Company: Urbacon Data Centre Solutions
Region: North America
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At the intersection of Front Street East and Parliament Street, 281 Front is less than one and a half kilometers from Canada’s financial heart, and directly abutting 151 Front Street, which is Toronto's carrier hotel.
The building replaced the Toronto Public Library's former administrative building that was demolished to make way for the new data centre.
As well as high ceiling heights and large capacity floor loads, the data centre features dedicated generators for each data floor, underground fuel storage, central electrical room and switchgear, and redundant risers for mechanical, electrical and communications.
There are also redundant fibre points of entrance and easy access to existing fibre networks, as well as critical power of up to 2.0MW per data floor
Ontario’s power generation capacity is 37,000 MW with Ontario Power Generation, one of North America’s largest generators, responsible for 70%. Furthermore, Greater Toronto has one of the most extensive fibre-optic cable networks in North America and a highly integrated telecom network.The building itself has 8MVA (6.4 MW) power available on day one, with a design capacity of up to 16MVA (12.8 MW)
The building has 7x24x365 security and surveillance, ballistic glass and walls, as well as state-of-the-art security equipment including biometric readers