Project

Waterfront Innovation Centre

Waterfront Innovation Centre
The Waterfront Innovation Centre, a project being developed by Menkes Developments commissioned by Waterfront Toronto, anchors Toronto’s surging innovation cluster on the eastern waterfront, representing the next evolution in workplace design that helps reinvent how today’s workforce collaborates in the city’s burgeoning creative and technology sectors.

Located along Queens Quay in the East Bayfront Precinct of Toronto, the Centre will redefine what it means to be innovative by not only showcasing the most progressive building science, architectural and real estate practices, but it will also host inspiring and adaptive environments that will foster creativity with the essential balance between private contemplation, collaboration, quality social interaction, discovery, exchange and work-life balance.

The long-term success of the new neighbourhood will depend on finding the balance to maintain desire and viability. Commercial activity, as a result, is vital, and sustained innovation is the foundation for such activity. We believe that opportunities for innovation are born out of interactions and exchange—social, cultural, educational, commercial and industrial. For that, Toronto, and its waterfront, offer fitting grounds. Our vision for an architecture that fosters innovation stems from four critical considerations:

  • Experience
  • Facility Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Innovation

The building, in support of innovation, would ultimately house the Waterfront Innovation Centre, and will not only attract and retain the targeted, suitable tenants, but also raise the interest of the local and global community to the importance of innovation. Consequently, the design of the Waterfront Innovation Centre will provide a facility that supports the community, strengthens the public realm, and creates a prominent and activated gateway to Sugar Beach and the waterfront promenade.

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Client
Menkes Developments
Location
Toronto, Ontario
Area
400,000
 s.f.
Completed
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Located along Queens Quay in the East Bayfront Precinct of Toronto, the Centre will redefine what it means to be innovative by not only showcasing the most progressive building science, architectural and real estate practices, but it will also host inspiring and adaptive environments that will foster creativity with the essential balance between private contemplation, collaboration, quality social interaction, discovery, exchange and work-life balance.

The long-term success of the new neighbourhood will depend on finding the balance to maintain desire and viability. Commercial activity, as a result, is vital, and sustained innovation is the foundation for such activity. We believe that opportunities for innovation are born out of interactions and exchange—social, cultural, educational, commercial and industrial. For that, Toronto, and its waterfront, offer fitting grounds. Our vision for an architecture that fosters innovation stems from four critical considerations:

  • Experience
  • Facility Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Innovation

The building, in support of innovation, would ultimately house the Waterfront Innovation Centre, and will not only attract and retain the targeted, suitable tenants, but also raise the interest of the local and global community to the importance of innovation. Consequently, the design of the Waterfront Innovation Centre will provide a facility that supports the community, strengthens the public realm, and creates a prominent and activated gateway to Sugar Beach and the waterfront promenade.

Awards
N/A
Client
Menkes Developments
Credits
Location
Toronto, Ontario
Area
400,000
 s.f.
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Units
Related Markets
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