The Yorkville Village project (formerly Hazelton Lanes) is a multi-phased redevelopment and renovation of an urban shopping centre comprised of several discrete projects and construction phases. The projects range in size and include a full upgrade of the mechanical systems, complete rethink of the interior layout and feature skylight, new entry and facade replacement along Avenue Road, and the introduction of a new mall entrance with Yorkville Avenue frontage.
As part of the early design, the team developed an eight-phase approach to the mall renovation. The plan was then refined with the Construction Manager to include life safety measures for each phase and outlined temporary work that needed to be completed prior to implementation of each of the phases. The mechanical penthouse reconstruction and equipment replacement was expedited so that the work could be completed during the shoulder seasons. The mechanical penthouse was designed so that new equipment could be installed without completely decommissioning the existing equipment all within a very tight urban condition.
Renderings courtesy of First Capital Realty.
Retail and Mixed-Use
Ranging from 1,000 sf to 800,000 sf
A relationship that was forged more than 10 years ago by Principal and Director Sheldon Catarino*, Cumulus Architects maintains a diverse and expanding portfolio of First Capital projects, characterized by high-end tenant fit-outs for luxury brands, large scale mixed-use projects and master planning for new developments. This collaboration includes designing, renovating and revitalizing prominent retail and commercial addresses, as well as designing feasibility proposals that leverage new development as a means to maximize the potential of First Capital's existing properties. Projects within the GTA include 3080 Yonge Street Mixed-Use Development*, KingsClub Mixed-Use Development*, 85 Hanna Avenue Freshii, 85 Hanna Avenue Office* and 120 Lynn Williams Retail Development*.
*Sheldon Catarino was Principal in Charge at Kasian Architecture Inc. and led all phases of the project. He continued on at Cumulus Architects Inc. as Lead Design Advisor during some of these projects' construction.