An escalator system runs up the core of the building to the ninth floor. This space will be much brighter when a skylight is cut into the roof.
This building is an example of the brutalist style of architecture. Here, the rough concrete lines of the building stand out.
The long, arched former Sears employees’ entrance on the west side of the building will be preserved, although the adjoining brick walls will be cut away on either side and replaced with glass.
The front lobby will be replaced and enlarged by a glass atrium.
A Brutalist Beauty Gets a Refit: 222 Jarvis Street sets the bar for how Ontario will modernize its government office buildings.