Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects
Photo by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
Located on the Toronto waterfront, TEDCO's Corus Building serves as the Toronto headquarters for Corus Entertainment, one of Canada's largest integrated media and entertainment companies. The office and broadcast centre is a hub of activity with round-the-clock broadcasting and public performances. This seven-storey building also has retail and restaurant spaces on the ground floor. Located on the roof is a district energy cooling and heating plant.
The project involved building a new heating and cooling plant on top of an existing fully tenanted 24/7 media/office building. The new plant run by Enwave consists of two 2.4MW (8,200MBH) boilers relocated from the interim plant as well as two new 880 ton chillers, pumps and cooling towers. Originally, the building was heated and cooled by an interim district energy plant located across the street. However, the parcel of land that held the existing district energy plant was sold and a new heating and cooling plant needed to be constructed on the roof of the building. A tight construction site located on top of an existing building, a fully tenanted media/office building that runs 24/7, minimal allowable building shutdowns, and sensitive broadcasting equipment located near to the construction area were just some of the challenges that were overcome in order to complete this project.