Microsoft makes CIBC Square, Toronto their new Canadian Headquarters

It has been announced that Microsoft will make WilkinsonEyre's CIBC Square, Toronto their new Canadian Headquarters. The move from Microsoft is one of several to both expand size and move into emerging markets.  Microsoft will occupy 132,000 ftover four floors at 81 Bay Street, accommodating approximately 15,000 employees. In addition to Microsoft, the building will also serve as Headquarters to Canada’s fifth-largest bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).  

The scheme is designed to elevate surrounding public realm areas through providing a new city bus terminal for Metrolinx, a new public park and connections into Union Station. 81 Bay Street is due to complete in 2020 with WilkinsonEyre currently working on designs for CIBC Square's second tower, 141 Bay Street, due to complete in 2023.