TORONTO — Cadillac Fairview (CF) has announced it has achieved WELL Core certification at the Gold level for its Toronto-Dominion Centre complex in the city’s downtown.
The project consists of six office towers totalling 4.3 million square feet. The company applied for WELL at scale offered by the International WELL Building Institute .
Five TD Centre towers have achieved WELL Core certification at Gold level with the sixth tower, currently under revitalization, receiving WELL Precertification status deeming TD Centre the largest real estate complex in Canada to achieve the designation.
The TD Centre is the first office building in North America to achieve WELL v1 Core and Shell certification at Gold level for its 222 Bay St. location.
ESG efforts at the TD Centre include ongoing sustainability efforts, smart site planning, wellness education and engagement, green cleaning, art restoration, thermal comfort, lighting improvements, and frequent air and water quality testing, all contributing to the WELL certification, stated an Aug. 16 release.
Several CF properties, including the TD Centre, have also attained LEED, BOMA BEST and Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility certifications.
“For over 50 years, the TD Centre has been an influential gathering place for some of the world’s leading corporations and thousands of their employees,” said Landry Biles, general manager at the Toronto-Dominion Centre, in a statement. “The WELL Core Gold accomplishment is an important reflection of our ongoing efforts to create a vibrant, welcoming, safe and healthy environment across our entire portfolio.”