BCE Place, Toronto, CANADA
Project Owner/Client : Brookfield Properties
Architects : Bregman and Hamann Architects
Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place) is one of North America’s truly great people places. This landmark is located in the heart of the financial district, and is home to the world’s most prestigious financial, commercial and legal firms, as well as the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Bounded by Bay, Wellington, Yonge and Front Streets, the 5 1/2 acre, 2.6 million square foot complex combines two architecturally stunning office towers with Toronto’s oldest intact streetscape, including the award-winning Allen Lambert Galleria – a six storey pedestrian thoroughfare resplendent in light and glass.
A wonderful combination of old and new architecture, Toronto’s BCE Place is a mixture of shops, services, restaurants, and office space, BCE Place is a massive complex that consists of two contemporary office towers and 12 unique older properties that survived the Great Fire of 1904, which destroyed much of downtown Toronto. The property includes about 2.6 million square feet of office and retail space.
The complex’s two towers – The Bay Wellington Tower and the TD Canada Trust Tower – were built in 1990 and 1991, respectively. The first was designed by Bregman and Hamann Architects. Bregman and Hamann also had a hand in building the second tower, along with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.