Rakely Eglinton Corporate Centre, Limited Partnership is proposing a 6-building office campus development at 40 Rakely Court, just off Eglinton Avenue in the Toronto Pearson Airport Employment Area. The development would transform a 19-acre vacant lot into an office park with 113,382 m² of office space and 13,233 m² of retail. 

Aerial rendering of the project looking south-east, image obtained from submission to the City of Toronto

The plan calls for a single-storey retail building as well as 5 mixed-use office and retail buildings ranging from 8 to 11 storeys. The master plan proposes a number of Privately Owned Public Spaces to dot the site, providing adequate greenspace for the office tenants. A 36,678 m² portion on the west side of the site would be conveyed to the Toronto Reigon Conservation Authority. Janet Rosenberg + Studio has designed 6 key public spaces across the complex ranging from a ravine promenade fronting the TRCA lands to the urban plaza-style Eglinton Common. 

Site plan overview with buildings and greenspaces labeled, image obtained from submission to the City of Toronto

While this stretch of Eglinton Avenue is not served by the TTC, the proposed office park is within walking distance of Spectrum Station on the 2017-built Mississauga Transitway, which uses dedicated lanes to supply Bus Rapid Transit to 12 stations across Mississauga. (Eglinton forms the border between Toronto and Mississauga here, with Toronto on the south side of Eglinton, where this proposal lies, and Mississauga on the north side.) 2 levels of underground parking would house 1,663 spaces in addition to the 140 surface level spaces located in the centre of the development.

Rendering of Building 6, looking south from the Sun Garden public space, image obtained from submission to the City of Toronto

Designed by NORR Architects, the renderings depict a simple and sleek glass curtainwall design direction for most of the buildings. Building 6, seen above, stands in contrast to this aesthetic, employing black metal frames around blocks of windows for a bold façade. 

Looking south-west from the intersection of Eglinton and Rakely to the campus gateway, obtained from submission to the City

The project is proposed to be built in phases, with buildings 1 and 2 fronting Eglinton Avenue to be constructed first, followed by buildings 3 and 4 along the ravine, and finally buildings 5 and 6, to complete the project.

Ravine promenade at 40 Rakely Court, image obtained from submission to the City of Toronto

Additional information and images can be found in our database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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Aerial rendering of the project looking south-east, image obtained from submission to the City of Toronto

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Related Companies:  Janet Rosenberg + Studio, NORR Architects, Rakely Eglinton Corporate Centre, Limited Partnership, Urban Strategies Inc.