Trump International Hotel and Tower

Toronto, Ontario

Client: Talon International Developments Inc.
Size: 802,000 sq.ft. (74,000 sq.m.)

Situated on a very compact site at the corner of Bay and Adelaide Streets, Toronto’s financial district, the Trump International Tower and Hotel is the tallest residential development in Canada at 65 floors, 277m in height. The first several levels above-grade are devoted to an enclosed vehicular parking area, followed by the tower’s 5 Star Hotel featuring 260 luxury hotel rooms, topped with 118 condominium residences. The Recreation and Health Spa facility is located between the lower Hotel component and the condominium units. Completing the tower is an elaborate roof and spire element that signals its presence as a beacon in the core of Toronto, and incorporates with Michael Snow’s Lightline, a light sculpture that runs the spine of the entire 65 storeys. The program is complete with conference rooms, a restaurant on the 31st floor, and a bar accessible off the main lobby.

Due to the size constraints of the site, the vehicular access design is seen as an achievement, allowing both cars and trucks to enter the building at different entrances. Cars access the building from the North side and move up into the above ground parking levels, while trucks access the building from West side and access service the building from below grade. It was also a challenge designing elevator access for two uses: hotel and private residence access. The final design was also seen as an outstanding achievement.


  • Association for Retail Environments Design Awards, 2012