Company: Allied Properties REIT
Site is located within: 151 Front Street building
Region: North America
Ownership: Allied Properties REIT owns the building.
151 Front Street is Canada's largest carrier hotel, where the telecom, Internet service providers, and content companies colocate to exchange traffic (peer) between their respective networks.
- Built in 1954
- There are 56 surface parking spaces
151 Front Street History
In 1954, 151 Front Street was custom built with heavy floor loading, large power capacity and generous ceiling heights to house CN / CP Telegraph equipment. Located adjacent to the rail lines, the building was directly inter-connected to the Bell Central office for its telex purposes.
After drifting away from its pure telex use in the 70's and 80's, 151 Front Street quietly began its evolution into Canada's premier Carrier Hotel in the late 80's and 90's. A critical mass of telecommunication networks took tenancy in the building in response to the newly deregulated telecommunication industry and the explosive growth of the Internet.
This silent evolution became a radical transformation when TrizecHahn purchased the property in 1997. With a well thought out strategy, TrizecHahn executed a redevelopment plan that removed the mixed use tenants and replaced, repaired and upgraded every aspect of the building that supports telecommunication and data center requirements.
Today the building has 97% of its rentable square footage converted to telecom space. Potential also exists for a 384,000 square foot expansion with direct connectivity to 151 Front Street.
151 Front Street is the ideal environment for your high-availability telecommunications and data center requirements.