Portland Commons

Location:  King West neighbourhood, Toronto, ON

Year: 2023

Project Type: Retail and Commercial


This is a cutting edge 15-storey commercial development in the heart of Toronto’s King West neighborhood. This will be an industry-leading 560,000 square foot high performance building designed with a focus on employee wellness, technology, and sustainability, while offering customizable tenant and employee experiences. From corporate branding opportunities and private lobbies, to dedicated elevators and multiple private terraces, Portland Commons defines high performing innovative workspaces.

At the intersection of Front Street West and Portland Street, this building seamlessly integrates modern aesthetics with the existing Toronto heritage buildings. Designed by the award-winning Sweeny&Co. Architects, the development was designed specifically to provide the best-in-class high performance workplace with comfort, health and safety, and productivity of its community at the core

Portland Commons is designed with sustainability at its forefront – the sustainable building features are made to transform the workplace experience into a more meaningful one. Portland Commons is targeting LEED Platinum Core & Shell certification, WiredScore Platinum certification, SmartScore certification and WELL Gold certification.  Green roofs are put in place to aid in air purification, lower building energy costs, increase urban biodiversity, reduced stormwater runoff and improved stream water quality.

Symtech will be responsible for all electrical and ICAT scope – assisting in design development and value engineering to minimize project risk and maximize the value for dollar expenditures. Symtech will plan, procure, execute, and commission all electrical systems, smart (ACMS, VMS, Intercom, Lighting Control) systems, life safety systems, emergency power systems, and network infrastructure. Using the Design Assist methodology, Symtech can provide additional design input from its extensive experience in the field, and as a result, can reduce time and costs to design and build the project.

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