There are some things you simply cannot duplicate, whether it’s an opportunity, an experience, a certain personality or a gift of creative intelligence. They are singular. They come along only once. And when you see them, you know. The same holds true for a place, a location that simply does not compare to any other because of its individual attributes, its character and its possibilities.
That is true for THE ONE in Toronto, a mixed-use, high-rise building to be designed by Foster + Partners, one of the most innovative architectural firms in the world. Structurally engineered with an exoskeleton, a signature of Foster + Partners, THE ONE maximizes sunlight and expansive views as no interior pillars or columns are needed. The building’s skin of glass is encased in metallic branches that provide the support on the outside rather than on the inside, as traditional structures do.
As a result, the retail stores over eight floors of the high-end podium complex are stunningly beautiful jewel boxes; pristine, open spaces with uninterrupted walls of glass and 20 ft. ceiling heights that can be custom-designed with maximum flexibility. Created to be a luxury shopping destination where shoppers will want to spend extended periods of time in the airy, art-filled public spaces, THE ONE retail complex is an innovative and inspiring addition to Bloor Street West, the leading high-end marketplace in Canada.
Situated at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor – the central axis of Toronto, North America’s fourth largest city – THE ONE has the advantage of being in the midst of the highest consumer traffic in the country. The location has a combined total of 401,250 subway riders per day; a 24-hour pedestrian volume of 51,392 and a 24-hour vehicle volume of 31,600. Directly connected underground to both the main east-west subway line of Bloor and the main north-south subway line of Yonge, THE ONE retail complex is not just a convenient destination but one that will draw customers with its high-design environment, flagship retail stores, restaurants and beautiful civic atrium that celebrates and enhances urban life.
The One will be an address that will have an important place in the life of Toronto. Nothing is comparable.