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261 Queens Quay East

This condominium is part of the master-planned Bayside Toronto Community, with 363 luxury condominium suites ranging from studio to three bedroom and retail at grade. Featuring many innovative amenities targeted toward improving occupant livability and environmental sustainability, the development has successfully met the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 requirements and is pursuing LEED® Platinum certification.

Total Gross Area (Size) – 35,479 m2
Building Type – Mixed-use residential condominium and retail building
Building Location – 261 Queens Quay Avenue East
Website – Tridel- Aqualina
Energy Savings kWh – 6,223,333 kWh (48% cost saving vs. Model National Energy Code for Buildings)

Bike Storage

Over 300 bicycle parking spaces available indoors for residents.

Community Rooftop Garden

Located on the 11th floor of the development is a community urban garden, providing condominium residents with the opportunity to engage in a more environmentally conscious lifestyle while promoting enhanced community building among neighbours.

Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Multiple charging stations provided for hybrid and electric vehicles, encouraging use of greener vehicular transportation methods.

Green Roof

Multiple green roof areas combined with high-albedo terrace pavers and roof help reduce heat island effect and manage stormwater onsite.

Optimized Location for Commute

High-density residential development in an excellent location for community connectivity and access to Union Station, encouraging reduced emissions from vehicular travel.

Water Efficient Fixtures and Fittings

Low-flow plumbing fixtures were selected for installation to reduce potable water consumption by 43%.

Renewable Energy Generation

Solar PV cells installed on the roof are used for renewable energy generation, reducing overall energy requirement from external sources.

Energy Efficient Lighting

Development includes efficient LED fixtures which are five times more long-lasting and energy-efficient than conventional lighting fixtures

Energy Recovery Ventilation

Each suite is uniquely enhanced with a stand-alone Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) system, which delivers fresh outdoor air directly into each suite while recovering over half of the energy of the exhaust air leaving the suite. The ERV continuously exchanges the air in a unit by exhausting stale air from washrooms, laundry closets and kitchens, replenishing them with fresh air.

NetZero Energy Suite

Also referred to as the “NetZed Suite”, this suite achieves “net zero” energy consumption, by generating enough energy to offset the energy it uses through dedicated solar PVs located on the building rooftop.

Building Developer/Owner

Tridel
4800 Dufferin St.
Toronto, ON, M3H 5S9

Architect

Kirkor Architects & Planners
20 De Boers Dr. #400
Toronto, ON M3J 0H1

Sustainability Consultant

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

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

MCW Consultants Ltd.
207 Queens Quay West, Suite 615
Toronto, ON M5J 1A7