In June 2016, the 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 is proceeding with the planning and construction of a new Head Office at 5 Shoreham Drive.
This 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.
Architectural Design Phase: October 2017 – July 2018
Site Plan Approval: April 2018 – February 2019
Tender Construction: February 2019 – May 2019>
Construction: June 2019 – March 2021
Occupancy: March 2021 – June 2021
PROJECT DESIGN TEAM
|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)|
Senior Project Manager, Toronto and Region Conservation