Toronto Public Library – Fort York Branch

A community hub for Toronto’s new Library District, this tech-savvy library raises the bar with 3D printers, digital innovation spaces, and DJ equipment for communal use. The HIDI Group provided mechanical, electrical, lighting, communications and security design for the 99th location in the Toronto Public Library network.

This 2-storey, 16,000 ft² library is constructed on top of the underground parking garage of the adjacent residential building, with completely independent mechanical and electrical systems and services. Features include VAV overhead air distribution with fan power terminal units on the main level, raised floor air distribution on the 2nd level, hydronic perimeter heating systems, energy-recovery ventilator for fresh air treatment, energy efficient pendant task-oriented lighting fixtures with daylight control in perimeter zones, and dimming control in enclosed spaces.

Completion Date: 2014