Cadillac Fairview has submitted a completely redesigned proposal for its property at 156 Front Street West in the heart of Downtown Toronto. First submitted in the Fall of 2011 as a two-tower proposal, one residential, one commercial, the residential component has now been dropped in favour of one taller, 54-storey office tower. The rounded, sculpted design is by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects of Chicago. AS + GG are the designers of the soon-to-be tallest building in the world, the kilometre-high Kingdom Tower currently under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

West and South elevations of 156 Front St W, Toronto, AS + GG ArchitectsThe west and south elevations of 156 Front Street West, image by AS + GG Architects

The most prominent elevations of the 265 metre/869 foot high building for Toronto's core will be its south and west sides, which will front on Front Street and Simcoe Street respectively. The north and east sides will face mid-block laneways. The façade of a 6 and a half storey 1905-built heritage building will be retained in the southeast corner of the site. The rest of the site is currently a surface parking lot. The building will offer 1,450,000 square feet of space, with retail units at grade. The building site is on the City's radar as a high priority for PATH pedestrian network extension.

More details including renderings are expected soon. Public consultation should begin in the coming few months. For more details and a look at mockups of the original plan, refer to our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to get in on the discussion? Drop in on the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the sopace provided on this page.