University of Toronto - Landscape of Landmark Quality
The University of Toronto campus’s historic core set in the middle of downtown Toronto, is set to undergo a transformation that would see it become greener, more accessible, sustainable and walkable. The King’s College Circle field is being excavated to create a single-story underground parking garage. After this is built, the field will be redesigned and rebuilt above the garage in the current King’s College Circle location. Additionally, this project will have the installation of a massive underground geoexchange field that will help reduce U of T’s greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 15,000 metric tons per year.
Kelson will be installing all mechanical systems in the new Underground Parking Garage as well as a snow melting system that will heat the pathways running throughout the landscape area. Kelson will take part in the install of an extremely large Geoexchange system using this heat transfer to provide various forms of heating for the parking garage, landscape, and infrastructure for future U of T facilities. The geoexchange systems will allow U of T to maintain efficient operation with a much smaller impact on the environment. The complex mechanical room running through almost the entire east side of the parking garage will be used as a teaching tool and lecture setting for U of T students to further their knowledge on mechanical systems.