Govan Brown

 GLUSKIN SHEFF
 333 BAY STREET, TORONTO, ON

  Square Footage: 50,432
  Market Sector: Investments
  Architect/Designer: KPMB
  Electrical Engineer: TMP Consulting Engineers
  Mechanical Engineer: Mulvey & Banani

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After 26 years of successful operation as a wealth management firm, Gluskin Sheff decided to move their headquarters to the prestigious Bay-Adelaide Centre. Gluskin Sheff hired Govan Brown to fit-out the top two floors of the esteemed tower; the 50th and 51st floor, complete with a compelling westward view. It was designed to be a captivating, efficient investment hub. The work began in December 2010, after the designers established that vital to the fit-out would be two newly installed internal staircases. After the new year, with the concrete demolition and steel  installation  complete,

the organized placement of work stations, offices, kitchen and complex AV systems are indicative of Gluskin Sheff’s efficiency. The 51st, and highest floor of the tower, was completed as the Senior Partner area. The floor, complete with boardrooms and reception area, contain elegantly paneled doors that seem to vanish seamlessly into the wall. The aforementioned staircase however was the prominent element of the project; it consisted of treads made of individual slabs of stone that appear to be stacked upon each other without additional support. It is further complemented

by an elaborate bronze handrail that leads to more boardrooms accented by skyfold partitions and proud displays of extensive millwork. The AV system is probably the most prominent in the Traders Area, which is formed by a large, semi-circular custom-made desk, and house a multitude of screens and monitors all of whom are flawlessly integrated into the millwork. Gluskin Sheff has been a valued client of Govan Brown for several years. We were proud to have completed their project to their exact specifications.

                                   Photo Credit: Maris Mezuli