Designers Gone Wild



From the outside, the Corus Entertainment headquarters on Toronto’s waterfront looks much like any other glass and steel office complex but the interior is a whole other story. I recently had the pleasure of touring the space, whose interior was designed by Toronto’s Quadrangle Architects (the building was designed by Diamond+Schmitt).

The Top of the Hub Lounge, above, is a riot of fun, contemporary furniture: the Hot Wheels-worthy, looping bench is called the Highway Sofa by Italy’s Segis, the green Alcove sofas are by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra and the enormous task lamp is called the Giant Lamp from Luxo. The meeting table and chairs are from Moroso‘s Victoria and Albert collection from Klaus by Nienkamper.

The third storey lounge is connected to the Hub (above, photo by Richard Johnson) by a curving and fully functional white slide; the east and west wings of the building are connected to each other by tubular skywalks and a five-storey living wall keeps the entire building breathing easy.

Outside, the building overlooks the water and Sugar Beach, which looks lovely from the west facing Corus Quay and a whole lot grittier shot from the east (below, photo by Matthew Harris) facing the Redpath Sugar Refinery from which it takes its name. Is Toronto cool or what?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by Chris
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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Sandra Says:

    Wow, this is cool. What a creative atmosphere to work in. Even Sugar Beach looks interesting. We are lucky to live in such a great city.

  2. Lois Says:

    Good evening, I’ve lived in Toronto all my life…Lois of it still fascinates me

  3. Lots to say Says:

    Is this open to the public?

  4. Chris Says:

    Normally this private office building is off limits to the public but it’s part of Doors Open Toronto this weekend (May 28 & 29) and will be open for tours both days from 11 am – 4 pm.

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