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.

LATEST NEWS

World GBC’s “Building a Better Future” collective of films explores the profound effect buildings have on the quality of people’s lives and the role the green buildings movement can play in tackling the climate emergency. The intention of “Building a Better Future” was to look at case studies and projects occurring within organizations that translate rhetoric into action. By shining a light on the most interesting examples of best practice from across the sector, the series hopes to increase awareness and understanding, and drive change in the ways in which buildings are designed, built and operated.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) involvement in the “Building A Better Future” highlights how TRCA’s overall work in the larger community in combination with the effort to achieve a more sustainable new administration building. Over the course of the summer and fall 2019, TRCA staff worked closely with the BBC StoryWorks production team to produce a short film that tells the story of the work that TRCA does within the watersheds of the GTA with a particular focus on how the new administration building will showcase the use of mass timber as a way of making the building more sustainable.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

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.

MILESTONE SCHEDULE

Architectural Design Phase: October 2017 – July 2018

Site Plan Approval: April 2018 – May 2020

Tender Construction: February 2019 – December 2019

Construction: January 2020 – July 2022

Occupancy: April 2022 – July 2022

PROJECT DESIGN TEAM

DISCIPLINE FIRM
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

QUESTIONS?

Please contact:
Jed Braithwaite, Senior Project Manager
jed.braithwaite@trca.ca