Ground breaks on Toronto tall wood tower

Ground breaks on T3 Bayside, an innovative mass timber office building at Toronto’s waterfront. Image courtesy Hines
Ground breaks on T3 Bayside, an innovative mass timber office building at Toronto’s waterfront.
Image courtesy Hines

Construction has begun on the workplace component of the Bayside Toronto waterfront master-planned community with the groundbreaking of T3 Bayside (T3 stands for timber, talent, and technology).

The first of two twin, heavy timber office buildings at Bayside Toronto, T3 Bayside will be constructed using an innovative and highly sustainable mass timber structure, and feature market-leading amenities. At full completion, the two T3 Bayside buildings will feature over 46,452 m2 (500,000 sf) of next-generation office space.

“We are humbled and proud of the role Bayside has played in kick starting a whole wave of development along the eastern waterfront as we deliver a truly mixed-use community that will also include affordable rental housing, a day care facility, and a recreation centre,” said Avi Tesciuba, senior managing director of real estate firm Hines.

Phase One will bring 23,319 m2 (251,000 sf) of commercial office space to Toronto’s eastern waterfront in early 2023, and feature 2787-m2 (30,000-sf) floorplates. The buildings were designed by 3XN, after the studio won an international design competition.

Hines was named the master developer of Bayside Toronto, following an international competition by Waterfront Toronto. Hines brought condominium developer Tridel on as its exclusive residential development partner at Bayside.

Once complete, Bayside Toronto will include 185,806 m2 (2 million sf) of new residential housing, including market condominiums and affordable housing, modern office space, shopping and restaurant destinations and cultural venues, along with a newly activated and engaging public realm.

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