The Well

Toronto, ON

Project Facts

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Under Construction

  • Size

    3 Million Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

  • Client

    Allied Property REIT, Riocan, DiamondCorp

The Well—as in “living, working, and playing well”—aims to shape a synergistic space where residents, workers, and neighbours enrich the urban experience for one another. Bordered by Spadina Avenue, Front, Draper, and Wellington Streets, the project injects a dynamic mix of uses into a key city-centre site. The truly mixed-use development, composed of equal parts commercial and residential space, is the missing piece that will complete the larger neighbourhood. Close to half a million square feet of retail and over a million square feet of commercial office space will be added to this underserviced area, bringing much needed retail amenity to the neighbourhood. More than a million and a half square feet of residential units will also be added, including both rental and market condominiums. The completed site will have a total of seven buildings and will preserve the character of the neighbourhood including the historic cottages of Draper Street. A new 36-storey office building at the intersection of Front and Spadina, also designed by HPA, will mark the gateway into the new neighbourhood.

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A significant linear promenade park will be created along Wellington Street connecting to Victoria Memorial Park to the west and Clarence Square to the east.

A significant linear promenade park will be created along Wellington Street connecting to Victoria Memorial Park to the west and Clarence Square to the east.

The master plan is located along a gateway to the city with the Spadina exit ramp from the Gardiner Expressway leading into the core along the eastern edge of the site. Re-invigorating a significant site in downtown Toronto, The Well will contribute to the pedestrian-oriented, urban revitalization of the city.

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The master plan is located along a gateway to the city with the Spadina exit ramp from the Gardiner Expressway leading into the core along the eastern edge of the site. Re-invigorating a significant site in downtown Toronto, The Well will contribute to the pedestrian-oriented, urban revitalization of the city.

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Green energy will be used throughout the development. The project will take advantage of innovative technologies developed by Enwave such as the deep lake-water cooling system that uses cold water from Lake Ontario as a renewable cooling source. A large reservoir under the development will hold the lake water that will be pumped through the towers in the development and surrounding buildings.

Green energy will be used throughout the development. The project will take advantage of innovative technologies developed by Enwave such as the deep lake-water cooling system that uses cold water from Lake Ontario as a renewable cooling source. A large reservoir under the development will hold the lake water that will be pumped through the towers in the development and surrounding buildings.

410 Front, a landmark commercial building also design by HPA, is envisioned for the north-west corner at Front Street and Spadina Avenue to anchor the master plan and create a gateway to the city. The entire master plan will be delivered in three phases, the first being 410 Front.

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410 Front, a landmark commercial building also design by HPA, is envisioned for the north-west corner at Front Street and Spadina Avenue to anchor the master plan and create a gateway to the city. The entire master plan will be delivered in three phases, the first being 410 Front.

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A proposed undulating glass canopy will allow access to the street year-round. Creating a vibrant, mixed-use community within, The Well will become a gathering place that reflects the nature of the city and connects to the surrounding neighborhood in a seamless, dynamic extension of this urban hub.

A proposed undulating glass canopy will allow access to the street year-round. Creating a vibrant, mixed-use community within, The Well will become a gathering place that reflects the nature of the city and connects to the surrounding neighborhood in a seamless, dynamic extension of this urban hub.

The Well is a highly anticipated addition to the neighborhood, integrating the live-work-play approach to a greater extent than any other project currently proposed in Toronto.

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The Well is a highly anticipated addition to the neighborhood, integrating the live-work-play approach to a greater extent than any other project currently proposed in Toronto.

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