Loblaws, St. Clair – Following a lengthy planning approvals process, Loblaw Companies Limited proceeded with a 65,000 sf store and ancillary retail incorporating a two-level parking structure. The project’s location over an existing public transit hub of streetcars, buses and subway required coordination among the client, design and engineering teams, contractor, City departments and the Toronto Transit Commission. Turner Fleischer’s innovative design solution included a structure suspended from the roof to avoid bearing on the existing transit interchange. The project was awarded the 2000 Ontario Steel Design Award.
Loblaws, Yonge & Yonge – Incorporating a new brand look into a high-profile grocery store can have its challenges, including keeping this iconic store open during construction and retaining the store’s existing wood features. As the prime construction consultant, Turner Fleischer coordinated a phased approach to the renovation that involved working after store hours. This allowed Loblaws to remain operational and open for its customers. The integration of the contemporary “Inspire” look and clean lines with the store’s unique pitched roof and wood siding was accomplished using a 3D Revit model. This accurate model of the existing building provided the basis for design options uniting the two distinct styles. The final result is a shopping atmosphere featuring improved flow, new open layout of the Fresh Hall, and harmonious blend of wood and steel.