Shangri-La

Toronto, ON

Project Facts

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2013

  • Size

    890,014 Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

  • Client

    WestBank Corp.

The Shangri-La Toronto is a landmark building located on University Avenue, Toronto’s ceremonial grand boulevard. The 65 storey mixed-use development is comprised of 202 hotel rooms on the first seventeen floors, and 393 luxury residences, including private estates, above. With the goal of contributing to, and enlivening the public realm, HPA facilitated the commission of a significant public work of art at its entrance – the sculpture ‘Rising’ by Zhang Huan. Its fluid form animates the street experience and invites pedestrians into the building.

Project Facts

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2013

  • Size

    890,014 Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

  • Client

    WestBank Corp.

Select Awards

  • 2013 – City of Toronto Toronto Urban Design Awards, Award of Excellence – Elements

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The sleek, elegant design belies its technical proficiency, such as the use of post-tensioning to facilitate greater spans in the interior spaces.

The sleek, elegant design belies its technical proficiency, such as the use of post-tensioning to facilitate greater spans in the interior spaces.

The first project in Toronto with eight levels of underground parking, it also has the fastest elevators in North America, and has set the current Ontario Building Code standard for tall building sprinkler systems.

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The first project in Toronto with eight levels of underground parking, it also has the fastest elevators in North America, and has set the current Ontario Building Code standard for tall building sprinkler systems.

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Hariri Pontarini design inc. custom designed the luxury penthouses and world-class spa of the renowned five-star Shangri-La Hotel. 

Hariri Pontarini design inc. custom designed the luxury penthouses and world-class spa of the renowned five-star Shangri-La Hotel. 

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The four, two level penthouses are the ultimate definition of luxury living. 

The four, two level penthouses are the ultimate definition of luxury living. 

Large windows throughout the penthouse spaces offer unobstructed panoramic views of the downtown core below. 

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Large windows throughout the penthouse spaces offer unobstructed panoramic views of the downtown core below. 

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With carefully curated, rich materials and custom furnishings, the Shangri-La penthouses create a perfect luxury that evokes the comforting feelings of home.

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With carefully curated, rich materials and custom furnishings, the Shangri-La penthouses create a perfect luxury that evokes the comforting feelings of home.

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Public amenities include a lively main hotel lounge, heated indoor pool, two fine dining restaurants, concierge services, fitness centre, and a steam room. The residents enjoy a separate lobby, spa, luxurious banquet rooms, and valet services for estate residents.

Public amenities include a lively main hotel lounge, heated indoor pool, two fine dining restaurants, concierge services, fitness centre, and a steam room. The residents enjoy a separate lobby, spa, luxurious banquet rooms, and valet services for estate residents.

The fully accessible development features green roofs to minimize the heat-island effect and incorporates the reconstructed Bishops’ Block, built circa 1829 and a designated heritage property, into its design.

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The fully accessible development features green roofs to minimize the heat-island effect and incorporates the reconstructed Bishops’ Block, built circa 1829 and a designated heritage property, into its design.

Select Awards

  • 2013 – City of Toronto Toronto Urban Design Awards, Award of Excellence – Elements