The rapidly evolving Leaside area of Toronto has a long history of manufacturing and industrial development. The building, located at 200 Wicksteed Avenue accommodated a variety of uses over the past eight decades. It is now the office and warehouse for Marant Construction, a large commercial construction management firm.
A significant ambition of this project was to maintain the unique aspects of the existing industrial character of the building. The new function of the building required many alterations to create a successful and inspired office environment. Some of the defining design ideas included day-lighting and interconnected spaces as well as the development of a material palette which includes typical raw construction materials such as concrete, steel, timber and glass.