Mirvish+Gehry

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Mirvish+Gehry
Mirvish+Gehry is located in Toronto
Mirvish+Gehry
Location within Toronto
General information
StatusPre-construction
Location260 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5V 1J2
Coordinates43°38′49″N 79°23′22″W / 43.64694°N 79.38938°W / 43.64694; -79.38938
Height1,000 feet (300 m), 902 feet (275 m)
Technical details
Floor count92, 82
Design and construction
ArchitectFrank Gehry
DeveloperGreat Gulf
Website
www.mirvishgehrycondo.ca

Mirvish+Gehry is a planned two-tower mixed-use building complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The towers were designed by Frank Gehry in partnership with David Mirvish. The project is located on King Street West at Duncan Street in Toronto's Entertainment District.

Consisting of two towers, 92 and 82 floors respectively, when completed it will be among the tallest skyscrapers in Toronto and the tallest skyscrapers in Canada (ahead of First Canadian Place).[1] The smaller of two towers will be taller than Toronto's next highest condo, Aura, by 1 metre.[2]

The two towers will lie on either side of Duncan street (a.k.a. Ed Mirvish Way). Together, they are set to have 1,950 units. Beneath the condos, the plan includes a public art gallery devoted to Mirvish's collection of abstract expressionist art and a new campus for the OCAD University.[3] The design of the buildings has been compared to New York's IAC Building.[4] Toronto-born Frank Gehry was also the main architect behind Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario building.

The original plan, released in 2012, was for three towers and included demolition of the Mirvish-owned Princess of Wales Theatre and some early 1900s-era heritage buildings. Although the architecture was praised, the project was criticized for the demolition of the theatre and heritage buildings and the overall scale of the project. After consultation with the City of Toronto, the project plan was changed to two towers, will spare the theatre, and preserve elements of the heritage buildings.[5] The new complex plan was approved for construction in 2014. In October 2017, Mirvish sold the project to Great Gulf Corporation, builders of the One Bloor tower in Toronto, which will develop it.[6]

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  1. ^ "Mirvish and Gehry towers given the green light".
  2. ^ "The 10 tallest buildings coming to Toronto".
  3. ^ Wall, Don (September 20, 2017). "Revisions continue as Mirvish + Gehry project moves ahead". Daily Commercial News.
  4. ^ "Mirvish-Gehry vision for King Street is scaled down, but there's nothing timid about it".
  5. ^ "5 daring (or ridiculous) condos that Toronto never built".
  6. ^ "Great Gulf to Acquire Mirvish Gehry Landmark Project in Toronto" (Press release). October 2, 2017.