T3 Sterling Road is making a big buzz around Toronto – and the world.

Timber Framing at T3 Sterling Road Climbs to 8 Storeys

Urban Toronto
September 26, 2022

After over a year of construction, T3 Sterling, a mass timber office development near Dundas West subway station and Bloor GO and UPX station in Toronto’s West End, has progressed significantly, with the framing of the first two buildings moving closer to completion. 

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Harder, faster, better, stronger: Mass Timber is trending up

The Globe and Mail
August 27, 2022

Mass timber is turning into a mass movement. Once considered mostly an experimental construction technology, the use of glued, laminated wood beams (called glulam) is taking hold in the design and construction of larger, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

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Toronto, The Quietly Booming Tech Town

New York Times
March 31, 2022

As the tech industry continues to expand and communities all over the world compete for tech jobs outside Silicon Valley, many executives, investors and entrepreneurs are promoting warm climes like Austin and Miami as the next big tech hubs. But they are tiny tech communities compared with the new hub growing in the cool air along the shore of […]

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The Nature of Wood: An Exploration of the Science on Biophilic Responses to Wood

Terrapin Bright Green
March 31, 2022

Mass timber construction is gaining attention in the architectural world. Timber construction can have significant benefits in reducing the embodied carbon footprint of buildings. Another major reason for the attention to mass timber likely is that we perceive wood to be natural and beautiful. In the design sphere, an awareness of the physiological and psychological impacts […]

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Can wood act as a magnet for talent as office life resumes?

The Globe and Mail
August 3, 2021

Architects are touting the allure of workplaces built from wood as a way to attract talent, at a time when the desire to return to offices remains uncertain.

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Hines Breaks Ground on T3 Sterling Road

Urban Toronto
July 14, 2021

Developer Hines has kicked off construction for the first pair of buildings in their T3 Sterling Road mass timber-framed office complex in Toronto’s Junction Triangle neighbourhood. The much-anticipated development, designed by Chicago-based DLR Group working with Toronto-based WZMH Architects, began construction a little earlier this year but made things official this morning with a ceremonial ground breaking at the project site a […]

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15 Places to check out on Sterling Road

blogTO
May 27, 2021

Sterling Road has left behind its past of manufacturing bicycles and fire hydrants for good coffee, craft beer and contemporary art in the Lower Junction Triangle. Hop off the West Toronto Railpath for this Nestle-scented industrial strip with attractions from circus arts to Toronto’s famous aluminum-factory-turned-gallery. Here are some places to check out on Sterling […]

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As Concerns Over Climate Change Rise, More Developers Turn to Wood

New York Times
April 8, 2021

Developers are turning to wood for its versatility and sustainability. And prominent companies like Google, Microsoft and Walmart have expressed support for a renewable resource some experts believe could challenge steel and cement as favored materials for construction. Another significant promoter is Hines, a global real estate investment, development and management firm based in Houston.

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On the map: New community coming to Sterling’s MOCA strip

National Post
November 18, 2020

Hines Canada, meanwhile, is developing three commercial buildings with 420,000 square feet of capacity to the south. They’re positioned between MOCA and the refurbished factories occupied by the Drake Commissary and Henderson Brewing, who followed Castlepoint into the Junction Triangle. Their minimalist design relies on heavy timber to create a grid of oversized fenestrations encasing glass.

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Well Living Lab, Delos, Cushman & Wakefield and Hines Align to Advance Return-to-Workplace Guidelines in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hines
June 17, 2020

The Well Living Lab, a Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration, today announced a comprehensive plan to study the design and operation of workspaces to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

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Tight Office Space in Downtown Cores Sends Companies to the Fringe

The Globe and Mail
March 24, 2020

The operative word Hines Interests Ltd. Partnership is using to describe its new office project in Toronto’s Junction Triangle neighbourhood is “authentic,” but observers say it’s also a good example of a rapidly proliferating trend in commercial real estate – a move toward what is becoming known as the “fringe.”

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Toronto’s Coolest Street to Get Two New Wooden Buildings and a Skybridge

blogTO
December 3, 2019

A unique new office development is coming to the Junction Triangle in Toronto.

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In Toronto, an Industrial Stretch Has Its Breakout Moment

The New York Times
July 5, 2019

Last summer, the North American debut of a splashy Banksy exhibition in an empty warehouse there drew a global spotlight. With the arrival of Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) last fall, Sterling Road is newly hip…

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