Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited
This flagship store, part of a 16-hectare redevelopment, replaces the former Canadian Tire Warehouse in the rapidly intensifying Sheppard Avenue corridor in North York. Designed in precast concrete, the exterior is accented by brightly coloured horizontal canopies and an illuminated tower. Utilizing backlit panels further defines entrances and provides locations for corporate identity. Fronting directly on the adjacent streets, the building’s street presence supports the urban imperatives of the revised Official Plan for the area. This building is also unique in that it incorporates additional retail space and an underground parking area in a partial basement which allows it to take advantage and make use of the difficult grading of the original site.