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Eaton Center to undergo $ 60 million renovation

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The Eaton Center is getting a $ 60 million makeover.

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Cadillac Fairview said its flagship property will update its porch skylight roof with “the latest materials and technologies to improve fuel efficiency while maintaining its classic design aesthetic.”

“At Cadillac Fairview, we are proud to continually invest in our properties to provide a world class shopping experience,” said Wayne Barwise, Executive Vice President, Development.

“The gallery’s original design was inspired by Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Italy and has served as a hallmark of the shopping center since the center opened in 1977. As custodians of this unique architectural element, our priority is to ” ensure the integrity of its design as we significantly improve its functional performance.

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The project will take place in two phases. The first will begin this month at the south end of the mall while work on the north end will begin in March 2023.

The Eaton Centre’s galleria skylight roof features “the latest materials and technologies to improve energy efficiency while maintaining its classic design aesthetic.” Photo by document /Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

The “Flight Stop” art installation depicting 60 Canada geese in flight will be temporarily removed and reinstalled once the first phase is complete.

Cadillac Fairview is also adding three new stairs in the south courtyard and the urban restaurant, improving the elevators and installing a larger cabin in an existing elevator.

Zeidler Architecture Inc. and consulting engineers Read Jones Christoffersen and EllisDon Corporation will oversee the work.

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“As the original architects of the gallery, we are honored to play an ongoing role in one of the city’s most iconic buildings. This revitalization will ensure that the skylight roof is fit for purpose and durable over the long term, while retaining its original architectural splendor, ”said David Collins, Partner at Zeidler Architecture Inc.

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