KingsClub Development to Transform Portion of King Street West    The KingsClub Mixed-Use Development, stretching a full city block on King Street West, was recently featured in the Globe and Mail, profiling its anticipated contribution to the surrounding area. KingsClub is a mix of retail, residential, office and outdoor space over 475,000 square feet and was led by Cumulus Principal Sheldon Catarino at a former design firm. The project is quickly nearing “open to the public” after almost a decade of work from design start to construction completion. Visit  this link  to read the full Globe and Mail article.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  
     
    
       
  

 




 
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KingsClub Development to Transform Portion of King Street West

The KingsClub Mixed-Use Development, stretching a full city block on King Street West, was recently featured in the Globe and Mail, profiling its anticipated contribution to the surrounding area. KingsClub is a mix of retail, residential, office and outdoor space over 475,000 square feet.

      Join Our Team  We are inviting Architectural Technologists, Intern Architects, licensed Architects, and Students with varying degrees of experience and the ability to qualify for Canadian Professional Registration to apply.  We are looking for leaders who can take charge of all aspects related to the delivery of a project. Curious lateral thinkers interested in creative problem solving, and people with a desire to help establish and shape this emerging practice.  Proficiency in design and technical production, an aptitude for visual communication and the ability for critical thinking are all highly valued. Being well versed in Revit and BIM is a requirement.  Salaries will range from $45K-$90K based on years of experience.  Group health benefits will be offered to successful candidates.  Interested candidates should email their resume and portfolio to  info@cumulusarch.com   Please see our  careers  page for more info.   

Join Our Team

We are seeking Intern Architects, licensed Architects, and Licensed Technologists OAA with varying degrees of experience. Students, new graduates and technologists, with the ability to qualify for Canadian Professional Registration, are also welcome to apply.

      The Architecture of Data Storage  Situated at Front and Parliament, the site of the Waterfront Data Centre is a gateway to the Toronto Waterfront and Distillery district.  Traditionally Data centers have been designed as blank boxes given the fact there is little to no requirements for fenestrations.  We chose to capitalize on the minimal window requirement through a more sculptural approach to the building form. By referencing the existing context of distillery district’s industrial history and architecture, we cladded the building with vibrant copper panels to celebrate this building as a productive machine and infrastructure backbone to the city.  The sculpted folds of the façade are meant to serve as a potent backdrop to the proposed park across the street.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


    



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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The Architecture of Data Storage

Situated at Front and Parliament, the site of the Waterfront Data Centre is a gateway to the Toronto Waterfront and Distillery district.  Traditionally Data centers have been designed as blank boxes given the fact there is little to no requirements for fenestration. 

      Kingsclub + King High Line  Developed on a downtown brownfield site adjacent to the Georgetown rail corridor, Kingsclub’s dense urban form was developed to accommodate the requirements of large format retail and 3 residential rental towers.  The project’s dense urban design precipitated the king line rail crossing that will bring much needed connection between liberty village and Queen West neighbourhood for cyclists and pedestrians.  Our work on the crossing alignment design and discussions on nature of the bridge continues.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


    



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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Kingsclub + King High Line

Developed on a downtown brownfield site adjacent to the Georgetown rail corridor, Kingsclub’s dense urban form was developed to accommodate the requirements of large format retail and 3 residential rental towers. 

      Cumulus designs Freshii for Liberty Village      Cumulus is proud to announce our design for a new Freshii healthy food restaurant in Liberty Village! Responding to site conditions, the design concept took the form of a building within a building – a pavilion tucked carefully into the existing building lobby. Translucent polycarbonate was used for the ceiling to borrow daylight from existing windows above, providing ambient natural lighting during the day. Scroll down for a sneak peek of the upcoming space, as well as a look at some of our precedents.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


     

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


    



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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Cumulus designs Freshii for Liberty Village

Cumulus is proud to announce our design for a new Freshii healthy food restaurant in Liberty Village! Responding to site conditions, the design concept took the form of a building within a building – a pavilion tucked carefully into the existing building lobby. 

      3080 Yonge St. Giving Transit a Front Door      The drive for this project, located at one of Toronto’s busiest street corners – Yonge and Lawrence, was not only to upgrade an aging office complex and add rentable retail space, but also to boost the building’s presence at the street corner and better connect it with other existing facilities and infrastructure. The integration of the existing subway entrance into the new architectural expression and dramatic increase in scale at street level served to acknowledge the civic importance of the major street intersection.  A complex building that sits astride multiple levels of aging TTC infrastructure, the project required an extensive engagement and collaboration with the TTC in planning the new integrated bus loop and subway entrance.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


    



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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3080 Yonge St. Giving Transit a Front Door

The drive for this project, located at one of Toronto’s busiest street corners – Yonge and Lawrence, was not only to upgrade an aging office complex and add rentable retail space, but also to boost the building’s presence at the street corner and better connect it with other existing facilities and infrastructure. 

