Parliament Street Data Centre
Located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, this building responds to its rich context through its visually interesting skin and stepped massing. At five storeys in height, this 22,000 m² data centre houses one level of underground parking, approximately 13,000 m² of white space, one floor dedicated to building systems and tenant offices on the ground level. Clad entirely in a combination of smooth and ribbed porcelain panels and set upon a clear glass base, the patterned façades are designed to pay homage to the early computer “punch card” technology, an early form of data processing. A testament to the close working relationship with the developer, City Planners and Waterfront Toronto, the team achieved Minor Variances, Site Plan Application and Building Permit in 90 days.