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MGAC Working with City of Toronto to Deliver New Etobicoke Civic Centre


Credit: Adamson Associate Architects

Leading Project Management Firm Delivering New 800,000 SF Civic Centre, A New Gold Standard for Public Sector Design and Development

Toronto – April 15, 2024 – Leading project management firm MGAC is working with the City of Toronto to deliver the new Etobicoke Civic Centre (ECC). The project officially broke ground on April 10th and will feature an approximate 800,000 SF civic centre and civic square comprising multiple distinct program elements that together function as one cohesive building. Once complete, the project will include Council chambers and municipal offices with gathering and civic function space; a community recreation centre; a Toronto Public Library district branch; a childcare centre; an art gallery; gathering and civic function space, and an outdoor civic plaza.

MGAC is providing project management services for the new community destination, including monitoring, managing, and overseeing all project-related activities from the construction documents phase, bidding, negotiations, and general contractor selection, through the construction phase, closeout, warranty, and user-group relocation. In addition, MGAC is assisting with the procurement of FF&E, stakeholder management, and full-time onsite oversight during the course of construction. The new ECC has been designed by renowned architect Henning Larsen along with Adamson Associates Architects serving as the executive architect/AOR.

“MGAC’s involvement with the new Etobicoke Civic Centre project has been instrumental in the successful progression of the project to date. We look forward to MGAC’s continued commitment and dedication in reaching our shared goal of seeing this transformational project come to fruition,” said Nicola Reid, Senior Project Manager and Project Lead, Corporate Real Estate Management, City of Toronto.

“It’s an honour to deliver this truly landmark centre that encourages engagement and anchors connection with a culturally rich civic, social, and wellness hub for the Etobicoke community and greater Toronto,” said Samuel Hakemi, Director, MGAC. “The Etobicoke Civic Centre will have far-reaching economic, cultural, and service benefits for all Torontonians. We look forward to working with our project stakeholders and are excited to deliver what will be a standout asset for years to come.”

While its presence will garner attention with striking design and sleek gold façade, the new ECC is also targeting a Toronto Green Standards Tier 4, version 3, a prescriptive sustainability goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions. The ECC will feature a site-wide subterranean geo-exchange that minimizes carbon emissions without impacting heating and cooling efficacy. The ECC’s design is comprised of block-like towers at varying heights and densities that come together as one interconnected, walkable network of built spaces with rooftop microclimates. The unique architectural orientation of the ECC will allow its optimization of daylight for neighbouring Housing Now residents and park spaces while offering outdoor public gathering areas that will accommodate cultural and community events. A range of indigenous artwork, sculptures, and installations will be incorporated into the landscape and displayed throughout the building, which will also offer dedicated ceremonial spaces.

“This is a multifaceted, dynamic development serving the needs of many user groups, where coordination across all aspects of the project will continue to require meticulous attention to detail,” said Hakemi. “We continue to be inspired by the city and its partners as we work to deliver a meaningful addition to the Etobicoke Toronto community.”

Learn more about Etobicoke Civic Centre in the press.
Ontario Construction News, Toronto Breaks Ground on Etobicoke Municipal Hall
Construct Connect Canada, Etobicoke Civic Centre Development Breaks Ground and Many Barriers
Remi Network, Construction Begins on Etobicoke Civic Centre
GTA Construction Report, Toronto Breaks Ground on Etobicoke Municipal Hall

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