The skylight roof at the Toronto Eaton Centre will undergo a $60 million refurbishment. The existing glass will be replaced with the latest materials and technologies to improve energy efficiency while maintaining its design.
The project 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) this month. Work on the north end will commence 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,” said David Collins, partner at Zeidler Architecture Inc. “This revitalization will ensure the skylight roof is fit-for-purpose and sustainable in the long term, all while retaining its original architectural splendor.”
Property manager Cadillac Fairview will also be investing $17 million to improve shoppers’ movement and accessibility with the addition of three new staircases, improvements to elevators, and the installation of a larger cab in an existing elevator to better accommodate strollers and mobility scooters.