The One – Toronto ON

Foster + Partners has officially begun construction on ‘the one’, a mixed-use skyscraper in toronto that is set to become Canada’s tallest building. the development, which will be the country’s second tallest man-made structure after the CN tower, will climb to a total height of 306 meters, or 1,004 feet. Situated at the border of downtown and the city’s Yorkville neighborhood, the 85-storey structure seeks to stand as a new landmark on the city’s constantly evolving skyline. ‘The one is the final piece of the jigsaw in the tower cluster at the Yonge and Bloor node — one of the most prominent intersections in the city,’ says Giles Robinson, senior partner at Foster + Partners.

Backed by Mizrahi Developments, ‘The One’ differentiates between the commercial units at its lower levels and the residential apartments above. ‘the structural frame is clearly expressed on the façade creating a distinctive series of vertical, horizontal and diagonal framing elements that are clad in a champagne bronze color,’ explains foster + partners. ‘the building is further articulated with the introduction of horizontal bands at regular intervals where mechanical floors are located.’

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