Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences

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Height: Architectural 209.5 m / 687 ft
Height: Occupied 184.3 m / 605 ft
Height: To Tip 209.5 m / 687 ft
Floors Above Ground 54
Floors Below Ground 6
# of Elevators 19
Top Elevator Speed 3.5 m/s
Tower GFA 114,075 m² / 1,227,893 ft²
# of Apartments 159
# of Hotel Rooms 267
# of Parking Spaces 335


Official Name Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences
Other Names The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Toronto
Street Address & Map 175 Wellington Street West
Postal Code M5V 0A1
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2011
Official Website Ritz Carlton Toronto
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Regional Ranking #213 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #23 Tallest in Canada
City Ranking #16 Tallest in Toronto

Companies Involved

Owner Simcoe Wellington Residences Inc.
Developer Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd; Graywood Developments
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Halcrow Yolles
MEP Engineer
Design The Mitchell Partnership, Inc.
Project Manager Matthews Southwest
Main Contractor EllisDon Construction Services Inc.
Other Consultant
• Interiors Hirsch Bedner Associates; BAMO
• Marketing Baker Real Estate Incorporated
• Property Management The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE

About Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences

The angled form of the tower gestures toward the primary views of Lake Ontario. At the same time, the floor plates steadily increase as the tower rises, adding area at the desirable upper levels. The tower’s form culminates in a soaring chiseled profile, which distinguishes this building on the city’s skyline. The podium relates to the base of the adjacent WSIB tower, as well as that of the CBC building, and helps to mediate between the pedestrian scale and the larger urban scale of the tower forms.

The building utilizes a high-performance curtain wall with double low-E insulating glass, thermal breaks, pressure equalization, and extra fire-rated thermal insulation. The tower features integrated exhaust and intake grilles in the spandrel area for fresh air on a floor-by-floor basis. Large vision glass areas provide natural day lighting into the living spaces. Enwave Energy Corporation provides cold water from the lake which eliminates the need for cooling towers and the energy to run them and associated pumps.

CTBUH Initiatives

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report

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