Rendering for proposed Tier 2 Project Profile for 460 Front Street EastThe Canary Block Condominium Residence is located in the Canary District in Toronto’s east end. The Canary District, the 35-acre master-planned community in the West Don Lands, was host to the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Athletes Village. This project is the next addition to the Canary District with 187 condominium suites and retail at grade. The building successfully achieved the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2, v2 requirements and is a candidate for the LEED® New Construction Gold certification. The building’s sustainability elements promote occupant well-being while maximizing energy and water performance.

  • Total Gross Area (Size) – 14,044 m²
  • Height – 12 Storeys
  • Building Type – Mid-Rise Multi Unit Residential Building with At Grade Retail
  • Building Location – 460 Front Street East (Front St E & Cherry St)
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  • Energy Savings – 25% Energy Savings and 16% cost saving over ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Standard
  • Energy Efficiency Performance – 18% more energy efficient than Ontario Building Code 2017

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

Bike Storage

A total of 237 bicycle storage spaces are provided outdoors and inside the underground garage.

Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

4 parking spaces are provided with level-2 electric vehicle charging stations.

Green Roof

The green roof is located on two levels of rooftop terrace, which features native and drought tolerant plant species to reduce the need for irrigation at its source and promote biodiversity.

High Efficiency Irrigation

The use of high-efficiency irrigation technology and rainwater cistern eliminates the need for potable water use for irrigation by 100%.

Water Efficient Fixtures and Fittings

Low-flow plumbing fixtures were selected for installation to reduce potable water consumption by 36% compared to a building with conventional plumbing fixtures. This amounts to over 10 million litres of water saved annually.

Construction Waste Diversion

EllisDon implemented a construction waste management plan which successfully diverted over 80% 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

The project achieved 30% lighting energy reduction through occupancy sensor installed in common areas that turn lights-off when unoccupied; and the install of LED high-efficiency bulbs.

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 thermostat, which residents can use to control temperature 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.

Building Developer/Owner

30 Adelaide Street East, Suite 301
Toronto, ON  M5C 3H1

Kilmer Van Nostrand Co.
Scotia Plaza, Suite 2700, 40 King Street West,
Toronto, ON M5H 3Y2


KPMB Architects
351 King St E Suite 1200
Toronto, ON M5A 0L6

Sustainability Consultant

Ecovert Sustainability Consultants
55 Ormskirk Avenue, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M6S 4V6

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer

ABLE Engineering
20 Densley Avenue
Toronto, ON M6M 2R1

Construction Manager

1004 Middlegate Rd. Suite 1000
Mississauga, ON L4Y1M4