Yonge and Eglinton Centre is a 750,000 square foot space that has two office towers above the three-storey mall. It serves as an office complex as well as a destination for recreation and shopping.
Inside the mall you’ll find 75 different retail offerings, and directly beneath the complex is the Eglinton subway station – convenient access to the shopping area. And things are getting better…
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As of this moment, an extension to the podium is being constructed. Visible even at street level, it is known as The Cube. To the existing mall, upon completion, this establishment will provide an additional of 40,000 square meters that will stretch to the west of Eglinton.
The Cube will be composed of glass and metal finishing, and the threshold between the shops and the street will be diffused, all designed to suggest an open and welcoming ambiance.
The top of the establishment will serve as the public terrace. A glass elevator will be the bridge to adjoin the ground level and the top, offering an experience not unlike that in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory!
The Ground Level
To catch up with the passage of time, some programs on the ground level will be relocated on the garden terrace. A portion of the square, however, will continue to exist on its original position and will serve as a venue for various events.
To create a consistent look that will blend with The Cube, the existing retail space will be subject for renovation.
The Great Hall
To clarify the matter, this is not the Great Hall of Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardy by J.K Rowling featured in Harry Potter. There will be no long tables and crowds of young magical folks, however, this Great Hall of Yonge and Eglinton center will be the principal focus of the transformation of the place.
The Great Hall will be the iconic target point and hub of the place. There will be large scale installations around the place. On the wall will be countless screens that will display multimedia and other advertisements. The hall will be built in glass balconies. There will also be elevator to take you conveniently anywhere in the place.
As estimated, the construction will be completed by the end of this year. An LRT from Crosstown to Eglinton will also be built. The Cube, on the other hand, will be serving the people by mid-2015, almost two years from now.
Yonge and Eglinton is getting better and better – it’s just a matter of time!