Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) Headquarters Retrofit and Addition
Sustainable is proud to have worked with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) on their new Headquarters. Located on a prime site next to the Don Valley, this 150,000 square foot retrofit and mass timber addition office building is to be an ultra-green, healthy, and energy-efficient facility. The building will demonstrate OSSTF’s commitment to sustainability by targeting LEEDv4 Platinum certification, WELL Standard Platinum certification, and the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Program. The new OSSTF Headquarters will be a leading example for innovative green office building retrofits and new builds in Ontario. It will feature healthy materials, passive design principles, on-site renewable energy generation, innovative wastewater management strategies, and harmonization with the adjacent ravine. In short, this building will be a carbon capture and storage machine, and will seriously control carbon emissions.
As the OSSTF reaches its centennial year as an organization, the new building will be a landmark facility, serving the Federation for the next 100 years. With convenient transit access to the Don Valley Parkway and future Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and recreational access to the adjacent Don Valley ravine and the new Meadoway Park, the building will become a new centre for the nearly 60,000 public high school teachers and staff who support students from junior kindergarten to post-secondary.
Collaborating with Artuitive Group, Sustainable has completed an Integrated Planning Process that combines needs assessment, pre-design, stakeholder engagement, market research and feasibility, and economic modelling.
The result will be a building specifically tailored to meet the needs of the client, tenants, and the public - all while reducing the overall project timeframe.
Location: Toronto, ON
Area: 14,104 m², 151,812 ft²
Project Leads: Joel Anderson, Steve Socha
Client: Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)