University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture (Heritage)
Completion: December 01, 2015
Total Construction Value: $17,000,000
Size: 14800 sq. ft.
One Spadina Crescent will be a showcase for Toronto — a world-leading venue for education, research, and public outreach on architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The revitalized site will be the new home of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. It doubles the space available to Daniels students and professors — to more than 100,000 square feet — and builds a far more visible platform for the Faculty. The One Spadina Project will be built in two overlapping stages, involving the existing 19th-century structure, the new construction to the north, and the surrounding landscape.
This 19th-century historical building is being upgraded with modern mechanical systems. These include the tie-in to the main high-pressure steam line from the University of Toronto with specialized underground perma-pipe installations that will provide the heat for this building. Other improvements include specialized piping systems in restricted spaces, radiant heating and cooling systems, and five mechanical rooms including the attic space.