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WE Global Learning Centre

Toronto, ON

About the project

Kohn Partnership Architects, along with TriAxis Construction and k2designworks, restored and modernized this iconic east-end heritage building to create WE Charity’s new Global Learning Centre and Headquarter offices. The project is located in Toronto’s historic Corktown neighbourhood in the building that once housed the iconic ‘Marty Millionaire’ furniture store. The famous address has had numerous tenants since it was built including a bowling alley and many furniture stores – the most famous being the teal-painted furniture store, which was a local landmark. 

Project Information

  • Building Size: 43,000 SF
  • Client: WE Charity / TriAxis Construction / k2designworks
  • Award: Heritage Toronto William Greer Architectural Conservation & Craftsmanship Award
  • Award: National Trust for Canada Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award