Entro(Toronto) has been working with vivaNext and Delcan on the new Rapid Bus transit in the York Region. Entro shaped not only the signage and wayfinding for this development, but also designed the new look of the fare equipment. The new Ticket Validator Machines are a sleeker and a more modern complement to the stations, Bayview Tower interchange, and the architecture of the entire system.

Entro designed and implemented the site and interior wayfinding, building identification signage, and the iconic electronic display landmark for Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Designed by B+H Architects, the building features a multi-faceted shell clad in aluminum panels. The roof of the main entrance “gives the illusion of the earth’s crust peeling away to reveal a window into the aquatic world.” This expression is further emphasized through the folded façade surfaces. Entro interpreted the faceted folded plate structure as an analogy to develop an origami-like feel for the exterior signage elements, achieving visual integration with the architecture.

The firm worked with SickKids: Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, an innovative research facility towering above Toronto that represents brilliance in modern technology, architecture, and design. In the main lobby of the new tower the donor wall features atmospheric hues of blue. The donor recognition program on the exterior is enhanced by vertical blue glass fins with deep edged donor names and integrated LED lights. Two and three-story high, colorful wall graphics are artistic abstract translations of the scientific themes of the various research areas such as Brain Research, Cancer Stem Cells Biology, and Genetic Diseases. Smaller black and white graphics at each elevator core leading to the neighborhoods introduce the visual theme as well as the main donor for that area.

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