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A Toronto Landmark

When complete, CIBC SQUARE will comprise twin towers reaching 250 meters high. The 54-story tower at 81 Bay Street is now a feature of the city skyline and a link to Union Station, Toronto’s busiest transit hub. This transit-oriented development offers an exceptional work environment as well as many public amenities and activities for Torontonians. Entro developed the wayfinding and signage program for the building’s public spaces, with the goal of making it easier for visitors to access amenities and find transit connections.
  • Client

    Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge

  • Location

    Toronto, Ontario

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  • Architect

    Wilkinson Eyre Adamson Associates

  • Photography

    Karl Hipolito and A-Frame

CIBC Square 81 Bay Street view of the tower from Union Station intersection.
Public Spaces and Programming

CIBC SQUARE has prioritized the user experience in the design of these buildings, with an emphasis on health, wellness, sustainable features, and smart technology. A one-acre publicly accessible elevated park spans the rail corridor, connecting the two towers. The outdoor space provides visitors with a chance to relax in nature and take in a view of Toronto’s downtown; they can also enjoy activities like live music in summer and ice-skating in winter. The development features retail offerings, a food hall, and a conference centre.

CIBC Square sky park with free standing directional sign.

A Commuter Connection

CIBC SQUARE is adjacent to Union Station – a hub for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), commuter GO buses and trains, VIA Rail, and the UP Express to Pearson International Airport. The GO Bus Terminal is now located within 81 Bay Street, connected to Union Station by an indoor pedestrian bridge. The wayfinding integrates these transit services and nearby attractions to make connections clear.

CIBC Square 81 Bay Street exterior idenification pylon featuring diamond pattern.
A Diamond Design

The repeating diamond pattern is a striking features of the CIBC SQUARE façade. These triangular forms are part of the underlying geometric design language that runs through the building, and the signage is no exception. Signs feature angled lines and the diamond motif throughout the program, evoking a cohesive sense of place.

CIBC Square 81 Bay Street food hall signage reading

With CIBC SQUARE's 81 Bay Street open for business, we're excited to develop wayfinding for 141 Bay Street, currently under construction and due to be completed in 2025.

Find out more about CIBC Square here.

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