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Delta Toronto Hotel

Completed in 2014, this flagship Delta Hotel became the tallest free standing hotel built in Toronto’s downtown core in the last 20 years. Soaring above the city’s transformative skyline at 160 metres, this signature mixed-used high-rise is facilitating world class hospitality and urban access in the heart of the city’s entertainment and financial districts. 


Client
GWL Realty Advisors
Location
Toronto, ON
Gold LEED
2014 Completed

Beyond its core purpose of providing premium four-star hospitality to visitors, the hotel needed to act as a cultural stepping stone to neighbouring attractions including the CN Tower, sports stadiums, a major convention centre, and revitalized waterfront. It also needed to connect visitors and residents alike to the city’s main transportation and business hubs, all the while preserving Delta’s commitment to being strong, future-forward community builders. 

With a predominant stance on the corner of Bremner and Lower Simcoe Streets, the hotel stands strongly alongside the city’s iconic CN Tower. The hotel’s signature tower is part of the South Core Financial Centre (SFC) District, a fully integrated complex that includes two office towers to the east. Its architecture is comprised of large building blocks playfully articulated through timeless graphic patterns, sculpted atop a three-storey podium that delivers powerful visual connections between exterior and interior. The result: a strongly recognizable sight for first time visitors, and a highly functional hub for the city’s downtown inhabitants. 

The 46-storey tower accommodates 567 guest rooms, 16,000 square feet of banquet and conference space, a 163-seat restaurant and 78-seat patio. It also provides direct access to Toronto’s financial and entertainment districts through the city’s PATH network, connected by an urban forest roof, leading directly to Union Station and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre through the award-winning SFC bridge.  

“The building represents the best in global hospitality design and will contribute significantly to the enhancement of the urban landscape of the city,” said Mansoor Kazerouni, Design Principal for the project. “It embodies Delta’s core values of community building, innovation, and excellence, and will rapidly become an important part of the city’s architectural identity as it assumes its prominent position in the skyline.”

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Mansoor Kazerouni

Global Director, Buildings | IBI Living+
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
Every building has its own idiosyncratic constraints of context, site, program, budget, and vocabulary. The challenge is to successfully resolve them into a gracefully crafted architectural composition. Our role as designers is to ensure that each building has its own personality and responds appropriately to its urban context. This is what we do best.

Mr. Kazerouni is the Global Director of Buildings at IBI. Mr. Kazerouni graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Master’s degree, in 1991. With over 25 years of experience, he has a significant portfolio of projects completed or underway across Canada, the United States, the UK, UAE, Jordan and India. These include high density high-rise residential buildings, hotels, office, retail, institutional, and complex urban mixed-use developments. A number of these projects have been nominated for and received Urban Design and Architectural Design awards.

Mr. Kazerouni has been a guest lecturer on the subject of architecture and mixed-use design at universities, conferences and various panels. He has also been interviewed on the subject by architectural publications, newspapers, television and other media. Mr. Kazerouni’s abilities and expertise in his field have been recognized by his appointment to the City of Mississauga’s Urban Design Advisory Panel, the City of Markham’s Urban Design Advisory Panel and the City of Vaughan’s Urban Design Advisory Panel. He is also a past Advisory Board Member of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Jonathan Berg

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Jonathan Berg has over 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. His involvement on a number of high-profile projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residence, The Shores at Bronte Harbour and the award-winning Toronto Delta Hotel, has enabled him to develop his management skills. Jonathan also works closely with IBI Group’s Legal Counsel related to matters in Loss Prevention & Liability Claims Applications for Pro-Demnity.