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Maple Leaf Square
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General information
Location 15 York St Toronto, Ontario Canada
Status Under construction
Estimated completion 2010
Roof 186.0m (610.2f)
Technical details
Floor count 54 (topped out)
Companies involved
Architect(s) Page & Steele Architects
Contractor PCL Construction[1]

Maple Leaf Square is a two-tower condominium, hotel, office and retail complex currently under construction to the west of the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto. It is jointly developed by Cadillac Fairview, Lanterra and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), the parent company of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, the NBA's Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC (of Major League Soccer), the AHL's Toronto Marlies, Leafs TV and Raptors NBA TV.

Plans for the $500 million development were unveiled in 2005, with an expected completion in 2009. However, as of June 2008, the completion estimate was spring 2010.[2] The finished complex will have 1,800,000 square feet (167,000 m2) of usable space covering 2.1 acres (8,500 m2) on one city block.[2]

According to MLSE (though others sources cite slightly different figures), the two glass and precast concrete towers will be 65 stories, containing 872 residential units, a 169-room Hotel LeGermain Boutique Hotel, 230,000 square feet (21,000 m2) of office space, 110,000 square feet (10,000 m2) of retail space, a 7,000-square-foot (650 m2) daycare centre, a High-Definition theatre that will broadcast Leafs TV and Raptors NBA TV 24-hours a day, and four levels of underground parking with nearly 900 spaces. The retail complex will include a Longo's grocery, a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) sports bar, a sports retail store, and a fine dining restaurant.[2] For residents, there will be a rooftop garden and swimming pool.

The building will be surrounded by an outdoor plaza with a capacity of 5,000 people, which is expected to host pre-game gatherings and other sports-related events.[3] In conjunction with the project, the Air Canada Centre itself is undergoing some renovations itself, expected to be complete before the hockey season begins in September 2009.[3] The renovations include 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) atrium addition to the west side of the arena which will abut the plaza. The outside wall of the atrium will feature a 50 by 80-foot (24 m) video screen overlooking the plaza which was inspired by similar plazas at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, and Victory Park in Dallas.[3]

Sustainable Design

The development is aiming to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver status for the project's environmental sustainability. The LEED rating system recognizes leading-edge buildings that incorporate design, construction and operational practices that combine healthy, high-quality and high-performance advantages with reduced environmental impacts.[4]


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Coordinates: 43°38′34″N 79°22′50″W / 43.642648°N 79.380598°W / 43.642648; -79.380598



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