The Globe and Mail is moving to St. Lawrence Neighbourhood in the former Toronto Sun building at 351 King St. E., east of Sherbourne, in 2016 from their current location on Front Street West.
The Globe and Mail will occupy over 130,000 square feet on the top floors of the building, a 500,000 square foot, 17-storey office tower designed by local firm Diamond Schmitt Architects.
The newspaper wanted to be located in a neighbourhood with a high walkability score (rated 98%). To be called the Globe and Mail Centre, it is within walking distance of the Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, Toronto’s Waterfront, Union Station and other modes of transportation.
“The Globe and Mail employees are excited to have the opportunity to move to new offices that will better enable us to create the high quality content and award winning journalism our customers expect. The Globe and Mail Centre, globeandmailcentre.ca, will be a symbol of the rapid evolution of The Globe and Mail as a multimedia business, as we take advantage of digital delivery platforms and drive culture change,” said Publisher and CEO Phillip Crawley.
The Globe and Mail, “Canada’s national newspaper,” founded in 1844, including Report on Business magazine, and globeandmail.com, the newspaper’s online and mobile media hub, reach a combined 6.3 million readers every month.
First Gulf is the landlord and developer that revamped and modernized the building.