Strollers: The Well

Apr 04, 2024

North York Strollers

Thursday, April 4, 2024
10:00 a.m.

The Well

an innovative architectural wonder, near many downtown attractions including the waterfront
Meet at Union Subway Station – Streetcar Platform
Convener: Joanne Famiglietti

Tour Guide: Len Nicholson


Please email Joanne Famiglietti if you plan to attend:
[email protected]
Check out photo albums of previous events.


Rooted in Toronto’s Past. Influencing Its FutureA joint venture between RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT, The Well is a bold reflection of Toronto’s energy and diversity and an extension of the urban vibrancy of King West. Bordering Front, Spadina and Wellington, it is a mixture of retail, commercial and residential space in downtown Toronto that will draw approximately 22,000 daily visitors, including the approximately 11,000 residents and employees that will live and work at The Well. The design includes 1.2 million square feet of office space and 320,000 square feet of retail and food service. It has 1,700 residential units spread throughout six residential rentals and condominiums, plus one iconic office building connected to a three-level retail base.

Architectural Harmony

At its heart, The Well is about fluidity, creativity and connectivity. Toronto craves venues and opportunities to explore and discover. Adamson Architects, HPA, BDP, GPA Architects and CCxA have woven opportunities for all throughout the master plan.

A pedestrian-first design complements King West’s existing laneways, encouraging a seamless flow to, from, and within The Well. Special emphasis is placed on creating a fluid design that’s simple to navigate, enabling people to move easily throughout.


An evolving material palette mirrors the transition from the urban vibrancy of King Street West to the hustle of the financial district. Bold brick and beam (reclaimed from the former buildings) blend seamlessly with sophisticated applications of terracotta, glass and steel.


A dramatic sculptural glass canopy is suspended above the Retail Walk of The Well, covering sixty percent of the main East-West connection. The canopy provides a year-round shield against the elements.

The Well Community spans across 7.7 acres in Toronto’s King West

·         320,000 sq ft of Retail & Food Experiences

·         1.2M sq ft of Premium Office Space

·         1,700 Residential Suites