Excavation continues for the Mirvish Village mixed-use development at Bathurst and Bloor streets where Honest Ed’s department store once stood in Toronto.
The owner/developer is Westbank Corp. and the construction manager is EllisDon. The project includes six towers ranging from eight to 26 storeys with over 800 rental units and four levels of underground parking. There will also be public green space, a daycare facility and retail spaces. Some of the heritage buildings, or their facades, will be preserved and incorporated into the design. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification with completion scheduled for 2022. Architects for the project are Henriquez Partners Architects and the heritage architect is ERA Architects Inc. Consultants are: Reshape Strategies (sustainability); Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers (structural); Cole Engineering Group Ltd. (civil); HH Angus & Associates Ltd./Reinbold Engineering Group (mechanical); Nemetz & Associates Ltd. (electrical); 3 Point Environmental (LEED); and Janet Rosenberg & Studio (landscape). Subtrades include GFL Environmental (demolition/excavation), Anchor Shoring & Caissons Ltd and Res Precast Inc. (concrete).