Rising against the backdrop of Toronto’s most iconic structures, including the Rogers Centre and CN Tower, Concord Canada House is looking to harness the emblematic power of maple leaf as a motif woven into the towers' facades. Designed by Arcadis, the 64- and 74-storey towers at the northeast corner of Spadina Avenue and Bremner Boulevard will be the final pair of towers in Concord Adex’s CityPlace community. Since UrbanToronto's last update eight months ago, when the towers were about 40 storeys each, they are now just shy of topping off.

An aerial view looking southeast of Concord Canada House, designed by Arcadis for Concord Adex

In this nocturnal snapshot from December, 2023, taken from Bremner Avenue and Navy Wharf Court, the towers — turned 90° to each other — have grown noticeably taller, but eyes here are on the showcased maple leaf — a feature designed to stitch the towers' facades together visually. This repeated motif, split across the towers, aligns perfectly when viewed from specific angles. The podium, set to house lobbies and retail spaces, suites, and hidden parking, features extensive glass facades. Above, the glazing of the residential floors continues, marked by the installation of window wall systems nearing completion, with the leaf's tip still to be completed.

Looking northeast at night from Bremner Avenue and Navy Wharf Court, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor ForeGolf

To express the maple leaves, the tint of the aluminum panelling between each floor is varied, with white panels used for the leaves, and gray ones to add a shadow effect. Above each panel, a channel is present for soft lighting that will bring a glow to the white panels, making the leaves legible by night.

White cladding panels show how the maple leaves are being expressed on the exterior, image by UrbanToronto Forum cintrubutor tstormers

Looking south this month, we see the rhythm of the north elevation distinctly marked by the series of balconies that ascend the facade, interrupted by double-storey glazing sections. We get a clear view of the mechanical penthouse sections, with exposed concrete and steel structure now being assembled to finish the crowns as per the rendering above. The maple leaves do not register as clearly in this view, but should be clearer as more cladding is installed.

Looking south to the ongoing work on the mechanical penthouse sections, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor tstormers

In this view from across Spadina Avenue, the leaves are particularly legible, while we also notice the large glass expanse of the amenities level atop the podium.

The maple leaves stand out on the exterior of Concord Canada House, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Riseth

Concord Canada House’s towers are rising to final heights of 202.97m and 231.97m, collectively set to house a total of 1,397 residential units.

UrbanToronto will continue to follow progress on this development, but in the meantime, you can learn more about it from our Database file, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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Related Companies:  Arcadis, Doka Canada Ltd./Ltee, Egis, MCW Consultants Ltd, RJC Engineers