Toronto is getting another stunning building made of wood
Timber buildings are becoming increasingly popular across Toronto, with new projects popping out of the woodwork (pun intended) in the past year.
Now, yet another office building made with timber has been proposed near Lansdowne subway station.
77 WADE is a hybrid building made from a mix of concrete, steel, and nail-laminated timber (NLT), which will be fabricated by Quebec plant Structure Fusion.
It will be the first project to use NLT (as opposed to cross-laminated timber, which are glued together), with exposed ceilings and columns made from lumber stacked and fastened together with nails.
Spanning around 145,000 square feet, the mixed-use office will take over an empty plot of land, and is mostly intended for tenants that work in software development.
Aside from a new outdoor plaza, there will also be a "collaboration space" at street level, and close to 2,400 square feet of retail space.
Aiming for a LEED Gold Certification, the building will feature a wood canopy that covers the roof.
Tenants will have access to 34 parking spots including two electric vehicle charging spaces, and a shed for 120 bikes that features a big green wall.
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