Urbacon Toronto - 281 Front Street

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Operated by: Urbacon Data Centre Solutions

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

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0.05 miles Equinix Toronto TR2
TR2 is also known as Parliament Street Data Centre TR2 has metro connections to TR1, which is home to one of Canada's largest financial trading ecosystems. TR2 hosts Internet Exchange, Ethernet Exchange and Equinix Cloud Exchange™ connectivity to TR1.
0.95 miles TNW Toronto
1.07 miles Equinix Toronto TR4
The site was formerly known as "Q9 Toronto 2, 3, and 4" which were acquired by Equinix from Bell Canada in 2020.
1.07 miles CenriLogic Toronto
1.13 miles eStruxture TOR-2
1.19 miles 151 Front Street
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.
1.19 miles Digital Realty 151 Front
1.19 miles eStruxture TOR-1
1.19 miles Priority Colo TOR1
1.20 miles Cologix Toronto TOR1
Cologix operates seven discrete Toronto data centres at 151 Front Street West (TOR 1), Canada’s largest and most important carrier hotel.
1.20 miles Equinix Toronto TR1
Equinix's facilities in Toronto has a long history that includes several acquisitions. The original suites now operated by Equinix at 151 Front Street began with RACO, a Canadian company that Switch and Data acquired in 2004.
1.20 miles Neutral Data Toronto
1.38 miles 250 Front Street - Allied
Also known as the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, the building is a block away from Allied's carrier hotel, 151 Front Street.
2.59 miles Beanfield 905 King St
2.59 miles Cologix Toronto TOR2
Cologix’s second Toronto data centre site at 905 King Street (TOR 2) was built using standards for concurrent maintainability for space, power, mechanical systems and security. The TOR 2 data centre can be utilized as a stand-alone, diverse bypass facility to Cologix's TOR 1 data centre at 151 Front Street.
2.59 miles 905 King Street W
2.59 miles Contegix Toronto
3.24 miles Beanfield 23 Fraser
5.43 miles Lumen Toronto 1
5.67 miles Stack: TOR01C
Stack Infrastructure's TOR01C facility is just seven miles away from 151 Front Street. The third phase will offer 24MW to support client growth on a campus tailored as a purpose-built solution for scalability.
5.74 miles Stack: TOR01B
Stack Infrastructure's TOR01B facility is just seven miles away from 151 Front Street. The 24MW phase of development features committed power from Toronto Hydro from three diverse substations using 100% renewable energy sources.
5.75 miles STACK Toronto TOR01
Stack Infrastructure's TOR01 Campus is just seven miles away from 151 Front Street, Toronto's largest carrier hotel and primary internet exchange point. Toronto-based developer First Gulf partnered with STACK to deliver the initial 8MW data center by renovating an existing building TOR01A.
8.01 miles ILAP 210 Sheppard
8.12 miles Canada15Edge Toronto West
9.03 miles Compass Toronto Etobicoke
9.40 miles eStruxture TOR-3 (Etobicoke)
9.84 miles ServerFarm Toronto TOR1
Site is approximately 7.14 acres Three 10,000 SF data halls with ample office and conference space
10.00 miles Canada Cloud Data Centre
10.96 miles Edgeconnex Toronto
11.38 miles Compass: North York
11.49 miles Cogent Mississauga
12.20 miles Nüday Networks
12.36 miles TeraGo Mississauga
12.57 miles 1 Century Place (TOR1) Digital Realty
This site was originally operated by Dupont Fabros as TOR1 before being acquired in Sept 2017 by Digital Realty Trust in a $7.6 Billion 12 datacenter deal. Located just outside the city of Toronto in nearby Vaughan, this Canadian wholesale data centre spans over 66,000 square metres (711,000 square feet) with a critical power capacity of up to 46 megawatts. The site was the former Toronto Star Printing plant.
13.06 miles 371 Gough - Digital Realty
The site will support (5) 1,350 kW data center suites measuring approximately 10,000 sq. ft. each
13.17 miles Cyxtera Markham TR3
13.21 miles eStruxture TOR-4 Scarborough
13.32 miles Rogers Markham TOR DC3
13.40 miles Priority Colo TOR2
13.52 miles TeraGo Vaughn
13.55 miles Equinix Markham TR5
13.80 miles 1547 Ontario TOON1
The building was sold to 1547 Critical Systems Realty in 2018. As part of the deal, 1547 will handle wholesale deals in the building. While I.C.E will manage all the retail colocation deployments.
13.80 miles Cologix TOR4
Close to downtown Toronto in Markham, the Scalelogix TOR4-S data center has diverse dark fiber connectivity between TOR4-S and TOR1 at 151 Front Street
13.80 miles CORE: Markham
14.22 miles Pathway Communications
14.26 miles CentriLogic Mississauga (South)
15.22 miles Excell IT
15.47 miles CentriLogic Mississauga (North)
18″ raised floor with hot/cold aisle configuration 24/7/365 Security & Multi-level Biometric Access Control
16.20 miles Urbacon - Richmond Hill, ON
18.83 miles Equinix Brampton TR6
18.90 miles Equinix Brampton TR7
The site was formerly known as "Q9 Toronto Two" which was acquired by Equinix in 2020 from Bell Canada.
19.98 miles Cyxtera Mississauga TR1
One story building Raised floor (inches) = 24 and 30

Urbacon Toronto - 281 Front Street Data Center Photos

Looking southeast across Front and Parliament streets to the new Downtown Data Centre
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Ground Floor Layout
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Typical Data Floor
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The site was built next to Equinix's TR2 site in downtown Toronto

The Site is Adjacent to Equinix TR2

The site was built next to Equinix's TR2 site in downtown Toronto

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Urbacon Data Centre Solutions

Urbacon is a full-service design, construction, and real estate development firm. Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc is a wholesale provider in Canada.

4 Facilities Owned
3 Markets Served
29.2 Megawatts
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281-front-street-urbacon-pdf December 2018

PDF Data Sheet for Urbacon's 281 Front Street in Toronto