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.
We offer our community members an enhanced and progressive recycling system that collects and disposes of items such as batteries, lamps, and electronic waste.
CIBC SQUARE is committed to fostering sustainability, digital connectivity, and well-being for all of our community members. We’re showing our dedication by pursuing the highest attainable certifications: LEEDⓇ and Wired Platinum.
141 Bay is also pursuing WELL Building Standard™ certification, reflecting our focus on prioritizing people’s health and wellness in building design, construction, and operations and making it the first triple-platinum building in Toronto.
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 leads Toronto in the largest reduction of greenhouse gas emissions city-wide and energy cost consumption is well under the LEED and ASHRAE requirements.* The buildings also contain smart metering technology that monitors real-time energy consumption and provides a feedback loop for conservation initiatives.
In support of eco-friendly methods of transportation and sustainability, the buildings offer occupants advanced parking stalls, of which 20% are dedicated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.
*39.49% energy cost reduction over ASHRAE 90.1 baseline. (5% reduction over ASHRAE is required to qualify as LEED v4 building for Core & Shell projects)
59% reduction in GHG (kg CO2) emissions versus comparable buildings in Toronto. (reviewed existing/new building stock in Toronto using Energy Star Target Finder database)
Our spaces contain features intended to inspire your delight, celebrate culture, spirit, and place, as well as integrate meaningful public art.
INTERIORS / DESIGN
CIBC SQUARE utilizes sophisticated interior design methodologies, native building materials, and eco-friendly amenities to create comfortable, safe, and thoughtfully-appointed environments to carry out work, take a break, or connect.
The Park, a one-acre public space, sits four storeys above street level and spans over the rail corridor, providing an open space with landscaping, seating, and an unimpeded view of Toronto’s skyline. The first of its kind, The Park connects you with nature throughout the year and acts as a linked pathway between 141 Bay Street and 81 Bay Street.
The buildings’ natural features include indoor and outdoor greenery, meticulous spatial planning that lets in natural daylight, uses organic materials, and an array of biophilic elements vital to creating a rejuvenating ambience that provides you with access to nature from within and outside the towers.
MINDFULNESS / ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION
Our campus includes gender-neutral washrooms, a library of resources that focus on mental and physical health, 10 accessible parking spots, a support dog relief area, and complimentary Wi-Fi in order to reinforce our commitment to create a sense of belonging and equity for our communities.
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.
81 BAY STREET
Toronto, ON M5J 0E7
141 BAY STREET
Toronto, ON M5J 0E7
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.