All Six Toronto-Dominion Centre Towers Earn Platinum Wired Certification For World-Class Digital Infrastructure and Connectivity
TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Cadillac Fairview today announced that Toronto-Dominion Centre has become Canada's first existing building to achieve certification under the comprehensive Wired Certification standard. Toronto-Dominion Centre received Platinum Wired Certification, the highest possible ranking, in all six of its towers.
Operated by WiredScore, Wired Certification is the internationally recognized digital connectivity ratings system for commercial real estate that helps landlords design and promote their buildings' digital connectivity to tenants.
"Toronto-Dominion Centre is proud to be Canada's first existing building to achieve Wired Certification," said David Hoffman, General Manager, Toronto-Dominion Centre. "We earned this certification through our ongoing investments in innovative technology and connectivity, as part of our commitment to delivering significant value for our tenants and providing the ultimate environment for the productivity and competitiveness of their businesses."
The achievement of Platinum Wired Certification attests to Toronto-Dominion Centre being best-in-class across all features of connectivity that matter most to tenants: number and quality of internet service providers, redundancy and resiliency of telecom infrastructure, ease of installation and capacity to readily support new telecom services. It also certifies that all six towers can support current and future tenants with the most demanding technology requirements.
"With the growing demand for digital connectivity in the workplace, tenants expect uninterrupted internet connectivity, consistent cell service, and reliable wi-fi to support a flexible workforce, open office plans, high levels of streaming data and large files," said Mr. Hoffman. "Tenants need to know that the environment is secure and can be supported, even in the event of a power outage. Platinum Wired Certification demonstrates that Toronto-Dominion Centre's digital infrastructure can offer all of this, and more."
"We are thrilled to join Cadillac Fairview in announcing the Toronto-Dominion Centre as the first Wired Certified existing buildings in Toronto, and all of Canada," said Phil Kanfer, North American Director of Business Development, WiredScore. "The fact that every building at the TD Centre has achieved Platinum Wired Certification, the highest standard we rate for, confirms that today's tenants are well served in terms of digital infrastructure and the property is prepared to meet the digital needs of tenants 10 or 20 years down the line. It's great to see innovation leaders, such as Cadillac Fairview, drive the market forward and be in tune to the growing needs of the tenant base in the GTA."
This certification is another important first for Toronto-Dominion Centre and Cadillac Fairview, building on a legacy of bold leadership and relentless innovation. TD Centre introduced the modern workplace to Canada and has continuously raised the bar for building design and operations, including earning Canada's first and only multi-building LEED Platinum certification for environmental performance and being North America's first existing building to achieve certification under the rigorous WELL Building Standard, the first standard to integrate human health and wellness in the design, construction, maintenance and operations of buildings.
WiredScore is the organization behind Wired Certification, the internationally recognized digital connectivity ratings system for commercial real estate that helps landlords design and promote their buildings' great digital connectivity to tenants. WiredScore launched Wired Certification in partnership with Mayor Bloomberg and the City of New York in 2013. Since then, more than 350M square feet of office space has been certified across North America and Europe, including buildings owned by premier landlords such as Blackstone, Brookfield and Hines.
In an increasingly tech-driven economy, connectivity is fast becoming the most critical requirement for tenants when selecting office space. The widely recognized Wired Certification seal is a trusted symbol that identifies buildings that have been independently certified to provide the best-in-class connectivity infrastructure that business require to thrive. Tenants around the world trust Wired Certification as the benchmark for best-in-class office connectivity. For more information on Wired Certification or to find Wired Certified buildings, visit: www.wiredscore.com
About Toronto-Dominion Centre
Toronto-Dominion Centre is one of North America's largest business communities and home to 21,000 office employees. Due to its visionary design, unequaled size, and central location, this cultural landmark has played a significant role in the success of a generation of Canada's most innovative and extraordinary business leaders. The TD Centre consists of six buildings: 66 Wellington Street West, 77 King Street West, 100 Wellington Street West, 79 Wellington Street West, 222 Bay Street and 95 Wellington Street West.
About Cadillac Fairview
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Valued at more than $28 Billion, the Canadian portfolio includes over 38 million square feet of leasable space at 67 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre, CF Chinook Centre, Tour Deloitte, and CF Carrefour Laval.
SOURCE Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited