Maple Leaf Square
IBI Group provided architectural services for the design of Maple Leaf Square, a landmark, mixed-use complex in the heart of downtown Toronto.
ClientH&R Properties, Lanterra Development, Cadillac Fairview & Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment
A vibrant sports and entertainment district in downtown Toronto
The first of its kind in Canada, Maple Leaf Square is a mixed-use development consisting of retail, entertainment, hotel, grocery, office space, daycare/community amenities, and 900 residential suites. In association with KPMB, IBI Group provided architectural services for the design of the landmark complex, pioneering smart building technology and cutting-edge environmental features.
The 1,250,000 sq. ft. complex features two residential towers, 44- and 40-storeys respectively, located on top of a seven-storey commercial podium, featuring a 170-room Le Germain hotel, 200,000 square feet of office space, and over 100,000 square feet of retail, (including a Longo’s Supermarket and a Real Sports Bar and Grill). The podium provides connections to a common sky lobby, amenity space, and a landscaped décor for hotel, daycare and residential uses. Bisected by an internal street/galleria, residents have direct access to the IBI-designed Scotiabank Arena entrance, (formerly Air Canada Centre) home to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors.
The public square was designed to hold a capacity of 5,000 people, and features outdoor viewings of playoff games. With direct connections to Union Station and Scotiabank Arena, as well as multiple green spaces and public gathering areas, Maple Leaf Square has become a hub of entertainment/retail/sports activities and a recognizable landmark in Toronto’s downtown core.
Global Director, Buildings | IBI Living+
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.
Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Steve Kuo holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Cornell University and has 25 years of experience in all stages of architectural process with particular focus in design development, technical planning, construction documentation and management during building phase with a specialization in mixed use and high-rise residential projects.
As Project Manager, he oversees production of working drawings, contract administration and leads consultant teams for Client/Owner representatives as well as directs an Internal staff of ten on various large scale projects including Maple Leaf Square and Air Canada Centre.