Through a partnership between Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines, architects WilkinsonEyre and Adamson Associates designed 2 world-class towers totalling 3 million square feet that house an art program and an elevated park that is open to the public. CIBC SQUARE is designed to bring people together and offer exceptional, forward-thinking features and amenities. It is a groundbreaking accomplishment that connects the Financial Core to the South Core and Waterfront. The Park, which spans over the rail corridor, is the first of its kind in Canada.
CIBC SQUARE is redefining Toronto by creating much more than physical spaces. We believe that we have the responsibility to create an experience uniquely centered around humans to work, engage, and explore. CIBC SQUARE integrates wellness features for every sense—the air you breathe, the sounds you hear, the food and water we offer, the spaces you interact with, and the environment that surrounds you.
The first of its kind in Toronto (and beyond), CIBC SQUARE is a place where a holistic approach to personal well-being and green principles come together to meet and enhance your lifestyle.
State-of-the art ventilation systems utilizing MERV-14 filters provide you with clean and high-quality indoor air by industry standards while incorporating opportunities for future improvements, like accommodating additional carbon filters.
Our spaces emit low ambient noise from mechanical systems that meet the highest requirements for interior, unoccupied areas, preserving long-term hearing benefits for you.
CIBC SQUARE supports neighborhood connectivity through walkability, direct access to Union Station (adjacent to GO Transit, TTC, and VIA Rail Canada), and over 500 secure bicycle parking spots, with 28 dedicated showers. A first-class fitness facility with extensive programming, 20 showers, changing rooms, and locker access is also available to community members.
Our floor plates have been specifically designed to give you access to maximal daylight and views of the outdoors while reducing energy consumption via the buildings’ high-performance glazing. Additionally, lighting designs that enable natural light offer an environment that can enhance your visual, mental, and physical health, and even elevate your mood and productivity.
Our buildings utilize high-efficiency water filters, regular monitoring, rainwater collection, and treatment that not only reduce water consumption by over 40% but eliminate harmful and unwanted pollutants for our community members.
CIBC SQUARE is designed to deliver a healthier, greener, and more enjoyable environment to maximize the human experience and promote well-being.
Sustainability is more than being green—it’s about people. CIBC SQUARE is the new international standard of community. We are Toronto, redefined.
This month, the NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter’s Real Estate Excellence (REX) Awards returned for its 20th year, doling out some of the industry’s most prestigious distinctions.
A number of Toronto developments took home top prizes, including the new two-tower downtown landmark CIBC SQUARE, which was named as the Office Development of the Year as well as the overall Development of the Year.
Toronto’s downtown core lacks the sprawling wilderness that Canada is known for. But for CIBC SQUARE by Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines – of which a 49-storey, 1,500,000-sq.-ft. office tower is set to open, the first phase of a three million square foot downtown Toronto campus — the architectural team of WilkinsonEyre and Adamson Associates commissioned painter Steve Driscoll to bring a hint of the Northern Boreal forest into a tower of concrete, steel and glass.
The CIBC SQUARE office complex by Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge continues to make progress in Downtown Toronto's financial district.
The south tower, which recently began to welcome tenants, stands 49 storeys above the corner of Bay and Lake Shore, while the north tower, for which land is currently being excavated, will stand 50 storeys above Bay Street, just south of Front Street.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce led a syndicate of lenders providing a $780-million (US$642 million) green loan that will finance the second phase of construction of the CIBC SQUARE office complex in Toronto.
CIBC SQUARE, which is one of the first major office developments in downtown Toronto poised to open amid the pandemic, is prepared to safely welcome back tenants once restrictions lift and tenants are ready to return to the office.
To grace the office tower lobbies, the project team commissioned esteemed Toronto-based painter Steve Driscoll to bring Canada's northern boreal forest into this tower of steel and glass in an unprecedented way.
The public-facing art project is part of the recently-opened Bay Street Bridge, and it was created by Montreal-born artist Nicolas Baier.
The bridge's large-scale contemporary art project is called the Mycelium, and its design consists of an LED etched glass wall on one side that is publicly visible through glass windows on the other.
One of the newest additions to the Toronto bridge scene — a pedestrian bridge along Bay Street — just got an electrifying new public art piece.
Connecting the Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal to the new CIBC SQUARE building, the recently opened bridge features a striking, light-up art piece in its walls that can be viewed from those inside the bridge and by those passing down below.
Another month of Toronto city-building, transportation, and real estate talk is now behind us, so we are rounding up the hottest stories, project Database files, and Forum discussions from March, 2021.