Site: 151 Front Street

Company: Allied Properties REIT
Site is located within: 151 Front Street building
Metro: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Region: Americas
Region: World
Total Building SqFt: 275,709
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.

Map and Nearby Locations:

151 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 2N1, Canada

SITES within 15 miles of 151 Front Street

Show SqM

Distance Site name SqFt MW
0.00 miles eStruxture TOR-1 17,000 4.00
0.00 miles Priority Colo TOR1 1,880 0.32
0.00 miles Digital Realty 151 Front 6,900 0.80
0.01 miles Cologix Toronto TOR1 25,000
0.01 miles Equinix Toronto TR1 36,078
0.01 miles Neutral Data Toronto
0.14 miles CenriLogic Toronto 16,000
0.17 miles Equinix Toronto TR4 37,000 2.24
0.19 miles eStruxture TOR-2 5.00
0.20 miles 250 Front Street - Allied 110,000
Large fiber trays are needed to support all the interconnection at Toronto's carrier hotel.

Street View
Source: Allied
Large fiber trays are needed to support all the interconnection at Toronto's carrier hotel.
Large Fiber Tray at 151

Large fiber trays are needed to support all the interconnection at Toronto's carrier hotel.

Source: Allied
Roof of 151 Front Street is Crowded with Gens and Cooling Equipment
Source: Google Maps

May 2003

Historical (2003) article on the RACO facility at 151. Through a series of acquisitions RACO became Equinix TR1