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Figures

Height: Architectural 109.5 m / 359 ft
Height: To Tip 109.5 m / 359 ft
Floors Above Ground 35
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 4
Tower GFA 26,906 m² / 289,614 ft²

Facts

Official Name eq1 at Equinox
Name of Complex Equinox
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Toronto
Street Address & Map 70 Town Centre Court, Scarborough
Postal Code M1P 0B2
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2009
Official Website Emerald City

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Monarch Corporation; The Goldman Group
Architect
Design Graziani + Corazza Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Genivar Inc.
MEP Engineer
Design United Engineering Inc.
Main Contractor Monarch Corporation; The Goldman Group

About eq1 at Equinox

Using the horizontal nature of the podium to anchor the verticality of the tower, this relationship is further emphasized through the use of horizontal precast elements together with vertical expanses of glazing. The podium houses a mix of residential and amenity spaces while also integrating a two-story pedestrian arcade which serves ground floor-related retail. The podium also acts as a backdrop to the public park expansion across the site and frames the pedestrian realm of the square. Finally, the arcade also serves as a covered pedestrian thoroughfare which connects the Town Centre Court and the Scarborough Civic Centre while providing the catalyst for spill out spaces and uses onto the public square.

Vehicles are stored below grade so as to maximize the grade-related green spaces and pedestrian uses. Together with the public square addition, further exterior amenity space is provided at the southwest corner of the site. It is here where residents can enjoy a more private and quiet outdoor oasis as opposed to the vibrant and active public square.

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