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Creative industry leaders flock to Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts

By Lucas on Sep 13, 2017

Prestigious and leading organizations in the creative industry continue to flock to Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts in Toronto’s booming East Bayfront area.

Daniels recently announced that award-winning firms, CORE Architects and House of Cool, will be relocating their offices to 130 QQE, the office condos at Daniels Waterfront. The 85-person team at CORE will operate out of 20,000 square feet and House of Cool’s 50 employees will have 6,000 square feet.

“We’re thrilled to have these two industry-leading firms join the many other organizations who have recognized the benefits of collaborating with an arts and innovation community in one Toronto’s most coveted locations,” says Dominic Tompa, Broker of Record, City Life Realty.

CORE has more than 150 condo projects under their belt, 60 of which are located in downtown Toronto. They have also designed more than 200 million square feet of residential and 1,500 retail outlets internationally.  

13th floor at 130 QQE in Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts 13th floor

“Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts is tailor-made for CORE Architects in its feel, overall design and spirit,” says Babak Eslahjou, CORE’s Principal. “The playfulness of the waterfront, combined with the creative, inspirational space within the development, will give us the work-play balance imperative to our firm’s success.”

House of Cool is a world renowned animation studio offering design, editorial, and storyboard services. One of their latest projects was Netflix’s Troll Hunters, which won six Daytime Emmys for Creative Arts. They also worked on Despicable Me, Ice Age, Rio 2, and for corporate clients such as Microsoft, Pepsi, Unilever, and Walmart.

“Moving to the waterfront gives us more than just a bigger office space. It gives us something that embodies our culture of storytelling, fun, collaboration, and productivity,” says Wes Lui, House of Cool’s Co-Founder.

Located at Lower Jarvis and Queens Quay East, Daniels Waterfront is comprised of 1.32 million square feet of office, retail, academic, residential, and public amenity space. There are two condo towers and two office condos, joined by the Yard, an outdoor courtyard with shopping, dining, and Sugar Beach North.

12th floor at 130 QQE in Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts 12th floor

Other organizations that have decided to call 130 QQE home include Colleges of Ontario, George Brown College, OCAD University, Artscape, Manifesto, the Remix Project, and other retailers, law firms, tech companies, and financial institutions.

At 130 QQE, there is still 30,000 square feet of office space available on the 12th and 13th floors. All 130 QQE businesses will have access to shared bookable boardrooms, a communal lounge and kitchenette, and a 4,000 square foot, south-facing patio with lake views and WiFi.

There is also an additional 55,000 square feet of office and retail space at 9 Lower Jarvis in the podium of one of the residential towers.

130 QQE occupancy is scheduled for 2018 and Lower Jarvis is scheduled for 2019. If your business is looking for a new place to call home, you should definitely check out Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts!   

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