HOSPITALITY

ONE KING STREET WEST

1 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario

2006
540,000 SQ. FT. (50,166 SQ. M.)

Standing 51 storeys, high atop the historic 1912 Toronto Dominion Bank Building, 1 King Street West was voted the Best New Residential Building of 2006 in Toronto (Pug Awards) as well as receiving an honorable mention from Heritage Toronto for the restoration work.  It was the first Condominium/Hotel in Canada and includes parking stackers, a fluid sway damper, a 12 storey naturally-lit internal atrium and a connection to the PATH system. 

Photos by Philip Castleton Photography

“If I had to pick one new building I liked, it would be One King. It’s amazing. It’s a huge tower, but it honours the heritage building underneath it, and it shows you can have tall buildings with great architecture that doesn’t hurt the experience for pedestrians.”
— Toronto Mayor David Miller. National Post, July 15, 2006.
 
 

HILTON NIAGARA FALLS

6361 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, Ontario

1998 TO 2015
1,600,000 SQ. FT. (148,640 SQ. M.)                  

Boasting breathtaking views of both the American and Horseshoe Falls, this 1000 room hotel complex offers a 20,000 sq. ft. pool and fitness area as well as convention and meeting room facilities.  With three individual towers varying in height from 16 to 54 storeys, SDA Inc. has been responsible for the design of the 33 storey tower completed in 2000 as well as the masterplanning of the site in 2004 and subsequent 54 storey tower completed in 2010.  The former porte cochere was recently enclosed and converted to dining with sidewalk access and seating. 

Photos by Greg Van Riel

 

OAKES INN

6546 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, Ontario

2003
175,000 SQ. FT. (16,258 SQ. M.)

An addition of 9 storeys to an existing 12 storey hotel, which required the use of full storey steel trusses within partition walls in order to minimize loads on the existing foundations.  The project also included recladding the existing structure and transforming it into a dramatic presence on the Niagara Falls skyline.

 

DAY’S INN, CLIFTON HILL

5657 Victoria Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario

2003
193,000 SQ. FT. (17,930 SQ. M.)

The renovation as an existing motel with the addition as a 7 storey hotel, underground garage parking and the amenities of a restaurant, indoor pool and sauna.