Project for the Construction of a TRCA Administrative Office

In June 2016, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Board of Directors approved the construction of an administrative office building at 5 Shoreham Drive in Toronto and directed staff to take the necessary action to complete the project.

Early in 2017, all six of TRCA’s participating municipalities, by way of their respective councils, approved the project and the allocation of $60 million in new and existing capital funding toward the project.

With support for the project and funding largely in place, TRCA has proceeded with the planning and construction of a new Head Office at 5 Shoreham Drive.


exterior rendering of new TRCA head office at 5 Shoreham Drive in Toronto
Exterior rendering of the new TRCA Head Office at 5 Shoreham Drive

The new building will be designed to:

  • Reduce operational costs
  • Provide a healthy workplace for employees and visitors
  • Set a high-water mark for office building development
  • Positively influence others engaged in designing and building communities in our jurisdiction and beyond.

TRCA is committed to applying best practices in green building and sustainable design. The building structure is envisioned to be a low-carbon wood and concrete hybrid system, which compliments the recent changes to the Ontario Building Code to permit wood structured buildings.

At minimum, the building will strive to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification and WELL Building certification.

Mass Timber Construction

The mass timber trade has now placed structure around the perimeter of the entire building, as shown below.

© Willie Carroll | IRC Building Sciences Group | A Rimkus Company. Video provided by Element 5.

aerial view of new TRCA administrative office building

Drone image from southwest

drone image of new TRCA administrative office building

View from Tennis Canada

view of new TRCA administrative building from the west

View from west

view of Black Creek ravine from the second floor of the new TRCA administrative building

View to Black Creek Ravine from 2nd floor

radiant ceiling panels being installed at the new TRCA administrative building

Mechanical Install for radiant ceiling panels

southward view of second floor of new TRCA administrative building

2nd floor view to south – Planning area

View of the Planning desk area on the second floor of the new TRCA administrative building

View to Planning desk area at 2nd floor

view of elevator lobby area of the new TRCA administrative building

View to elevator lobby


Architectural Design Phase: October 2017 – July 2018

Site Plan Approval: April 2018 – May 2020

Tender Construction: February 2019 – December 2019

Construction: January 2020 – September 2023


Architecture ZAS Architects and Bucholz McEvoy Architects
Landscape Architect Schollen & Company Inc.
Civil / Municipal Consultant The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd.
Structural Consultant RJC Engineers
Mechanical Consultant Integral Group
Electrical Consultant Mulvey & Banani
Space Planner / Interior Designer ZAS Architects and Bucholz McEvoy Architects
Life Safety / Building Code Vortex Fire
Energy Modeling Transsolar | KlimaEngineering
Elevators KJA Consultants Inc.
Security & Surveillance Mulvey & Banani
ICAT (or ICT) Mulvey & Banani
Audio / Visual Mulvey & Banani
Acoustic Swallow Acoustic Consultants Ltd.
Traffic and Transportation LEA Consulting Ltd.
Building Envelope RJC Engineers
Sustainability / LEED Green Reason
Project Management Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Municipal Approvals SvN Architects + Planners
Construction Manager Eastern Construction
Project Financing CIBC
Commissioning Services JLSR Engineering Inc.
Facilities Manager Bouygues Energies and Services
Geotechnical Golder and Associates
Public Art Consultant Tatar Art Projects


Please contact:
Chris Ellis, Manager, Major Contracts