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New Toronto Courthouse


The New Toronto Courthouse is a 750,000 sq.ft. high rise complex located in the heart of Downtown Toronto.   The design and construction of this facility is through the P3 Design Build process supported by Infrastructure Ontario. The building consists of a 17 story office tower that contains Judicial Courtrooms, supporting prisoner containment areas, office spaces, and parking amenities. The mechanical systems designed for the New Toronto Courthouse were carefully developed to meet the overall objectives for the project of reliability, sustainability, compatibility with overall architectural expression, flexibility, ease of maintenance, ease of expansion, and quiet operation. The mechanical scope of the project includes the plumbing, HVAC, cooling, and heating for the complex.  The courtrooms and office spaces are served from a Dedicated Outside Air Supply Unit serving on-floor compartment units. The supports systems for this building have strict requirements in terms of both noise management and comfort control, provided through systems that are integrated into the architectural design.  Separate HVAC systems have been provided to support the prisoner holding areas; that come complete with ligature resistant plumbing fixtures and solenoid valves to turn off water supply in case of emergencies.  Project is targeting LEED Silver certification.