Gallery Square is the next big phase for Downtown Markham

Nov 29 2018, 8:14 pm

The suburban municipalities of the Greater Toronto Area are booming, and Markham is certainly no exception.

Local developer Remington Group plans to transform a site on Birchmount Road near Enterprise Boulevard into Gallery Square, a mixed-use redevelopment with upscale residential and retail spaces.

The mid-rise project, designed by architectural firm Quadrangle, will contain 600 homes and over 150,000-sq-ft of retail and restaurant space within the lower two levels.

Gallery Square Downtown Markham

Artistic rendering of Gallery Square in Downtown Markham redevelopment. (Quadrangle / Remington Group)

Gallery Square Downtown Markham

Artistic rendering of Gallery Square in Downtown Markham redevelopment. (Quadrangle / Remington Group)

The redevelopment will have a significant public realm, with its central public courtyard and outdoor promenade lined by the retail storefronts. The planned promenade is a continuation of the new district’s multi-block long public space.

A 2023/2024 completion is planned for Gallery Square.

Gallery Square Downtown Markham

Artistic rendering of Gallery Square and its location within the overall Downtown Markham redevelopment. (Quadrangle / Remington Group)

Overall, when fully complete, the emerging Downtown Markham area will span a land area of about 240 acres — equivalent to one-third of the area of Toronto Islands — and provide housing for up to 15,000 people, two million-sq-ft of retail, restaurant, and entertainment spaces, and 3.4 million-sq-ft of office space.

Some of the most unique and largest elements of the multi-phase redevelopment have already opened, including the ‘Pride of Canada’ carousel — the world’s first power-producing carousel — as well as a Cineplex cinemas location with a total of 2,500 seats and a Marriott Hotel with 220 guest rooms.

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