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Height: Architectural 110 m / 361 ft
Height: Occupied 105 m / 344 ft
Height: To Tip 110 m / 361 ft
Floors Above Ground 36
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 3
Tower GFA 31,367 m² / 337,632 ft²


Official Name Accolade
Other Names The Residences of Accolade
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Toronto
Street Address & Map 1250 Eglinton Avenue East
Postal Code M3C 1J3
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2009

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Tidel
Design Burka Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Sigmund Soudack & Associates Inc.
MEP Engineer
Design Stantec Ltd.
Main Contractor Deltera Inc.

About Accolade

Accolade tower is designed primarily to exploit the natural views around it. It announces its significant presence to its context in a benevolent manner. The intersection of Eglinton Avenue and the Don Valley Parkway not only provides good access to the site, it also provides wide open vistas, much of which are green valley lands. It is also tied into an existing community to the south and east, which includes a hotel immediately adjacent. The building is a point tower with a small floor plate and a ten-story articulated podium, all designed to emphasize the slenderness and verticality of the tower as it is intended to be the focal point of this street intersection. The building is a combination of glass and precast concrete designed so as to place emphasis on verticality and symmetry appropriate for its dominant location.

Notable sustainable measures implemented include: reduced site disturbance, potable water reduction of 57% in landscape irrigation, 37% water use reduction, and more than 75% construction waste diverted from landfills.

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