KPMG – Toronto North
Located adjacent to the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, KPMG’s Toronto North office strives to stay ahead of the curve by relocating some 500 employees to this up-and-coming urban hub. IBI Group’s interiors team was tasked with the strategic studies and also the design and project management of this state-of-the-art, 136,000 sq. ft. project.
KPMG’s Toronto North office marks first development in Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
Looking to support growth and local businesses around the GTA, KPMG made a very strategic move in their decision to open a full-service location in Vaughan which opened in the fall of 2016. Along with the real estate and leadership teams at KPMG, IBI Group’s corporate interiors team developed a new and innovative design standard for KPMG, emphasizing technology, health and wellness, sustainability and resiliency.
The top floor of Toronto North houses the client area, boardrooms and training facilities, which were not sufficient in KPMG’s previous location. The lower five floors are practice areas, connected by an attractive interwoven staircase, set against KPMG’s signature blue brand colour.
The staircase traverses all operational floors, offering a viable elevator alternative for staff, promoting health and fitness, as well as a vertical connection for communication and interaction between teams. All window areas on the practice floors are open to staff so that they have access to daylight and surrounding views from any location.
At present, 2/3 hoteling stations are available throughout each floor to promote additional mobility and flexibility with more to come. With this move, the office also went completely paperless.
Award of Merit
By Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario