The MaRs Project

Project Value: Phase II $215 Million, Tenant Fit-up $7.9 Million


ERA/ZW Health Sciences (a partnership between ZW Group and Elliott Realty Advisors) was awarded the contract to provide full Project Management Services for design and substructure construction.

Photos by Morgan Hotston

The MaRS Building, developed at the corner of University Avenue and College Street in Toronto, Ontario, creates an innovation and commercialization centre in Toronto’s Discovery District.The Phase II building includes underground parking, retail and several levels of office and associated research lab facilities. The new building was integrated at the concourse and ground levels with the Phase I building facilities. The building envelope consisted of curtain wall and glazing with some architectural pre-cast at the loading area.

Tenant Fit-Up

As Owner’s Project Management Representative, ZW was awarded the contract to provide full Project Management Services on Landlord and Tenant Fit-up work. Each tenant was bound by individual lease agreement dates, therefore, ZW’s team of Project Managers implemented a program that met the Lease Agreements, and ensured that the Constructor’s roles were maintained for the multiple General Contractors that were working in the building, all while having met the overall Master Schedule and Budgets. Tenants include: Health, University, Research, Open and Collaborative spaces, and Retail Spaces.