Canada invests in construction of The Arbour
May 30, 2019
Following the announcement of a $4.1-million investment on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resource, Fast + Epp is pleased to be working alongside Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects Inc. on a new landmark a 10-storey tall wood building in Toronto.
Construction of The Arbour, a $134-million project at George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus, will use an estimated 3,000 cubic metres of wood and will be a new, net-zero carbon emissions academic wood structure.
Both during its construction and once complete, The Arbour will serve as a living laboratory where students and researchers will learn to design, construct, operate, and monitor climate-friendly buildings. It will also house a new childcare facility to serve the growing community.
The Arbour is the first project funded through the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) program, which received $39.8 million over four years in Budget 2017. GCWood encourages the use of wood in non-traditional construction projects, such as tall buildings, low-rise non-residential buildings and bridges. It aims to position Canada as a world leader in tall wood construction and the low-carbon economy.