The Bay Adelaide Center in Toronto, Ontario Canada by WZMH Architects.

The Bay Adelaide Center in Toronto, Ontario Canada by WZMH Architects.

Credit: Courtesy WZMH Architects


The project is a modernist building inspired by and paying homage to the distinctive character of the architecture of Toronto’s Financial Core. The highly transparent tower base seamlessly incorporates the historic façade of the National Building on Bay Street (designed by Chapman and Oxley in 1926), and the lobby features a major integrated public art project by the world-renowned artist James Turrell. The project also has a half-acre outdoor urban plaza landscaped with ginkgo trees and ornamental grasses that frame benches and an open seating area, contributing much-needed public space to the central business district. Certified to a LEED Gold standard, the project is among Canada’s largest sustainable buildings.

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