Galleria Mall Redevelopment

Toronto, ON

Project Facts

  • Client

    FREED Development, ELAD Canada

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    In Progress

  • Size

    3.3 Million Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

Freed Development and ELAD Canada are working with Hariri Pontarini Architects on the redevelopment of the Galleria Mall property at the intersection of Dufferin and Dupont Streets – an emerging neighbourhood in Toronto’s west end with increasingly diverse socio-economic groups and land-uses. The new development seeks to create a complete community; establishing a finer grain, revitalized streetscape and pedestrian network, redesigning the existing park to reflect the needs of the community, and improving transit and multi-modal transportation options. The architecture will embrace innovation in design, and promote environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability.

Project Facts

  • Client

    FREED Development, ELAD Canada

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    In Progress

  • Size

    3.3 Million Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

Recent Press

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Five key structuring concepts define a series of moves that comprehensively organize the Galleria site. The key moves include: establishing a new diagonal street to connect key desire lines, dedicating the lands south of the new diagonal street for public uses, introducing a fine-grained pattern of streets and blocks, and creating a central gathering space at the heart of the re-imagined Galleria site while providing a diverse mix of uses to the site.

Five key structuring concepts define a series of moves that comprehensively organize the Galleria site. The key moves include: establishing a new diagonal street to connect key desire lines, dedicating the lands south of the new diagonal street for public uses, introducing a fine-grained pattern of streets and blocks, and creating a central gathering space at the heart of the re-imagined Galleria site while providing a diverse mix of uses to the site.

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Site Plan

Site Plan

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Physical Model Study

The mixed use buildings are defined by distinct building typologies. When combined, the built forms individually and distinctively contribute toward a unique aesthetic that carefully considers the local streetscape and relationship with adjacent building.

The mixed use buildings are defined by distinct building typologies. When combined, the built forms individually and distinctively contribute toward a unique aesthetic that carefully considers the local streetscape and relationship with adjacent building.

Physical Model Study

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Streetscapes are designed with generous sidewalks, landscape treatments, and active retail frontages to enhance the pedestrian experience throughout the development. The distinct street pattern connects desire lines and integrates pedestrian and cyclist movement in a safe, welcoming environment.

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Streetscapes are designed with generous sidewalks, landscape treatments, and active retail frontages to enhance the pedestrian experience throughout the development. The distinct street pattern connects desire lines and integrates pedestrian and cyclist movement in a safe, welcoming environment.

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A truly pedestrian-oriented development, the Galleria Mall master plan will introduce a well- connected district while responding to the needs of the community with innovative design and strategic planning.

A truly pedestrian-oriented development, the Galleria Mall master plan will introduce a well- connected district while responding to the needs of the community with innovative design and strategic planning.