Tier 2 Project Profile for 25 Selby street showcasing new development siteThe Selby is a 50-storey, 502-unit residential rental apartment located in Toronto’s downtown St. Jamestown neighbourhood. Clad in red masonry, the tower houses retail at grade inside the restored heritage Gooderham Mansion. The building successfully achieved the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2, V2 requirements and is targeting LEED Gold certification in 2020. The building’s sustainability elements promote occupant well-being while maximizing energy and water performance.


  • Total Gross Area (GFA) – 38,550 m2
  • Building Type – High-Rise Multi Unit Rental Residential Building
  • Building Location – 25 Selby Street (Bloor and Sherbourne)
  • Website – www.renttheselby.com
  • Energy Savings kWH – 3,250.2 kWh (7.8% cost saving vs. Model National Energy Code for Buildings)
  • Energy Efficiency Performance – 26.43% energy performance savings over code (SB10)

This Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 and LEED® Gold Canada Candidate building includes:

Bike Storage

A total of 508 bicycle storage spaces are provided outdoors and inside the underground garage.

Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

5 parking spaces are provided for electric vehicle charging stations.

Green Roof

The green roof located on the mechanical penthouse features drought tolerant plant species, which reduce the need for irrigation at its source and promote biodiversity.

High Efficiency Irrigation (100% water use savings for irrigation)

High-efficiency irrigation technology and rainwater harvesting were implemented on site to eliminate the use of potable water.

Water Efficient Fixtures and Fittings (38.5% better than Ontario Building Code standards)

Low flow plumbing fixtures were selected for installation to reduce potable water consumption by 38.5% compared to a building with conventional plumbing fixtures. This amounts to over 35.5 million litres of water saved annually.

Construction Waste Diversion (86% Diverted)

The construction manager implemented a construction waste management plan which successfully diverted 85% of all construction waste from landfill. Most of the waste generated on site during construction was recycled.

ERVs, Fan coils and Improved Air Quality

Each suite is equipped with an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). The ERV allows the delivery of fresh outdoor air directly into the suite through the vertical fan coil unit, while recovering 60-70% of the energy of outgoing air. Waste energy from stale air is used to warm up incoming air in winter and cool down incoming air in summer while recovering energy from the departing airstream and ensuring better indoor air quality for residents.

Low Emitting Materials

Low-VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, and flooring products were applied inside the building to reduce off-gassing and maintain occupant well-being.

Multi-Chute Recycling

Each floor is equipped with a sealed garbage chute room with a bi sorter, allowing residents to easily dispose of waste, recyclables, and organics.


Efficient Lighting

Corridor and garage lights are controlled by occupancy sensors that turn lights off when areas are unoccupied. Suites are equipped with energy-efficient LED bulbs to maximize energy performance.

ENERGY STAR® Appliances

ENERGY STAR® appliances are standard in every suite and include a stainless-steel refrigerator, dishwasher and front-loading washing machine. ENERGY STAR® qualified products consume 30% less energy than their conventional counterparts, which helps residents save money on electricity.

Programmable Thermostat

Residents have full control over their thermal comfort. Each suite is equipped with a programmable Nest Thermostat, which residents can use to control temperature and airflow in the suite. The thermostat allows homeowners to set the temperature to their comfort level when at home and adjust for increased energy savings when they are away.

Sub-metering of Utilities

Each suite is equipped with three sub-meters. The meters measure thermal energy, electricity, and hot water consumption, which means residents are only billed for the energy they use.


Building Developers/Owners

Tricon Residential
7 St Thomas Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2B7

MOD Developments
555 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3B1

1 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 3A7

Design Architect

bKL Architecture
225 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Production Architect

Rafael & Bigauskas Architects
1140 Sheppard Avenue West
North York, ON M3K 2A2

Sustainability Consultant

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

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer

M.V. Shore
250 Ferrand Drive
North York, ON M3C 3G8