Project

Spectrum Square

Spectrum Square
Spectrum Square is a new development concept in Mississauga that combines the “office park” and the “food plaza”, mixing food and service amenities with hungry office employees on the same campus. It is a superior hybrid model of office developments that achieves a higher standard for sustainability, accessibility and livability in the suburban context.

Located south of Pearson International Airport and Hwy 401, the site is home to four LEED-targeting office buildings and an attractive restaurant campus designed as a pedestrian-only area with outdoor patios and a public landscaped square in the centre. By adding restaurants and pedestrian areas, the businesses lengthens the activity on site beyond regular office hours which benefits the site as well as the neighbouring clusters of offices in and around the Airport Corporate Centre office park. This mixed-use approach will allow employees in surrounding offices to remain on site, which:

  • Reduces carbon emissions by eliminating or vastly decreasing the requirement to leave at lunchtime or after work for food;
  • Significantly increases the viability of alternative modes of travel by office and restaurant inhabitants, including transit, car-sharing or cycling due to proximity of rapid transit;
  • Allows for the integration and reduction of overall parking provided on-site, as fewer trips are generated; and,
  • Reduces the traffic impact on surrounding roads by decreasing frequency and the total number of trips generated particularly midday, but also in modal options of arrival/departure.

Traffic circulation has been carefully designed to accommodate pedestrians as well as vehicles throughout the site. Travellers arriving at the BRT station on the south-west corner will find safe passage to the offices by way of clear wayfinding signage throughout the site. Spectrum Square is a superior hybrid model of office developments that achieve a higher standard for sustainability, accessibility and livability in the suburban context.

Credits
Awards
N/A
Client
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Location
Mississauga, Ontario
Area
1,130,000
 s.f.
Completed
2013
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Located south of Pearson International Airport and Hwy 401, the site is home to four LEED-targeting office buildings and an attractive restaurant campus designed as a pedestrian-only area with outdoor patios and a public landscaped square in the centre. By adding restaurants and pedestrian areas, the businesses lengthens the activity on site beyond regular office hours which benefits the site as well as the neighbouring clusters of offices in and around the Airport Corporate Centre office park. This mixed-use approach will allow employees in surrounding offices to remain on site, which:

  • Reduces carbon emissions by eliminating or vastly decreasing the requirement to leave at lunchtime or after work for food;
  • Significantly increases the viability of alternative modes of travel by office and restaurant inhabitants, including transit, car-sharing or cycling due to proximity of rapid transit;
  • Allows for the integration and reduction of overall parking provided on-site, as fewer trips are generated; and,
  • Reduces the traffic impact on surrounding roads by decreasing frequency and the total number of trips generated particularly midday, but also in modal options of arrival/departure.

Traffic circulation has been carefully designed to accommodate pedestrians as well as vehicles throughout the site. Travellers arriving at the BRT station on the south-west corner will find safe passage to the offices by way of clear wayfinding signage throughout the site. Spectrum Square is a superior hybrid model of office developments that achieve a higher standard for sustainability, accessibility and livability in the suburban context.

Awards
N/A
Client
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Credits
Location
Mississauga, Ontario
Area
1,130,000
 s.f.
Storeys
Units
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