Our Client’s Challenge
The client’s objective was to build a Toronto landmark, soaring 55 storeys in the heart of Yorkville, downtown Toronto’s up-market shopping and restaurant quarter. This luxury development, designed by architectsAlliance in joint venture with Page and Steele, was set to have 259 hotel rooms and 210 private condominiums, a two-storey spa, restaurant, café and event spaces. WSP was engaged to provide full mechanical, electrical, IT, security, A/V design and services for the 800,000 square foot development of this property.
Our full building services design for the hotel includes a centralized chiller plant for the hotel with an independent heat pump system for the residences and a combined centralized boiler plant serving both the hotel and residences.
We incorporated energy-saving features such as intelligent thermostats for guestrooms, heat recovery on air handling units, high-efficiency LED and cold cathode lighting in selected areas, and low-flow plumbing fixtures in back-of-house areas. All meeting and function rooms are equipped with integrated audio and video projection systems, and the security system features IP-based integrated card access and a CCTV system.