This condominium offers 337 luxury condominium suites and retail at grade in the heart of downtown Toronto. The development boasts perfect walk and transit scores while also offering office space from the ground to fourth floor. The building successfully met the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 requirements.
Total Gross Floor Area (Size) – 24,539m2
Building Type – Mixed-use residential condominium, retail and office building
Building location – 89 McGill Street
Web site – Tridel – Alter Condominium
Energy Savings KWH – 2,120,556 kWh
Energy efficiency performance – 40% more energy efficient than OBC 2006
Indoor and outdoor bicycle storage areas for residents and visitors.
Capacity to support six charging stations
Over 1000 daily transit rides in 800m radius. Situated in around three different transit routes, residents have access to 1204 daily rides in 800m radius.
38% better than OBC standards. Suites are equipped with low-flow plumbing fixtures, which contribute to the building’s overall water use reduction rate of 38%.
78% Diverted. 355 Church Street reduced the amount of construction waste it sent to landfill by implementing a construction waste management plan and working with waste haulers to divert 78% of waste construction materials.
Each suite is uniquely enhanced with an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) system.
The ERV delivers fresh outdoor air directly into each suite while recovering up to 60% of the energy of the exhaust air leaving the suite, meaning less energy is needed to heat or cool the unit! The ERV continuously exchanges the air in the suite by exhausting stale air from washrooms, laundry closets, and kitchens and replenishes these spaces with fresh air. This continuous ventilation stream improves indoor air quality by removing pollutants from your home.
Environmentally friendly underlays, hardwood, ceramic flooring and low-toxicity paints in each suite significantly reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air.
At 355 Church Street, every floor is equipped with a sealed garbage chute room with a bi-sorter, providing choices for proper disposal.
Each suite is equipped with high efficiency LED compact fluorescent lights. These lights last up to 10 times longer and consume less than one-quarter of the energy compared to their incandescent counterparts. Additionally, corridor and garage lights are controlled by occupancy sensors that turn lights off when areas are unoccupied.
ENERGY STAR appliances are standard in every suite and include stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and front-loading washing machine. ENERGY STAR qualified products use 30% less energy to do the same job as non-ENERGY STAR qualified products, saving homeowners money while creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
The fully programmable thermostat enables control of the temperature and airflow in your suite. The thermostat allows homeowners to set the temperature to their comfort level when home and adjust for increased energy savings when you are out of the suite over a seven-day schedule.
Each suite is equipped with three sub-meters. The meters measure thermal energy (heating and cooling), electricity, and hot water consumption, which means residents are only billed for their in-suite consumption.
Carbon monoxide sensors were installed throughout the garage area and are connected to the exhaust fans located in the garage. The exhaust fans operate on an as-needed basis instead of running continuously. This reduces the amount of energy used to operate the exhaust fans by 70%.
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