A Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) Building is Coming to Toronto

Toronto, Canada – 11 February 2019


Timber buildings are becoming increasingly popular across Toronto.

Both George Brown and the University of Toronto have announced their own tall timber projects, and Sidewalk Labs has long been touting plans to create a smart city made completely of timber towers.

Now, yet another office building made with timber has been proposed near Lansdowne subway station.

77 WADE, a seven-story project from developers Next Property Group and Fiera Properties, is being designed by Toronto firm Bogdan Newman Caranci Inc.

It will be the first project to use nail-laminated timber (NLT), as opposed to cross-laminated timber, which is glued together. The project will have exposed ceilings and columns made from lumber stacked and fastened together with nails.

Spanning around 145,000 square feet (13,470), the mixed-use office will take over an empty plot of land, and is mostly intended for tenants that work in software development.

The seven-story building will have retail space at the bottom and offices intended for people working in software development.

Aside from a new outdoor plaza, there will also be a “collaboration space” at street level, and close to 2,400 square feet (223 square meters) of retail space.

Aiming for a LEED Gold Certification, the building will feature a wood canopy that covers the roof.

Tenants will have access to 34 parking spots, including two electric vehicle charging spaces, and a shed for 120 bikes that features a big green wall.

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