2 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

The owner, Cadillac Fairview, requires an extensive restoration and expansion of 2 Queen Street West, a heritage building prominently situated on the northwest corner of Yonge and Queen Street in downtown Toronto. The project, designed to improve the quality and utility of the property while preserving its unique architectural features, will restore the original 1885 façade and add three more storeys to the building including a top floor designed to accommodate a first-class restaurant with an exterior terrace. Overall, the redevelopment comprises 23,150 square feet of office space and 22,011 square feet of retail and storage space.

Cadillac Fairview
Ziedler, ERA, Wilkinson Eyre
Structural engineer
Construction manager
Facts & Figures
  • Approximately 800 tons
  • Future building will be seven storeys (3 floors of Retail, 4 floors of Office, and 1 Restaurant). Top floor will extend above the Eaton Centre parking garage
  • Existing façade is 125+ years old and will be restored to a ‘like new’ condition
Our Role

Walters is responsible for supply, detail, connection design, fabrication and erection of temporary and permanent Structural Steel and Metal Deck.

Overcoming Challenges

As the existing 125+ year old façade is in poor condition, anchoring steel will be difficult. Located on a very busy intersection in Toronto, deliveries are made from Yonge St. during the late morning/early afternoon time-frame to minimize disruption to downtown traffic.

Space is limited as well. Lay down areas and site erection of the trusses will occur at the Eaton Center parking garage level, which is located at the top floor.

Toronto, ON
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