81 Bay Tower, Podium & Overbuild
Toronto, ON

81 Bay Tower, Podium & Overbuild

Formerly known as Bay Park Centre, CIBC Square will feature two buildings and a one-acre elevated park above the Union Station rail corridor. The first of the project’s two buildings, 81 Bay Street, features 54 floors and 1.5 million square feet of state-of-the-art offices and collaborative spaces, with expansive views of Lake Ontario and Toronto’s skyline. This buildingis engineered to LEED Platinum specifications, and is Walters fourth LEED certified office tower.

Client
Ellis Don / Hines
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Ellis Don
Architect
Adamson Associates
Structural engineer
RJC (Read Jones Christoffersen)
Construction manager
Ellis Don
Facts & Figures
  • The development integrates a 54 storey, 145,000 m2 office tower with an elevated public park above the Union Station rail corridor
  • A PATH bridge connects the complex at 81 Bay St. to the Scotiabank Arena
  • Approximately 15,000T of steel
Our Role

Walters supplied engineering, detailing, fabrication and erection of the structural steel and decking on this project. The project scope included the main tower, podium, overbuild and bridge to the Scotiabank Arena.

Overcoming Challenges

Construction took place in a highly congested area in downtown Toronto, and necessitated careful coordination with our site team and other subcontractors on site. This was especially important as existing traffic flowing around the building site continued throughout the course of the erection.