Location
  • Toronto, ON
Client
  • Cadillac Fairview
Completion
2015
Size
  • 32,516 sq m
  • 350,000 sq ft
DIALOG Services
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Planning & Urban Design
  • Structural Engineering
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Constructed in the 1970s at the intersection of two major highways, CF Sherway Gardens was originally a mall in a sea of suburban parking lots. The expected experience was to drive, park, shop, and leave. The exterior of the shopping centre did not engage with the surrounding community and it had no pedestrian appeal. This redevelopment engages shoppers in an urban experience with a public face to the exterior of the shopping centre, with places to gather and interact inside and outside. The expansion includes three parking garages, existing mall space, and facade renovation.
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It All Started With A Sketch

Vaulted light Visitors are welcomed into a two-storey curving atrium space that offers maximum sunlight exposure.
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It All Started With A Sketch01

This spectacular feature brings retail design to the forefront of the expansion, allowing for larger-than-normal double-height storefront presentation.
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It All Started With A Sketch02

Exposure to natural sunlight and the feeling of walking along an outdoor promenade is a major theme throughout the project.
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CF Sherway Garden Points of Interest 01

Suburban to urban

Surface parking is reduced, and the building juts out towards the street.

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CF Sherway Garden Points of Interest 02

Parking lots are generously shrouded by tasteful landscaping.

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CF Sherway Garden Points of Interest 03

Wayfinding is clear and speaks a modern language.