Considerable attention has been given to maintain and elevate the heritage aspects of the site, while providing more accessible, flexible space for new retail, hospitality, and corporate tenants. The design includes a three-storey addition resulting in a seven-storey structure. The ground and second levels will provide retail space as part of the Eaton Centre, while the third to sixth levels will be fit for commercial office tenants. The seventh level is proposed as a restaurant space with a wraparound terrace overlooking Yonge and Queen Street West.
The first two storeys of the addition are pushed back from the original building by one metre to strengthen this historic corner making it visually distinguishable from the heritage building. With our addition of the CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge and the revitalization of 2 Queen West, the southern corner will become a landmark gateway for the Eaton Centre.