Festival Tower

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Official Name Festival Tower
Other Names TIFF Bell Lightbox & Festival Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Toronto
Street Address & Map 330 King Street West
Postal Code M5V 3X5
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2003
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2011
Official Website Festival Tower
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National Ranking #96 Tallest in Canada
City Ranking #57 Tallest in Toronto

Companies Involved

Owner Toronto Film Festival Group
Developer King + John Festival Corporation; The Daniels Pavilions Corporation
Design Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
Architect of Record Kirkor Architects & Planners
Structural Engineer
Design Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
MEP Engineer
Design SNC Lavalin
Project Manager Nexus PM
Main Contractor PCL Constructions Eastern
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Aercoustics Engineering
• Artist James Carl
• Cost Helyar & Associates
• Interiors Mike Niven Interior Design
• Landscape NAK Design Strategies
• Life Safety Leber / Rubes Inc.
• Lighting Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
• Wind RWDI

About Festival Tower

Located in the heart of Toronto’s media and entertainment district, the building occupies a full, previously under-utilized urban block combining a five-story podium building (called the TIFF Bell Lightbox) with a 42-story tower. The base and tower formally relate in the geometry and proportion of the volumes, and common materials. The scale of the project reflects the significance of the annual Toronto International Film Festival and its economic impact of $170 million on the city. The hybrid program of residential tower, restaurants, film center and retail spaces is designed to create a vibrant, community-focused environment inside and out.

The building design maximizes day lighting within the office loft spaces on the fourth and fifth floors, as well as introduces day lighting to a central atrium and the lobby spaces. The building envelope employs a high performance unitized curtain wall system and uses fritted glass balcony guards that provide solar shading for most of the elevations. The occupiable podium roof, with a grand stair, creates an outdoor terrace for events as well as public open space.

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