Big lumber on the Toronto waterfront

By Dave Leblanc
Globe and Mail
January 31, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada East

…most buildings are assembled with parts from all over. But not George Brown College’s Limberlost Place. “Made-In-Canada … with all of the mass timber components sourced nationally” and “the team … is made up entirely of Canadian talent” trumpets an in-house, limited-run publication profiling the 10-storey, mass timber building designed by Moriyama & Teshima and Acton Ostry Architects now rising in the East Bayfront neighbourhood. And not only will Limberlost Place be fully Canadian, it is blazing trails and setting precedents as the country’s tallest institutional wood frame building. “This is the largest glulam column in North America, maybe the world,” said Phil Silverstein, a principal at Moriyama & Teshima. “It’s 1,725 millimetres by 630 millimetres [and] three stories tall, and there’re very few fabricators in the world that can make one of these; the wood is all from northern Quebec. …No doubt Toronto’s neighbourhoods will see more mass timber buildings in the decades to come. [This is another subscription only article from the Globe and Mail]

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