Today, Mr. Hugh Mansfield, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place officially announced Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place has achieved LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the Canada Green Building Council. Allstream Centre is now the first conference centre in Canada with LEED Silver certification.
Renovated in 2009, Allstream Centre combined state-of-the art technology with environmental responsibility and sustainability and was built according to LEED Silver Standards. LEED is an internationally recognized system for evaluating the sustainability of building design, construction and operations. LEED certified buildings incorporate leading-edge features that protect the environment and promote healthy working and living conditions.
The Centre’s renovation design by NORR Limited allowed for significant updates to the building’s façade and proves an historic building can be repurposed to be environmentally conscious and forward thinking. Allstream Centre serves as the go to venue for meetings, conventions, galas, special events in the City of Toronto, while offering high environmental standards. Among the highlights are the largest ballroom in Toronto, 20 divisible meeting rooms, fully powered by renewable energy, natural light throughout, a rainwater harvesting program, HVAC system, Low-VOC adhesives, sealants, and carpets, a white “cool roof”, and LED-technology for all exterior lighting to name a few.
“We are proud to receive this certification through the hard work and dedication from our design and construction partners and Exhibition Place employees,” says Dianne Young, Exhibition Place CEO “With partners like NORR Ltd., Enermodal Engineering, FCM, Carillion Canada and Allstream we successfully obtained LEED Silver Certification within a short period of time”.
About Allstream Centre
Allstream Centre located at Exhibition Place offers meeting planners Canada’s premier environmentally friendly meeting venue for groups of 50 – 2000 delegates. Operating under the Exhibition Place GREENSmart Program, Allstream Centre’s LEED Silver conference centre is conveniently located on the shores of Lake Ontario at Exhibition Place. Allstream Centre is a purpose-built conference centre with 20 meeting rooms, and the largest divisible, column-free, ballroom in Toronto. For additional information go to www.allstreamcentre.com.