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An Architectural Intervention
Constructed in the 1980s, this Hwy 10 and Steeles plaza in Brampton required an “architectural intervention.” Kaneff Properties felt the existing building needed to be enhanced, the facades rejuvenated – and a new two-storey commercial space added to the adjacent vacant lot. When it came time to choose an architectural firm for the design, they turned to ATA.
ATA’s proposal was to create a new corner office and retail building that would act as the focal point of the complex. In turn, this addition was to be attached to the existing plaza, which was to be renovated to complement the new design. Walkway connections and landscaping were to link the commercial centre to the intersection and to make the whole plaza more pedestrian oriented. The end result was a mixed-use complex (with a much stronger identity) that offered commercial, restaurant and office space.