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Buildings as canvases – ARK’s bold Quad student residence published in the September issue of Canadian Architect

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Petroff is proud to share that the Quad Student Residence at York University, designed by sister firm ARK Inc, has been published in the September 2019 issue of Canadian Architect.
Two six-storey student housing buildings, clad in black metal panels, sit alongside each other at the southern end of Toronto’s York University campus. Behind them are parking lots and beside them is a scraggly field, waiting to become something better. The most striking thing about these new housing blocks—named The Quad—are the delicate line drawings etched into their almost pure black metal exteriors.
Read the full article through Canadian Architect’s website here.

A Landmark Shopping Destination Grows – Toronto Premium Outlets Expansion Grand Opening

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With Toronto Premium Outlets phase 1 taking its place as one of the top five performers in the Premium Outlets portfolio in North America, Petroff is proud to have led the successful completion of the phase 2 expansion of this thriving shopping destination. The existing centre was expanded and enhanced, offering ever-changing vistas and view points that entice shoppers to explore. The now 567,000 sq. ft shopping centre offers more than 130 designer outlets and over 3100 parking spaces. Just minutes away from Mississauga, TPO is home to some of the most coveted brands that draw shoppers from all across southern Ontario. In addition to increased retail space, guest amenities like a new Guest Services desk and lounge areas have been introduced for guest enjoyment. Connected to a new landing tower via enclosed glass bridge is a conveniently located brand new state of the art five-level parking garage, featuring heated ramps and an integrated parking management system

2018 Urban Design Award of Excellence – Oshawa Center Expansion.

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Petroff Partnership Architects is proud to announce that the recently completed Oshawa Center expansion has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Urban Design Award of Excellence! Congratulations to all who contributed to a great looking and well executed project.
Taking over four years to complete, the relocated and redesigned food court is the centerpiece of an expansion and redevelopment project that has added over 375,000 square feet of new and redeveloped retail space along with many new brands to a mall whose last renovation took place in the 1990s. Now totalling over 1.2-million square feet of commercial property, the newly expanded Oshawa Centre is today the largest enclosed shopping centre in the Durham region.

The Rec Room Opens at CF Masonville Place London

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London’s newest playroom has opened at CF Masonville Place in the upper level of the former Target store. The 30,000sf restaurant and bar is also an entertainment venue home to adult amusements ranging from axe-throwing, arcade and virtual reality games, billiards, air hockey, karaoke, comedy, DJs and live bands. The opening of The Rec Room at CF Masonville Place completes Petroff’s transformation of the former Target box, which began with the opening of retailer Marshall’s and HomeSense at the lower level in 2017.

ONGOING – ONE60 Elgin Revitalization

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Contrasting the existing tower’s style, this sleek new three storey curved glass lobby façade compliments while adding grandeur and transparency to this landmark office building in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core. Reclaiming the building’s connection to the city through extensive exterior building renovations and urban landscape updates, PPA worked with H&R REIT to re-energise and animate the street edge. The interior ground floor renewal also includes an updated corporate lobby and entrance, food court, elevator lobbies, and a redeveloped ground floor circulation scheme with new integrated retail and commercial spaces.