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The Well

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Veronica De Luca, P.Eng.
Manager, Structural | Toronto
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Project Overview

Nestled in the vibrant core of Toronto’s west district, The Well stands as one of Canada’s most anticipated premier mixed-use projects. Encompassing prime real estate along Front, Spadina, and Wellington Street, its visionary design incorporates 1.1 million square feet of office space, 500,000 square feet of retail and dining establishments, and a collection of 1,700 residential units across six interconnected buildings, all anchored by a dynamic three-level retail hub.

Emphasizing pedestrian accessibility, the design of The Well integrates seamlessly with existing laneways, fostering effortless movement within and around The Well. The layout prioritizes simplicity, facilitating smooth navigation for visitors. Combinations of reclaimed brick and beam from former structures merge harmoniously with refined implementations of terracotta, glass, and steel.

A striking glass canopy hovers over The Well’s Retail Walk, spanning sixty percent of the primary East-West passage. This canopy serves as a protective shield from the elements year-round, while preserving an inviting, open-air ambiance.

MTE’s Involvement

MTE provided structural steel framing engineering services for The Well’s mixed-use development including areas of the Market Hall and Condominiums.

MTE also oversaw a significant portion of the structural steel stud framing for The Well project. This encompassed the creation of feature walls within various sections of the establishment, including the lobby, café, and retail areas, all of which were adorned with high-quality decorative stone finishes. Additionally, our team contributed to the construction of exterior canopies and elevator bays, ensuring their structural integrity and aesthetic appeal aligned with project specifications.

MTE was responsible for providing site visits and following a portion of the construction activities, ensuring accordance with the Ontario Building Code and PEO guidelines. This work was done for both aspects of the mixed-use development, ensuring consistency between the residential and commercial features of The Well.

MTE is proud to have contributed to the development of The Well, helping to build a new and innovative neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto.

Architects: BDP Quadrangle, architects—Alliance, Wallman Architects, Adamson Associates Architects, and Hariri Pontarini.