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Core Architects relocating to Daniels Waterfront


September 20, 2017
by Canadian Architect

CORE Architects have announced that they’ll be relocating their offices to Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts. The 85-person architect firm will be taking 20,000 sq.ft., respectively.

Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts forms the gateway to Toronto’s East Bayfront community. The uniquely integrated, mixed-use space – with 1.32 million sq.ft. of office, retail, academic, residential, and public amenity areas – is located at Lower Jarvis and Queens Quay East, overlooking Lake Ontario. There are two residential towers and two office condominium towers, joined by the Yard, an outdoor courtyard with shopping and dining, and Sugar Beach North, directly across from Canada’s Sugar Beach.

CORE Architects are responsible for the design of more than 150 condominium projects, 60 of which are in downtown Toronto. They have also completed urban master-planning for more than 200 million square feet of residential development and 1,500+ retail outlets, internationally. “Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts is tailor-made for Core Architects in its feel, overall design and spirit,” said Babak Eslahjou, CORE’s Principal.

Daniels Waterfront has attracted a roster of businesses and organizations to 130 QQE, including: academic institutions: Colleges of Ontario, George Brown College, OCAD University; creative not-for-profits: Artscape, Manifesto, the Remix Project; as well as retailers, law firms, tech companies, financial institutions, and retailers.

In addition to the remaining 30,000 sq.ft. of office space on the 12th and 13th floors at 130 QQE, there is also up to 55,000 square feet of freehold office space at 9 Lower Jarvis Street, located on the podium level at one of the residential towers. This podium level’s open concept space comes with a dedicated lobby entrance off of the Yard, a 650 square foot terrace, 20’ ceiling heights, and exclusive bike storage and showers. Occupancies start in 2019.

130 QQE office condominium business owners and employees will have shared access to bookable boardrooms, communal lounge and kitchenette, as well as a 4,000 square foot, south-facing patio with lake views and Wi-Fi. Occupancies start in the fall of 2018.

130 QQE at Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts is Toronto’s first office condominium on the waterfront, connected to the Water’s Edge Promenade, Toronto’s downtown core, the evolving East Bayfront neighbourhood, Sherbourne Common, St. Lawrence Market, and the Entertainment, Financial and Distillery Districts. Dedicated bike lanes, TTC, Union Station, Billy Bishop Airport, the Gardiner Expressway and DVP are also all easily accessible.