OMERS Toronto Head Office

OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) is one of Canada’s largest institutional investors and owns one of the world’s largest property investment and management companies, Oxford Properties. The HIDI Group + X52 provided mechanical, electrical, lighting*, communications, and audiovisual engineering services for this project, which encompassed 124,000 ft² of occupied space on 8 floors of One University Avenue in Downtown Toronto. The renovations took place while the facility was occupied; it involved complete Communications infrastructure upgrades with redundant optical fibre networking; a large Server room/Data Centre; UPS; specialty lighting; and complex networked lighting controls for combinable meeting rooms. Lounges and meeting rooms were equipped with the latest audiovisual and presentation support technologies. In addition, energy saving features such as switchable lighting and dimmer control for electrical systems were a requirement for this project

Completion Date: 2009
* Collaboration with Raymond Chiappetta Associates