Carttera Private Equities Inc. (Carttera) announces a major, long-term, downtown Toronto office leasing transaction at 65 King East, which will be home to Google, occupying 400,000 square feet of office space across 18 floors in Toronto’s newest, next-generation office development.
“Google is one of the most prominent, influential and well-recognized companies in the world. Our vision for 65 King East has always been to combine innovative office architecture and an employee-centric workplace design with a dynamic, forward-thinking organization. Google truly recognizes how 65 King East promotes sustainability, employee wellness, collaboration, productivity and health,” said Dean Cutting, Partner, Carttera.
“The fact that Google made a long-term commitment to our project is a testament that we are leading the future of innovative office design. We look forward to a long-term collaborative relationship with Google for many years to come,” said Cutting.
65 King East is owned by Carttera in conjunction with institutional co-investors: OpTrust, Manitoba Civil Service Superannuation Board and Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, which will be the long-term holders of the asset. The development’s design is a collaboration between world-renowned architects IBI Group and WZMH Architects. 65 King East is currently being built by PCL Construction. Google’s tenancy is a consolidation and relocation of offices in the Greater Toronto Area, with occupancy expected in 2021.
“Carttera built 65 King East with next-generation tenants and an evolving downtown core in mind,” said Jeff Friedman, Executive Vice President Office Leasing, CBRE. “Google’s decision to make 65 King East its new Toronto headquarters underscores the degree to which Toronto’s downtown core continues to expand. This is a significant statement of confidence in Toronto’s tech market and talent pool.”
Together with the efforts of CBRE, this significant transaction is a great match for the growing downtown core, bringing innovation and tech giants into the fold of Toronto’s tight office real estate market. With proximity to the TTC and Union Station, this office building also features over 18,000 sf of outdoor terraces, 196 bike stalls and 10,675 sf of retail space, while also incorporating smart building technologies and sustainability. With Wired Score Gold already accomplished, 65 King East has been designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.
About 65 King East
Located in the vibrant St. Lawrence neighbourhood, 65 King East is steps from the financial core at King & Yonge, and is less than a 10-minute walk to Union Station with seamless connections to the TTC, Go Transit, Via Rail and the UP Express. 65 King East has dedicated approximately 18,000 sf of terrace space over eight floors, offering expansive views of the city and lake, and is designed with a raised floor HVAC system and exposed concrete ceilings. www.65kingeast.com