RioCan Leaside Centre

Location: Toronto, Canada

A redevelopment of a site with a long history of industrial uses at the corner of Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue East, RioCan Leaside Centre is designed as a gateway to the Leaside community and aims to serve a growing area with commercial, residential, retail and civic spaces, including a park. With the planned Eglinton LRT featuring a station at this key intersection, and surrounded by the Don Valley ravine system nearby, this new community looks to bridge the built city with the natural landscape at its doorstep.

Project Lead: Matthew Suriano

rendering showing a public park with a building's podium in the background that has two levels of glazing as well as two residential condo towers on top
colourful massing diagram of a mixed-use Toronto redevelopment with commerical, residential, retail and community uses
a diagram of the different uses of a multi-building mixed-use development with sections labeled "The Main Streets", "The Urban Retreat", "The Dwelling District", and "The Work and Play District"
design presentation diagram showing retail and residential cross section break down alongside the components of the street-level setback