Concord CityPlace Past, Present & Future (CNW Group/Concord Adex Developments Corporation)
CITYPLACE'S CROWNING JEWEL WILL CELEBRATE CANADA'S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
TORONTO, June 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Through its extensive work transforming railway lands into a vibrant, vertical community, Concord Adex has helped to shape present-day Toronto. However, its newest project, Canada House, is sure to cement itself as a significant piece of the city's future. Being touted as the crowing jewel of the CityPlace community, the 68- and 79-story buildings will act as a permanent tribute to Canadian culture. Concord will celebrate the project in a big way this July 1st adjacent to the other CN Tower activities and fireworks.
Concord Canada House will draw heavily on Canadian symbolism, including a 19th century schooner that was discovered onsite and predates Canada's confederation. The ship will feature prominently at an historical exhibit that will be on display throughout the holiday long weekend and serve as the inspiration behind a large commissioned art piece that will make its home on the 10th floor of the development.
"Every Concord community in Canada is special, but Concord Canada House is our opportunity to honour this terrific country," said Terry Hui, President and CEO of Concord Pacific and Concord Adex. "With the maple leaf – a quintessential symbol of Canadian pride – as one of the central design themes, my personal goal with this development is to create a homage that has never been seen before."
In addition to the maple leafs and the schooner, the development will also have a skating rink that is inspired by Ottawa's Rideau Canal.
To help establish Concord Canada House as a truly Canadian monument, Concord Adex is collaborating with Douglas Coupland, world-renowned Canadian artist, to create an original art installation that encapsulates Canadian culture. This will be Douglas' second partnership with Concord Adex. His first piece of public art is the entire Canoe Landing Park with Canadian themed objects within it such as a red canoe, giant bobbers and landform which recalls the bluffs of Toronto. The park has become synonymous with the community.
"Throughout my career I have tried to investigate Canada's identity through my art," said Douglas Coupland. "I am excited to be working with Concord Adex on a development of such prominence and scale and to, once again, create something undoubtedly Canadian that will live on with the community."
While Canada House won't be completed until 2021, Concord is excited to celebrate the project on Canada's 150th birthday with a Concord Canada house schooner exhibit, celebration and giveaways and a "future skyline of Toronto" drawing contest open to children across the country. The company has pledged $25,000 in RESPs in prizing and will be announcing winners on July 6, 2017.
For more information about the contest, or the Canada House project, please visit: www.concordcanadahouse.ca.
Concord is the largest residential developer in Canada, specializing in multi-phased, master-planned residential urban communities. Their development schemes are strategically designed to enhance the lifestyles of its residents with innovative architecture and engaging public spaces of world‐class scale and use. Over the past two decades, Concord Adex, and its parent company Concord Pacific, have built (and continue to build) the 200-acre Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver, the 45 acre Concord CityPlace in downtown Toronto, the 45 acre Concord Park Place in North York, and other developments throughout Canada and the UK.
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