Corus Quay was developed by Toronto Port Lands Company, formerly known as the City of Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO), and is owned by H&R REIT. Opened in 2010, Corus Quay became the anchor development and catalyst for the revitalization of Toronto’s Eastern Bayfront area. When Corus consolidated all of its Toronto operations and over 1,000 employees under one roof at Corus Quay, it established a creative industry hub on Toronto’s waterfront that has brought new life, energy and businesses to the neighbourhood.
The building was designed by world-renowned architect Jack Diamond of Diamond Schmitt Architects and the interior was outfitted by Quadrangle Architects Ltd., an expert in broadcast architectural design.
With 44 television feeds, three radio stations, an animation studio, a production facility and a publishing company built around a fully integrated digital infrastructure, Corus Quay is one of the most ambitious and technologically sophisticated facilities of its kind.
Its advanced technological capabilities enable the company to provide customers and audiences with an expanding range of content offerings on multiple platforms, with the configuration and flexibility to adapt quickly and respond with agility to shifting trends and the changing needs of a dynamic marketplace.
In addition to Corus’ cutting-edge technology, the building’s innovative, open office design reflects the company’s unique vision and culture. With street level studios and performance spaces that open onto Canada’s Sugar Beach, and an open concept, natural, light-filled work environment that encourages collaboration and creativity, Corus Quay is not only a great place to work, it plays a vital role in the cultural life of the city.
The building’s environmentally sustainable features, which include reduced power and water consumption, energy efficient lighting, a five-storey bio-wall for air filtration, as well as use of local and recycled materials, have contributed to Corus Quay achieving LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification.
Corus Quay has received wide recognition for its advanced design, including two Arido Awards of Excellence. The building has also garnered the distinction of being named one of the top 10 coolest places in the world to work, as well as one of the world’s most impressive offices.