Client: Riocan REIT
Architect/Engineer: Quadrangle/The Mitchell Partnership
Mechanical Contract Value: $42,000,000
Size: One City Block – 8.4 acres
Completion: January 2021
The Yonge Sheppard Centre is a comprehensive mixed-use development at one of the city’s critical transit intersections. Originally build in 1976 the centre was in need of a major redevelopment to keep pace with the gentrification of the surrounding area. The presence of two towers, a movie theatre, food court and pedestrian bridge contributed to a need for precision execution and planning.
The Yonge Sheppard Centre Revitalization project encompassed an entire city block of construction. It’s a marquis location and a major mechanical challenge in terms of logistics, workable space, and ensuring smooth deadline execution and flow among commercial, retail and residential spaces.
The project consisted of renovating 200,000 sq’ of existing retail space including a food court. Two new floors were constructed totaling 100,000 sq’ of new retail space, 20+ townhomes were completed modernized. The entire underground parking facility was upgraded including new HVAC, fire protection, and storm and sanitary systems. A new 75,000 gallon fully automated stormwater management system was also integrated into the parking facility.
The project posed numerous challenges. At protect completion, an eye-opening total of 77 construction areas had been turned back to the owner over a four year period. The mall and food court remained open to the public throughout the build. Keeping tenants happy while developing a workable phasing plan was a monumental task. Onyx worked closely with the construction managers, other subcontractors, and the mall property management team to continually improve phasing and completed areas for turnover to minimize interruptions to the active mall space. It’s among the most challenging projects a mechanical company can face, and Yonge Sheppard Centre Revitalization remains a success of which we are incredibly proud at Onyx Mechanical.