WZMH Architects: Dynamic. Innovative. Diverse.

45 Parliament Street Data Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services
Approximate Size:
22,000 m²

Located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, this building responds to its rich context through its visually interesting skin and stepped massing. At five storeys in height, this 22,000 m² data centre houses one level of underground parking,  approximately 13,000 m² of white space, one floor dedicated to building systems and tenant offices on the ground level. Clad entirely in a combination of smooth and ribbed porcelain panels and set upon a clear glass base, the patterned façades are designed to pay homage to early computer “punch card” technology, an early form of data processing. A testament to the close working relationship with the developer, City Planners and Waterfront Toronto, the team achieved Minor Variances, Site Plan Application and Building Permit in 90 days.