1 Dartnell Avenue, Toronto, ON
12,500 sq. ft.
Jonathan Kearns, Peter Ng, Keith Button, Mae Shaban
Casa Loma campus map
The highly complex addition bridges two existing buildings designed with entirely different structural systems and floor levels. Extensive testing and soils investigation had to be completed in order to design a suitable foundation system which would not interfere with the existing foundation adjacent to the project site. The completed building is now home to George Brown College’s business accelerator and entrepreneurship centre (BAEC), also serving as a focal point of activity and movement on Casa Loma campus.
This project is part of a larger transformation happening at the Casa Loma campus, where facilities are being redeveloped to create centres of Innovation and Incubation. The BAEC link building has played a key role in this transformation, helping realize a new more innovative George Brown College.
In 2011, George Brown College retained Kearns Mancini to transform the 3rd, 5th and 6th floors of the former Toronto Sun Building into the Centre of Arts & Design and the School of English as a Second Language for International Immigration.
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