Bay-Adelaide Centre West
Designed as a landmark signature tower, with a distinctive rooftop silhouette that leaves an architectural imprint on the skylineView Project »
A staircase that would make this retail outlet a destination and an exterior façade that would allow the store to stand out on a block of outstanding storefronts.
Feature Walters provided design and key elements, including (for staircases) plate-fabricated mirror-polished steel, elliptical wooden handrail with leather wrap, mirror-polished bolts to secure glass panels and steel stringers. The staircase was installed by Walters Field Services and the structural steel behind the façade was installed by Walters Inc.
The façade supports one of the largest sliding doors in the world
Rigid deadline had project completed just before 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
Used design-assist to resolve stair and vestibule construction in order to maintain accelerated schedule
The Toronto storefront and staircase were tied to an immovable deadline: the opening of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. We used design-assist to resolve the stair and vestibule construction, which was critical in maintaining the accelerated schedule. Had we been working with an external fabricator, the project almost certainly would not have been ready in time but because we had the skills in-house, we were able to fast-track the project to meet the deadline.