George Brown College | Limberlost Place
Introba is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, lighting, technology, and sustainability services for George Brown College’s Limberlost Place in Toronto, ON, Canada.
Limberlost Place (formerly The Arbour), anticipated to become Toronto’s first tall wood, low carbon institutional building, will bring a unique deep green element to the George Brown College waterfront campus. The 10-storey state-of-the-art structure will revolutionize Toronto’s building landscape and advance Canada’s sustainability agenda by becoming the first Tall Wood Research Institute with materials sourced nationally. George Brown College has set a net-zero carbon target in its commitment to sustainability.
The building will serve as an educational hub—housing research, teaching, and learning—and a childcare facility to accommodate the rapidly growing local community. The proposed design pays homage to Canada’s signature wood-framed single-family housing, with mass wood and pitched roof components. Occupant wellness and comfort were a priority in design, as the facility features breathing rooms with solar chimney systems for sustainable, natural light and ventilation. Expandable and contractible walls will allow for flexibility of learning spaces when required. In addition, a smart building system will equip the building with integrated, intelligent, and adaptable technology throughout.
Introba (formerly Integral Group) is providing mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, lighting design, communications design, and security design services for Limberlost Place.
LEED Platinum Target
TGS V3 Tier 4 Target
Zero Carbon Target
Photo Credit: Moriyama & Teshima / Acton Ostry Architects