views of Lake Ontario as well as commercial spaces on its lower levels. The tower will offer high-end amenities including a sky lobby, spa, fitness facilities, library, entertaining areas, a south-facing terrace, and numerous communal spaces.
“The One is the final piece of the jigsaw in the tower cluster at the Yonge and Bloor node—one of the most prominent intersections in the city," said the Foster + Partners senior partner Giles Robinson in a press release. "The project creates a new anchor for high-end retail along Bloor Street West, while respecting the urban scale of Yonge Street. [It] is respectful of the legacy of the William Luke Buildings, and incorporates the historic 19th-century brick structures within the larger development.”