While it will still be some time before Google opens the doors to its sprawling new Toronto office on King Street East, new renderings of the project paint an even clearer picture of what future employees can expect.
Poised to rise at 65 King Street East — just east of Toronto’s financial core — the 400,000 square foot office tower from Carttera will stand 18-storeys tall, further expanding the tech giant’s footprint on Canadian soil.
This past February, it was announced the entire building would be leased to Google, as part of the company’s Canadian expansion that includes three massive new offices, two of which will be in Ontario with a third in Quebec. Upon completion, the offices will triple Google’s national workforce.
The latest renderings of the building show Google signage along the tower’s roofline, while others offer a better vision of some of the amenities the building will house. These include generous private terraces that will span eight floors and offer expansive views of Lake Ontario, the City of Toronto, and the bustling King Street neighbourhood below.
With proximity to the TTC and Union Station, the King East office building will also feature over 18,000-sq.ft of outdoor terraces, 196 bike stalls, and 10,675-sq.ft of retail space, while also incorporating smart building technologies and sustainability.
With Wired Score Gold already accomplished, 65 King East has been designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, according to Carttera.
“Our vision for 65 King East has always been to combine innovative office architecture and an employee-centric workplace design with a dynamic, forward-thinking organization,” said Dean Cutting, a partner at Carttera. “Google truly recognizes how 65 King East promotes sustainability, employee wellness, collaboration, productivity and health,” said Cutting.
“The fact that Google made a long-term commitment to our project is a testament that we are leading the future of innovative office design. We look forward to a long-term collaborative relationship with Google for many years to come.”