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January 11, 2022: More changes coming to the Eaton Centre as part of its ongoing renewal process. Press release from Cadillac Fairview today.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Jan 11, 2022, 13:19 ET

Cadillac Fairview continues momentum in cultivating vibrant spaces through modern, sustainable and accessible upgrades to landmark shopping centre

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2022 /CNW/ - Cadillac Fairview (CF) is pleased to announce its latest endeavour in the ongoing evolution of its flagship retail asset, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, with a $60 million refurbishment of its galleria skylight roof. The existing glass will be replaced with the latest materials and technologies to improve energy efficiency while maintaining its classic design aesthetic.

"At Cadillac Fairview we are proud to continually invest in our properties to deliver a world-class shopping experience," said Wayne Barwise, Executive Vice President, Development, Cadillac Fairview. "The galleria's original design was inspired by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Italy and has served as a distinguishing feature of the mall since the centre's opening in 1977. As custodians of this unique architectural element, our priority is to ensure the integrity of its design as we significantly enhance its functional performance."

The refurbishment will involve Zeidler Architecture Inc. and Read Jones Christoffersen consulting engineers, with construction overseen by EllisDon Corporation. The project will be carried out in two phases, starting with the south end of the mall (Queen Street to Centre Court) in mid-January 2022 and work on the north end commencing in March 2023.

"As the original architects of the galleria, we're honoured to play a continuing role in one of the city's most iconic buildings. This revitalization will ensure the skylight roof is fit-for-purpose and sustainable in the long term, all while retaining its original architectural splendor," said David Collins, Partner at Zeidler Architecture Inc.

CF Toronto Eaton Centre is the largest urban shopping centre in North America, bringing people together through its diverse retail mix, one of a kind experiences, and integration of arts and culture. The shopping centre's beloved "Flight Stop" art installation, which depicts sixty Canada geese mid-flight and has come to serve as a visual identity for the centre, will be temporarily and carefully removed by an art restoration company for professional maintenance and placed in safe storage until re-installation.

CF will also be investing $17 million to improve shoppers' movement and accessibility with the addition of three new staircases in the South Court and Urban Eatery, improvements to elevators, and the installation of a larger cab in an existing elevator to better accommodate strollers and mobility scooters. The enhancements will facilitate convenient connections, while creating a more welcoming environment throughout the property.

Since 2010 Cadillac Fairview has invested more than $1.6 billion in CF Toronto Eaton Centre, including the redevelopment of the Queen Street pedestrian bridge, the purchase of the Hudson Bay Centre block and 401 Bay Street; the buyback of the Sears space and its redevelopment to accommodate Nordstrom, as well as the creation of the BMO Urban Campus opening in 2022, to name only a few of the revitalization projects undertaken.
 

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January 11, 2022: More changes coming to the Eaton Centre as part of its ongoing renewal process. Press release from Cadillac Fairview today.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Jan 11, 2022, 13:19 ET

Cadillac Fairview continues momentum in cultivating vibrant spaces through modern, sustainable and accessible upgrades to landmark shopping centre

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2022 /CNW/ - Cadillac Fairview (CF) is pleased to announce its latest endeavour in the ongoing evolution of its flagship retail asset, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, with a $60 million refurbishment of its galleria skylight roof. The existing glass will be replaced with the latest materials and technologies to improve energy efficiency while maintaining its classic design aesthetic.

"At Cadillac Fairview we are proud to continually invest in our properties to deliver a world-class shopping experience," said Wayne Barwise, Executive Vice President, Development, Cadillac Fairview. "The galleria's original design was inspired by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Italy and has served as a distinguishing feature of the mall since the centre's opening in 1977. As custodians of this unique architectural element, our priority is to ensure the integrity of its design as we significantly enhance its functional performance."

The refurbishment will involve Zeidler Architecture Inc. and Read Jones Christoffersen consulting engineers, with construction overseen by EllisDon Corporation. The project will be carried out in two phases, starting with the south end of the mall (Queen Street to Centre Court) in mid-January 2022 and work on the north end commencing in March 2023.

"As the original architects of the galleria, we're honoured to play a continuing role in one of the city's most iconic buildings. This revitalization will ensure the skylight roof is fit-for-purpose and sustainable in the long term, all while retaining its original architectural splendor," said David Collins, Partner at Zeidler Architecture Inc.

CF Toronto Eaton Centre is the largest urban shopping centre in North America, bringing people together through its diverse retail mix, one of a kind experiences, and integration of arts and culture. The shopping centre's beloved "Flight Stop" art installation, which depicts sixty Canada geese mid-flight and has come to serve as a visual identity for the centre, will be temporarily and carefully removed by an art restoration company for professional maintenance and placed in safe storage until re-installation.

CF will also be investing $17 million to improve shoppers' movement and accessibility with the addition of three new staircases in the South Court and Urban Eatery, improvements to elevators, and the installation of a larger cab in an existing elevator to better accommodate strollers and mobility scooters. The enhancements will facilitate convenient connections, while creating a more welcoming environment throughout the property.

Since 2010 Cadillac Fairview has invested more than $1.6 billion in CF Toronto Eaton Centre, including the redevelopment of the Queen Street pedestrian bridge, the purchase of the Hudson Bay Centre block and 401 Bay Street; the buyback of the Sears space and its redevelopment to accommodate Nordstrom, as well as the creation of the BMO Urban Campus opening in 2022, to name only a few of the revitalization projects undertaken.

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It looks broadly speaking fine (and the improved energy efficiency could only be welcomed) - the area around the elevator feels a little clumsy and will take some getting used to. I do wish they keep the notion of having some hanging luminaries though.

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It looks broadly speaking fine (and the improved energy efficiency could only be welcomed) - the area around the elevator feels a little clumsy and will take some getting used to. I do wish they keep the notion of having some hanging luminaries though.

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What happened to "Slipstream"?


And if I remember correctly, was there not a lighting display of some sort prior to Michael Snow's Flight Stop?
 

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What happened to "Slipstream"?


And if I remember correctly, was there not a lighting display of some sort prior to Michael Snow's Flight Stop?

It got disappeared - long chain of discussion earlier in this thread:


No one in the know seem to have mentioned exactly what went wrong with it technically. Speaking of that - I wish someone can take the time and actually commission some decent Christmas decor for the mall - the stuff had been so uninspiring for the last 10 years or so.

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It got disappeared - long chain of discussion earlier in this thread:


No one in the know seem to have mentioned exactly what went wrong with it technically. Speaking of that - I wish someone can take the time and actually commission some decent Christmas decor for the mall - the stuff had been so uninspiring for the last 10 years or so.

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The deer have been there at least a decade now.

'94 seems to have been pretty interesting, Xmas wise:

 

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The deer have been there at least a decade now.

'94 seems to have been pretty interesting, Xmas wise:


I think the giant deer are charming, and seem to be unique to this mall, but they need to do more. I'd like to see tons of garlands added throughout (particularly to make up for all the previous greenery that was sadly removed in one of their more dunderheaded moves). Those giant hanging wreaths were pretty cool too, so it would be nice to see something similar make a comeback. Even the Christmas tree needs some work - the shape is laughably conical, and it's so overstuffed with lights that you can't even see any semblance of a "tree" anymore. These CF clowns need to do a lot better. Hire a professional interior decorator fer chrissakes.
 

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The deer have been there at least a decade now.

'94 seems to have been pretty interesting, Xmas wise:


Yeah, I think the deer was put in roughly the same time as that abomination of a Christmas tree (and I don't mean the current red light district/Satan's horn take).

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