On Thursday, September 27 Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) officially opened the doors to its new
Toronto headquarters, located on the 30th floor of Cadillac Fairview’s 250 Yonge Street office tower. Designed in collaboration with creative firm Sid Lee Architecture the office serves as a home to COC and Canadian Olympic Foundation staff, Olympians and partners, allowing them to come together and promote the values of the Olympic Movement. View the complete gallery
The hanging lights are inspired by the COC’s strength and dynamism. The angles echo the bleachers’ linear movements. They are meant to illustrate speed lines.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA) The town hall’s bleachers are inspired by mountains, ascension and performance. It features a “Virtue Is Victory” mural, which is the Team Canada campaign from the PyeongChang 2018 Games. This piece, by the artist Ben Johnston, gives the space depth and rhythm.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA) The kitchen proudly displays the COC’s values. The high table is the main gathering area for sports broadcasts. The kitchen was also designed in particular to support high volumes of activity when hosting events.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA) Sports visuals are integrated into this space, representing athletes from Team Canada. The dry-erase vinyl wall murals serve as a canvas for team meetings. On the left are the directors’ desks (not secluded), highlighted with an architectural wood ceiling. In the middle of the photo is a private office with glass walls, which allow for natural light and visual contact.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA) A preview of the town hall from the reception desk, showing a panoramic view of Lake Ontario. The town hall is the office’s main meeting area. It allows about a hundred people to attend informal gatherings. It’s made up of a number of little flexible areas that can easily be used by employees.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA) Reception desk in a sculptural shape with the new Team Canada logo overhead. To the left, a screen showing the team’s official partners. To the right, a sneak peek of the town hall, the heart of the office.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA) Open-air workspace bordered by collaborative workstations. Underneath an architectural wood ceiling are the department directors’ desks.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA) Private workspace and meeting room. The hanging light enhances the acoustics thanks to its felt panels. The graphic design on the sliding doors is inspired by the COC’s new brand image.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA) Open-air workspace bathed in natural light. Each workstation is equipped with a storage unit, also used as a cushioned divider.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA) Individual workspace for one or two people removed from the open-air workspaces. The room offers a working desk overlooking Toronto’s cityscape. The graphic design on the sliding doors is inspired by the COC’s new brand image.
© Maxime Brouillet (for COC & SLA)
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