Maple Leaf Square
|This article is outdated. (November 2010)|
|Maple Leaf Square|
|Type||Hotel, Condominium, Office, Retail|
|Location||15 York St. Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Roof||186.0 m (610.2 ft)|
|Floor count||54 (topped out)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects with Page & Steele Architects (Architect of Record)|
|Main contractor||PCL Construction|
|Number of units||872|
Maple Leaf Square, has a twin tower condominium called Maple Leaf Square Condos, an office, retail, entertainment and hotel complex located to the west of the Air Canada Centre in Downtown Toronto. It was jointly developed by Cadillac Fairview, Lanterra and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), who owns the nearby Air Canada Centre.
Plans for the $500 million development were unveiled in 2005. The finished complex has 1,800,000 square feet (170,000 m2) of usable space covering 2.1 acres (8,500 m2) on one city block.
According to MLSE (though others sources cite slightly different figures), the two glass and precast concrete towers will be 65 stories, containing 872 residential units, a 167-room Hotel LeGermain Boutique Hotel, 230,000 square feet (21,000 m2) of office space, 110,000 square feet (10,000 m2) of retail space, a 7,000-square-foot (650 m2) daycare centre, a High-Definition theatre that will broadcast Leafs TV and Raptors NBA TV 24-hours a day, and four levels of underground parking with nearly 900 spaces. Now open, the retail complex includes a Longo's grocery, a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) sports bar called Real Sports Bar and Grill, a sports retail store called Real Sports Apparel, a fine dining restaurant called E11even, and a branch of the Toronto Dominion Bank. For residents, there will be a rooftop garden and swimming pool.
The building is surrounded by an outdoor plaza with a capacity of 5,000 people, which hosts pre-game gatherings and other sports-related events. In conjunction with the project, the Air Canada Centre itself was renovated. The renovations included an 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) atrium addition to the west side of the arena which abuts the plaza. The outside wall of the atrium features a 50 by 80-foot (24 m) video screen overlooking the plaza which was inspired by similar plazas at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, and Victory Park in Dallas. Games going on inside the arena are often displayed live on the outdoor screen.
Sustainable Design 
The development is aiming to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver status for the project's environmental sustainability. The LEED rating system recognizes leading-edge buildings that incorporate design, construction and operational practices that combine healthy, high-quality and high-performance advantages with reduced environmental impacts.