Liberty Village has been transformed over the last several years, and it continues to evolve. The neighbourhood was once an industrial district, one of Toronto's largest manufacturing hubs, and has since evolved to become one of the city's fastest growing mixed-use neighbourhoods through a variety of redevelopment projects. While much of this development either erases, ignores, or merely pays architectural lip service to the neighbourhood's industrial vernacular, a handful of projects are embracing Liberty Village's built heritage, like 60 Atlantic Avenue, an adaptive re-use project by developer Hullmark.

60 Atlantic, Hullmark, Quadrangle Architects, Liberty Village, Toronto60 Atlantic, image by Forum member ProjectEnd

Led by Quadrangle Architects, 60 Atlantic involves the full-scale modernization of a two-storey industrial building, built in 1898 on the west side of Liberty Village, into new first-class boutique office, retail and restaurant space. Originally built as St. David's Wine Grower's Co., the warehouse was next used as a storage facility for Eaton's, before being converted by Artscape into studio space during the 1990s.

60 Atlantic, Hullmark, Quadrangle Architects, Liberty Village, TorontoGlass addition on 60 Atlantic, image by Forum member ProjectEnd

The recent images highlight the textural modern additions to the brick building, introducing corten steel and glass to the mix, and improving flow an access to and through the building. Once construction is complete, more than one third of the revitalized building will be occupied by restaurant or retail uses, which will connect through to new openings on Liberty and Jefferson Streets. The building also has a new sunken courtyard on Atlantic Avenue, visible in the image below, which will be the home to a restaurant. INVIVO Communications has been confirmed as anchor tenant, and will occupy the building's top floor.

60 Atlantic, Hullmark, Quadrangle Architects, Liberty Village, TorontoCorten steel finishes on the exterior of 60 Atlantic, image by Forum member ProjectEnd

Additional information and renderings are available in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the 60 Atlantic Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.