Development and Design - The Well

Development and Design

The Perfect Partnership

The Well unites the vision and unique specialty of two top urban developers. The one-of-a-kind partnership between RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT. combines the residential, retail and office expertise necessary for the creation of the city’s first truly integrated mixed-use project.

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RioCan is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts. RioCan owns, manages and develops retail-focused, increasingly mixed-use properties located in prime, high-density transit-oriented areas where Canadians want to shop, live and work. As at March 31, 2023, our portfolio is comprised of 193 properties with an aggregate net leasable area of approximately 33.5 million square feet (at RioCan’s interest) including office, residential rental and 11 development properties.


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Allied is a leading owner, manager and developer of (i) distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities and (ii) network-dense urban data centres in Toronto that form Canada’s hub for global connectivity. Allied’s business is providing knowledge-based organizations with distinctive urban environments for creativity and connectivity.



World-Class Collaboration

At the helm of The Well’s design is a team of world renowned architects and urban designers committed to user experience and collaboration. Representing an impressive collective portfolio of projects, this team promises a people-focused property designed with human connection and community building in mind.


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Adamson Associates Architects

Executive Architect — Toronto-based Adamson Associates is a full-service architectural practice noted for its tradition of design excellence and technical expertise since 1934. Its portfolio of international projects spans a wide range of sectors such as commercial, hotel and residential, institutional and mixed-use. Some of the company’s large-scale developments include the World Trade Center redevelopment in New York and Canary Wharf in London.


Hariri Pontarini Architects

Office Architect — Hariri Pontarini Architects is an award-winning architectural firm that has been based in Toronto since 1994. David Pontarini’s vision can be seen in many beautiful buildings that grace the Toronto skyline, and the company’s commitment to design quality and strong relationships can be seen through inspired occupants, satisfied stakeholders and harmonious design.



Retail Architect — Originally established in 1961 as Building Design Partnership, BDP is a leading global practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists with the shared belief that design is essential to improving our quality of life. They also believe that people lie at the heart of every design process, and are committed to creating integrated, holistic and sustainable solutions for all of life’s activities.

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Claude Cormier + Associés

Landscape Design — Based in Montreal Claude Cormier + Associés is a second-generation conceptualist Landscape designer firm. Over the years, the company has acquired a solid reputation noted for his originality and creativity. For the firm, Landscape architecture is used to create an experience that embodies humor, subversion, and pleasure. The firm has been privileged to work on – Sugar Beach, Toronto Waterfront; the transformation and adaptive re-use of the Don Valley, Evergreen Brickworks; the public landscape for the Four-Seasons Hotel and Berczy Park, downtown Toronto.

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Wellington Market Architect — Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects is an innovative architecture studio located in Toronto, Canada. Partners Ralph Giannone and Pina Petricone share a desire to create truly unique urban experiences. Testament to this is the firm’s award-winning experience, from engaging commercial and hospitality interiors, small and mid-scaled mixed-use projects knit into the urban fabric, through to large-scale, multi-phased infill projects. The firm is intrinsically interested in responsible and sustainable intensification and has a keen interest in urban culture and its physical manifestation.

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Residential Architects

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Wallman Architects

Residential Architect | Wellington St W Buildings A, B & C — Wallman Architects is a Canadian architectural firm dedicated to exceptional design, including some of Toronto's most celebrated residential projects. Rudy Wallman established WA in 2006 after honing his craft in a previous practice founded in 1985. For over a decade, WA has developed an extensive portfolio of mixed-use, residential, hospitality, institutional and urban design projects across Canada and around the world.

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Residential Architect | Front St W Buildings D, E & F — Architects-Alliance is responsible for award-winning residences that reflect a deep understanding of how architecture helps to shape both the city and the people who inhabit it. AA’s team of 45 architects, designers and technologists has emerged as a major full-spectrum service provider whose work can be found all over Canada, the U.S. and Europe. This design-driven studio collaborates on a range of projects, from academic and institutional buildings to large-scale mixed-use developments. Its portfolio includes condominiums and affordable housing, classrooms and research labs, private courtyards and urban streetscapes.

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  • 16-storeys, first and second floor retail and restaurant, residential remainder
  • 16-storeys, first and second floor retail and restaurant, residential remainder
  • 14-storeys, first and second floor retail and restaurant, residential remainder
  • 21-storeys, first-floor retail/office, second-floor to fourth-floor office, residential remainder
  • 36-storeys, first-floor retail, second-floor fitness centre, third – sixth-floor office, residential remainder
  • 42-storeys, first and second-floor retail, third – sixth-floor office, residential remainder
  • 38-storeys, first-floor café and lobby, second-floor to thirty-fifth-floor office, thirty-eighth-floor flagship restaurant with rooftop