Brookfield Properties is moving one step closer to the construction of their 44-storey Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower. Having already announced that Deloitte would be the anchor tenant leasing 43% of the 980 000 sq. ft. tower, Brookfield has now requested demolition permits for 10 & 40 Adelaide Street West from the city for the structures occupying the footprint of the new building. Currently the site of a 3-storey commercial building, the Adelaide Street entrance to the centre's parking garage, and the restaurant South of Temperance, this is part of a lengthy process that must be completed before actual skyward construction can commence. Below is an image of part of the site as it currently exists, followed by site plan for the development. The Adelaide entrance to the parking garage will be reconfigured and incorporated into the new tower while the 3-storey building to the right and the restaurant to the left (not visible in this image) will be demolished. Richmond Street access to the centre's underground parking garage will not be affected by this work.

Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre East Office Tower, Toronto.Eastern portion of the site as currently exists, image from Google Earth.


Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre East Office Tower, Toronto.Site plan for the development. The dotted outline of the east tower is visible to the right of the plaza. Image courtesy of Brookfield Properties.


Designed by KPMB & Adamson Associates, the building, minus the nocthed corners, follows the architectural direction set by the first phase of the development as well as its environmental standard with an intention to achieve LEED Gold Certification. The first phase was designed by WZMH Architects. Construction on the second phase tower is expected to be completed in 2015-2016. A third phase across from the Arnell Plaza on the north side of Temperance Street remains to be added to the complex.

Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre East Office Tower, Toronto.Rendering of the Bay Adelaide Centre Complex. Image courtesy of Brookfield Properties.

Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre East Office Tower, Toronto.Ground level rendering of Bay Adelaide Centre East, image courtesy of Brookfield Properties.

To learn more about the development, a link to both our dataBase entry and Forum thread can be found below.