Atrium on Bay

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Atrium
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Atrium on Bay Exterior Upview.jpg
Atrium on Bay Exterior Upview
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Location595 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°39′23″N 79°22′58″W / 43.656443°N 79.382647°W / 43.656443; -79.382647Coordinates: 43°39′23″N 79°22′58″W / 43.656443°N 79.382647°W / 43.656443; -79.382647
Construction started1979
Completed1981
OwnerH&R REIT
ManagementH&R REIT
Height
Roof48 m (157 ft)
Technical details
Floor countabove ground: 14
below ground: 3
Floor area913,000 sq ft (84,800 m2)
Lifts/elevators20
Design and construction
ArchitectPage & Steele Architects
DeveloperTwigg Holdings Ltd.
Trizec Properties
Structural engineerHidi Rae Consulting Engineers
Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
References
[1][2]

Atrium (formally known as "Atrium on Bay") is a large 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) retail and office complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Atrium is located adjacent to the highly popular[citation needed] Yonge-Dundas Square, and was built upon the former site of the former Ford Hotel Toronto, on the north side of Dundas Street West, extending from Yonge Street to Bay Street; the mixed-use building was constructed in 1981 with parking on the second and third underground levels and retail space street and concourse levels topped by an eight-storey office block that rises to 14 floors on the east end of the site and 13 on the west. As part of downtown Toronto's PATH network, Atrium's Concourse Level is directly connected underground to the Dundas subway station, the Toronto Eaton Centre south, across on Dundas Street, and the Toronto Coach Terminal located west, across Bay Street.

In 2011, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust purchased the property from Hines Interests Limited Partnership who acquired it in 2007 from a joint venture of Brookfield Properties and The Ellman Companies.[3][4] In January 2014, H&R received a zoning variance from the Toronto City Council which would allow it to add five floors to each of the office towers, expand the ground level to enclose areas now filled by a covered arcade, planters and seating areas and create additional retail space and to redesign a media tower at the southwest corner of the structure.[5]

The Atrium has the first Canadian locations of Muji, Long Tall Sally, Boat House and Rexall;[6] the building features a variety of sit-down restaurants and a food court on the Concourse Level.

Major office tenants include the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and various arms of the Government of Ontario, including the Land Registry Office, and the Lottery Prize Claiming Centre for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, located on ground level.

Atrium was filmed and used as a set for scenes in a shopping mall in the Canadian drama Flashpoint on the CTV Television Network. The interior was also used in the 1983 PBS TV movie Overdrawn at the Memory Bank.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atrium on Bay at Emporis
  2. ^ "Atrium on Bay". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ "Hines REIT acquires Atrium on Bay in downtown Toronto (CA)". Europe Real Estate. 1 March 2007. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  4. ^ "H&R REIT Completes Acquisition of Atrium on Bay in Toronto". Lexpert. 1 June 2011.
  5. ^ White, Craig (10 January 2014). "City Says Atrium on Bay Can Expand Upwards and Outwards". Urban Toronto.
  6. ^ "New Details on Muji's 1st Canadian Location, Opening Next Week". Retail Insider. 18 November 2014.

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