From a blank canvas to a sought-after location: the art and architecture stories behind 777 Bay.
This unique mixed-use complex dates back to the mid-1970s. 777 Bay’s timeless 30-storey mirrored-glass tower was designed by architects at Webb Zerafa Menkes—now WZMH.
The internationally-renowned Canadian firm also conceived the CN Tower, the Royal Bank Plaza, and several other landmark buildings in other cities across Canada and worldwide.
777 Bay is part of the award-winning College Park Redevelopment Project.
Phased over almost twenty years, this master plan transformed a 5.3 ha downtown city block into a high-density, mixed-use development, notable for its significant private development and for creating a major urban public space for the city of Toronto.
Following the purchase of 777 Bay, Property & Leasing Manager and co-owner Canderel worked with co-owners CPC and TDAM to build on the office and retail complex’s legacy, reuniting 777 Bay with its original creators at WZMH Architects.
Along with lighting experts at Mulvey & Banani, WZMH conceived a new architectural language as it transformed 30,000+ SF of office lobby and retail areas. The result is a series of open spaces that feel airy and luminous and create a powerful contemporary image that reflects 777 Bay’s timeless quality.
Robert Davidson is a leading figure in the renaissance of Haida Art and culture. The Three Watchmen at 777 Bay was his first public commission.
A Northwest Coast native who’s also of Haida descent, Davidson works with several media. Widely recognized as a master carver of totem poles and masks, his creative interpretation of the traditional Haida form is unparalleled.