Salter Farrow Pilon (our predecessor firm) was project architect on the redevelopment of the seven-storey Crown Life Building in downtown Toronto. This 290,000 sq.ft. altered project involved a phasing strategy, which allowed the developer to occupy single floors at a time as the project construction progressed. This building has been awarded the BOMA Go Green certificate for environmental awareness. A Toronto landmark since the 1950’s, this project was the largest HAZMAT removal project in Toronto at the time. Our work included the retrofit of all exterior walls/ceilings, as well as complete window replacement. Our scope of work included modernization of the main entrance, including marble finish work, a new security desk, a new glass canopy and a refurbished glass entrance system. Core improvements included modernization of all circulation corridors and lobby spaces, washrooms and upgrading six passenger elevators. All mechanical and electrical components were also upgraded throughout the structure, including security features such as surveillance cameras and card access. Our design also addressed various accessibility issues throughout the building, including barrier-free door operators, turning radius requirements at doors and within spaces, as well as ramps for building access from the underground parking areas.