Aerial photo of 25 Adra Grado Way – Scala Residences Inc., a brown and white residential condominium building surrounded by trees nestled in the Bayview Village neighbourhood.
Photo credits: Tridel

This project is nestled in the Bayview Village neighbourhood. It includes 500 luxury residential condominium suites and several indoor and outdoor amenity areas. The building successfully achieved the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2, v2 requirements and has also achieved LEED® 2009 Gold certification. The building’s sustainability elements promote biodiversity, occupant well-being and optimized energy and water performance.

  • Total Gross Area (Size) – 53,296 m2
  • Building Type – Residential
  • Building Location – 25 Adra Grado Way
  • Project Website

This Toronto Green Standard Tier 2, Version 2.0 and LEED® 2009 Gold Certified project includes:

Energy Savings

3,100,537 kWh (27.7 percent energy cost savings vs. ASHRAE 90.1-2010 + SB-10).

Energy Efficiency Measures

  • High performance spandrel, wall and roof insulation
  • High performance glazing
  • Efficient LED lighting fixtures
  • Occupancy sensors in parking areas and common areas
  • In-suite energy recovery ventilators
  • In-suite Unilux fan coils with electronically commutated motors (ECM)
  • In-suite Daikin variable refrigerant flow (VRV) IV units (air cooled)
  • High efficiency centrifugal chillers
  • Variable frequency drives (VFDs) on cooling tower fans
  • 95 percent efficient lead condensing boiler
  • 96 percent efficient instantaneous domestic hot water (DHW) boilers

Water Efficient Fixtures and Fittings

Low-flow plumbing fixtures were selected for installation to reduce potable water consumption by 37.69 percent.

Bike Storage

Indoor and outdoor bicycle parking.

Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Multiple charging stations provided for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Green Roof and Heat Island Reduction

Multiple green roof and landscaped planter areas combined with high-albedo at grade pavers to reduce the urban heat island effect and manage stormwater onsite. Rainwater harvesting system to eliminate the need to use potable water for irrigation.

Building Developer/Owner

4800 Dufferin St.
Toronto, ON M3H 5S9


Wallman Architects
117 Peter St., Suite 208
Toronto, ON M5V 0M3

Landscape Architect

Janet Rosenberg & Studio
148 Kenwood Avenue,
Toronto, ON M6C 2S3

Sustainability Consultant & Energy Modeller

EQ Building Performance Inc.
20 Floral Parkway
Concord, ON L4K 4R1

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer

54 West Beaver Creek Rd, Suite 200
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3M1