160 John Street
160 John Street
C Squared Properties
2016 - Present
Toronto Purchase Treaty 13 (1805)
Indigenous Rights Holders
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
Anishinaabe, Attiwonderonk, Haudenosaunee, Huron Wendat
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The proposed addition to 160 John Street will add much needed office space to one of downtown Toronto’s most vibrant cultural corridors.
Currently occupied by a five-storey, converted warehouse building, the site is located between two Heritage Conservation Districts. The proposed six-storey addition responds to height and density requirements by having a smaller floor plate that steps back from the heritage building it sits upon. It also features a sloping roofline that acts as a transition between the predominantly low-rise buildings that front Queen Street to the north, and the towers that dominate the King-Spadina district to the south.
The majority of the resultant 11-storey building is intended as commercial office space with the exception of an existing restaurant on the ground level and a proposed restaurants on the roof-top. This new restaurant space will feature a unique, retractable roof revealing a vibrant terrace.
SvN was asked to conduct a feasibility study leading to the current architecture design, while securing municipal approvals for the project.