Toronto’s Exhibition Place opens new sky bridge

Exhibition Place in Toronto, Canada, has opened the new Sky Bridge that connects the Beanfield Centre to Hotel X Toronto.

Don Boyle, president and CEO of Exhibition Place, said: “We are enhancing access to Exhibition Place's historic and landmark buildings, landscapes, and features that provide the foundation for meetings, conventions and exhibitions that bring the people of this City together. The ongoing evolution of Exhibition Place will build upon this tradition by showcasing innovation and enhancing spaces for all visitors."

Exhibition Place is Canada's largest entertainment and convention site, attracting over 5.5m visitors a year. Exhibition Place's Enercare Centre recently achieved the distinction of North America's top 30 convention centres for trade shows and events from Exhibitor Magazine's Centres of Excellence for 2021.

With the opening of the new Sky Bridge, connectivity between buildings has been improved, and the walkway provides a safer link. The Bridge links the conference levels of the Beanfield Centre and Hotel X Toronto mid-block between Princes' Boulevard and Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Mark Grime, the board chair of Exhibition Place, commented: "Exhibition Place plays a critical role in the social, cultural and economic success of our city, and the country.”

Designed by NORR Architects and built by EllisDon, the design features a floor-to-ceiling insulated glass panel cladding that encloses the exposed steel structure and a three-colour interlayered film. The multicolour film decreases the solar heat gain to under 50% of the levels of transparent glazing, which aims to make the structure more sustainable.