While Toronto’s Harbourfront has been developing for many years, it has only been in the past few years that developers have started looking at the Eastern Port Lands. It began when Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC) decided to develop the first building directly on Toronto’s waterfront to achieve LEED certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification consists of a suite of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. The new building was to house the radio and television studios and office space Toronto for primary tenant Corus Entertainment.
Right next to Corus building, TPLC is constructing a new campus for George Brown College. Another Port Lands office space development is set to break ground this summer. The primary tenant has still not been announced. Most suspect that it will be a company looking for a building with not only the cool address, but a building that is state-of-the-art and green-friendly.
Some of the companies who were looking to move their Toronto offices space downtown are now looking more closely at the opportunities that the Port Lands offer. One of the biggest pluses for being south of the railroad tracks and the Gardiner Expressway, is the quick access to the highways out of downtown.
Even companies who want to be close to the Port Lands and do not want traditional office space Toronto have a great opportunity by renting Toronto serviced office space at Telsec Business Centres. Telsec’s location on the 18th floor of 1 Yonge Street offers the convenience of the Port Lands and breathtaking views of the Toronto harbour and Lake Ontario. They also offer views of the downtown core to the North, Harbourfront to the West and the Port Lands to the East. Most importantly, not only has the building been retrofitted with Green technology, but Telsec Business Centres does its part in being Green-Friendly at work.