0
Project

TELUS Hosting + Innovation Centre

TELUS Hosting + Innovation Centre

TELUS wanted to maximize the potential value of consolidating more than 2,000 employees in an all-new building. They found an opportunity for a real and strong alignment between their motto “the future is friendly”™ and Sweeny&Co’s design philosophy. Together we identified 25 York as the most desirable site.

Working with the owner/developer Menkes and their architect Adamson Associates, every aspect of the architecture was reexamined, redesigned and represented. Everything from the parking lot to the new green roof was transformed into a clear victory for the developer and tenant alike. At the ground floor, Sweeny&Co created a fully contiguous 30’-0” clear height; no longer residual retail space but a massive opportunity for TELUS to engage the public, leaving no doubt that 25 York is the TELUS Tower. Retail grew into a significant communications opportunity. The TELUS Hosting and Innovation Centres became integral, informing the public spaces and architecture.

The net result? The landlord leased the whole ground floor and TELUS created a world-class centre.

AWARDS
2019  BOMA TOBY AWARD- URBAN OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE  TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2016  BOMA EARTH AWARDS - OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK  
2015  BOMA EARTH AWARDS - OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2013  BOMA TOBY AWARD- URBAN OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2012  IES ILLUMINATION AWARD:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2012  BOMA EARTH AWARDS - OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2012  PLATINUM BOMA BEST:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2011  TORONTO URBAN DESIGN AWARD:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2011  ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS AWARD - DESIGN EXCELLENCE:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2010  DESIGN EXCHANGE AWARD:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2010  CHICAGO ATHENEUM AWARD - GREEN GOOD DESIGN:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2010  NAIOP REX AWARDS - OFFICE DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2007  NAIOP REX AWARDS - OFFICE LEASE OF THE YEAR:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK

Credits
Client
TELUS Communications
Location
Toronto, Ontario
Area
2,500
 s.f.
Completed
2010
Related Markets
Related Services
Related Pursuits
Client
TELUS Communications
Credits
Location
25 York Street
Toronto, Ontario
Area
2,500
 s.f.
Storeys
Units
Related Markets
Related Services

TELUS wanted to maximize the potential value of consolidating more than 2,000 employees in an all-new building. They found an opportunity for a real and strong alignment between their motto “the future is friendly”™ and Sweeny&Co’s design philosophy. Together we identified 25 York as the most desirable site.

Working with the owner/developer Menkes and their architect Adamson Associates, every aspect of the architecture was reexamined, redesigned and represented. Everything from the parking lot to the new green roof was transformed into a clear victory for the developer and tenant alike. At the ground floor, Sweeny&Co created a fully contiguous 30’-0” clear height; no longer residual retail space but a massive opportunity for TELUS to engage the public, leaving no doubt that 25 York is the TELUS Tower. Retail grew into a significant communications opportunity. The TELUS Hosting and Innovation Centres became integral, informing the public spaces and architecture.

The net result? The landlord leased the whole ground floor and TELUS created a world-class centre.

AWARDS
2019  BOMA TOBY AWARD- URBAN OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE  TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2016  BOMA EARTH AWARDS - OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK  
2015  BOMA EARTH AWARDS - OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2013  BOMA TOBY AWARD- URBAN OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2012  IES ILLUMINATION AWARD:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2012  BOMA EARTH AWARDS - OFFICE BUILDING:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2012  PLATINUM BOMA BEST:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2011  TORONTO URBAN DESIGN AWARD:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2011  ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS AWARD - DESIGN EXCELLENCE:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2010  DESIGN EXCHANGE AWARD:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2010  CHICAGO ATHENEUM AWARD - GREEN GOOD DESIGN:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2010  NAIOP REX AWARDS - OFFICE DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK    
2007  NAIOP REX AWARDS - OFFICE LEASE OF THE YEAR:  TELUS HOUSE TORONTO AT 25 YORK