      Officially Launched!      Last Thursday, we celebrated the launch of Cumulus Architects at our office in Liberty Village. With our next door neighbour,  JackieO  Event’s help, we transformed our parking lot into a great patio area and welcomed friends and guests that represents all fields of the building industry.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


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Officially Launched!

Last Thursday, we celebrated the launch of Cumulus Architects at our office in Liberty Village. With our next door neighbour, JackieO Event’s help, we transformed our parking lot into a great patio area and welcomed friends and guests that represents all fields of the building industry.

      Sheldon’s House - Toronto Life Feature  Our principal, Sheldon Catarino’s house has been featured on this September’s issue of  Toronto Life . He shared his and Urika’s story of moving back to Toronto after having studied and worked a number of years in New York. With help from Sheldon’s dad (who also helped us renovate our office!), they renovated a duplex house in Roncesvalle into a cozy and bright home. Click image below to read more.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


    



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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Sheldon’s House - Toronto Life Feature

Our principal, Sheldon Catarino’s house has been featured on this September’s issue of Toronto Life. He shared his and Urika’s story of moving back to Toronto after having studied and worked a number of years in New York. 

      Summer Reading List  Summer is a time for back-yard BBQs, beer gardens, bike rides, but most important of all – books! Whether you’re lying on the dock down by the cottage with one in your lap, or unsteadily holding one up to your nose during your morning commute, nothing beats a good read. So here is a round-up of the Cumulus’ designers’ favourite reads for the sunniest season.        

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


       

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


           The Science of Interstellar  by Kip Thorne    Suggested by May Wu   It pretty much explains everything you didn’t understand in the movie. With lots of diagrams and renderings, this books decodes some of the complicated theoretical sciences and quantum theory we could never fully understand.          Twenty Dinners  by Ithai Schori and Chris Taylor    Suggested by May Wu   Not so much a read, but it’s certainly a book that’s pleasing to the eyes. The book is kind of a recipe for throwing laid back dinner parties. Recipes include everything from appetizers, entries to drinks that uses the best ingredients of each season.          

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


       

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


           PIN UP Interviews  by Felix Burrichter and Andrew Ayers    Suggested by Kelly Neill   A book of interviews by the biannual architecture magazine, PIN UP. The editors sit down for conversations with everyone from Rick Owens to Zaha Hadid to Rem Koolhaas. The interviews are short enough that they are like bite-sized culture reads on your subway ride to work.         

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


       Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form  by Paul Jackson    Suggested by Abe Galway   Folding Techniques explains how to turn a two dimensional piece of paper into elegant 3D forms. It has easy to follow instructions with diagrams and beautiful photographs.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


       Bicycle Diaries  by David Byrne    Suggested by Paul Szaszkiewicz   Essays by the musician about his experiences biking in cities all over the world. David Byrne goes so far as to talk about the changes and developments he has seen in New York City, its urban planning and its politics.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


       Cod: A Biography Of the Fish That Changed the World  by Mark Kurlansky    Suggested by Sheldon Catarino   We thought the subject of this book was appropriate enough for summer, considering the fishing theme. It is a nice little read that will definitely teach you something new about history.          Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins    Suggested by Kelly Neill   A great thriller novel, “the next  Gone Girl ”, as some like to call it,  Girl on the Train  is completely engrossing once you start it.          

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Kafka on the Shore  by Haruki Murakami    Suggested by Ella den Elzen   This is the perfect book to read at a cottage or on a rainy weekend. It is a little slow to start, but eventually sucks you in. In true Murakami style, it is mysterious, humorous and a little bit strange.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


       Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future  by Peter Thiel    Suggested by Paul Szaszkiewics   It only seems appropriate that we, as a start up, are reading books about start ups. Peter Thiel talks about creating an innovative business and how to find value in unexpected places.      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


       The Devil in the White City  by Erik Larson    Suggested by Sheldon Catarino   Set during Chicago’s World Fair,  The Devil in the White City  is filled with crime, murder and all of its lurid details. It’s the perfect story for light summer reading!

Summer Reading List

Summer is a time for back-yard BBQs, beer gardens, bike rides, but most important of all – books! Whether you’re lying on the dock down by the cottage with one in your lap, or unsteadily holding one up to your nose during your morning commute, nothing beats a good read. So here is a round-up of the Cumulus’ designers’ favourite reads for the sunniest season.