Flying over the Mirvish Village mixed-use development at Bathurst and Bloor streets where Honest Ed’s department store once stood in Toronto shows work is taking shape.
Westbank Corp. is the owner/developer and EllisDon is the construction manager. The project includes six towers ranging from eight to 26 storeys with a total of 916 rental units with 366 of them designated as below market rate and deeply affordable units. The project will also have four levels of underground parking, 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. The architect for the project is 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).