Site: Urbacon Toronto - 281 Front Street

Company: Urbacon Data Centre Solutions
Metro: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Region: Americas
Region: World
Utility Provider: Toronto Hydro
Site Stats:
Current Under Construction Potential Expansion Total at Full Buildout
Building SqFt: 168,000 168,000
Gross SqFt:
Usable SqFt:
Office SqFt:
Power (MW): 6.40 6.40 12.80

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

Map and Nearby Locations:

281 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 4L2, Canada

SITES within 15 miles of Urbacon Toronto - 281 Front Street

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Distance Site name SqFt MW
7.85 miles Compass Toronto Etobicoke
8.01 miles ILAP 210 Sheppard
8.12 miles Canada15Edge Toronto West
9.40 miles Aptum Horner (Etobicoke) 40,000 3.00
9.84 miles ServerFarm Toronto TOR1 30,000 21.00
10.00 miles Canada Cloud Data Centre 10,000
10.96 miles Edgeconnex Toronto 37,815 2.00
11.49 miles Cogent Mississauga 0.34
12.20 miles Nüday Networks
12.36 miles TeraGo Mississauga 10,000 5.00
The site was built next to Equinix's TR2 site in downtown Toronto

Looking southeast across Front and Parliament streets to the new Downtown Data Centre
Source: Urbacon
Ground Floor Layout
Source: Urbacon
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

Source: Urbacon

December 2018

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