Exhibition Place enercare Center- (Toronto Canada)


High energy use is a hallmark of modern urban life, as well as the agricultural and transportation systems that support it. Unfortunately, it can cause many problems including greenhouse gas (GHG) production and urban ’heat islands’. Making energy use sustainable involves reduction of energy needs (better insulation, greater efficiency) and application of renewable energy sources. The City of Toronto’s Climate Change Strategy aims to generate 75% of the needed energy from renewable or low-carbon sources. Exhibition Place and its Enercare Centre showcase a wide range of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. 

Description Exhibition Place is a landmark entertainment, trade and business destination, and urban park, right on Toronto’s Lake Ontario waterfront. It is full of significant heritage and modern buildings that reflect the history, evolution and growth of the city. One of these structures is the Enercare Centre, with gold certification from LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). With over 1 million square feet of space, Enercare hosts some of North America’s largest conventions. It saves energy with a trigeneration system, in which waste heat from power generation can be used to support heating and cooling systems. 

Also Enercare is linked to a 130,000 square feet photovoltaic plant. What to see and do here Take the streetcar to Exhibition Place and wander around its buildings, gardens and artwork. Or take a walking tour to understand the architecture, history and leading-edge technology of the site. If you can, visit Enercare Centre to see many innovations in energy saving, such as its Trigeneration Facility. The Photovoltaic Plant, one of the largest in Canada, shares the roof of the Horse Palace with a garden. Nearby, is located the 30 storey Triec Tower, it is North America’s first urban wind turbine, providing enough electricity for 250 homes. Also at Exhibition Place you can spot electric vehicle charging stations, a geothermal plant and LED streetlights.

History/Culture Exhibition Place was established in 1879 and has evolved into a world class venue where visitors can find modern and heritage buildings like the Princes' Gates, the Beanfield Centre or the last fort of Toronto, the “Stanley Barracks”. The Enercare Centre is one of the focal points of the complex, its construction was completed in March of 1997 and it is the largest trade show facility in Canada and the sixth largest in North America. Nearby community features Ontario Place, Fort York National Historic Site, High Park, Trillium Park, BMO Field, the Better Living Centre, The Horse Palace. Cycling: For map and route, see page 24, Bike Share hub, bicycle parking. Bus: Princes' Gates Loop. Stop ID: 14363. TTC BUS 121 Manitoba Dr at Strachan Ave West Side. Stop ID: 1063. TTC Streetcar 509, 511 Parking: Numerous parking locations both above and below ground. Website: https://www.explace.on.ca Location: ENERCARE CENTRE, 100 Princes' Blvd. Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 Coordinates: 43°38'06.2"N 79°24'44.7"W

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