“How buildings, neighbourhoods and infrastructure are designed has a great impact on how sustainable a part of a city can become. Well-designed buildings and business districts, for example, can reduce energy use, serve as transportation nodes, improve indoor air quality, reduce outdoor pollution, provide entertainment and recreation options, and create a sense of place for people who use them. 

Transportation and communication infrastructure, within and among buildings, can increase efficiency and therefore support sustainability too. “Designing to have a livable and sustainable built environment is an ongoing process that is transforming this great city and the TD Center is a great example of it. Description “TD Centre is a group of buildings in the financial district of downtown Toronto, which serves as the global headquarters of the Toronto Dominion Bank.

 It provides office and retail space for many businesses, and meets many of the needs of its 21,000 workers, as well as others within walking distance of the complex. TD Centre was the first complex in Canada to receive EB Gold Certification under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and the TD Central Tower was the first in Toronto to achieve LEED Platinum Certification for an Operations and Maintenance Program. The Gallery of Inuit Art here is a destination for many visitors. What to see and do here “Admire the architecture of black steel, granite, travertine and English Oak. Visit one of the most comprehensive collections of Inuit sculptures, with contemporary and historical pieces. 

View Joe Fafard’s seven life-sized bronze cows in “the pasture” off Wellington Street. Dine in elegant or casual restaurants, visit shops and enter the world’s largest underground walkway 

(https://www.cfoffice.ca/property/foodshops/cf-td-centr) History/Culture “The design for the complex was commissioned to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a renowned German-American architect, as headquarters for the newly-merged Bank of Toronto and Dominion Bank. The first tower, completed in 1967, was Toronto’s first modern skyscraper. A pavilion and five additional tower followed, from 1969 to 1995. They helped develop the city’s financial district. For their influence on the architectural Modern Movement in Canada, the buildings received Ontario Heritage Act designation (2003).

Nearby community features Scotia Bank Arena, Metro Convention Centre, Princess of Wales Theatre, Nathan Phillips Square, Old City Hall. Cycling: For map and route, see page 24 Bus: Wellington St West at York St, Stop ID: 4712. TTC 509. Union Subway Station Parking: Underground parking at King Street (two-way access) and from the north and south sides of Wellington Street West (one-way access west) Website: https://www.tdcsustainability.com Location: Gallery of Inuit Art and South Tower- 79 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5K 1B1. Coordinates: 43°38'48.1"N 79°22'52.4"W North Tower – 77 King Street West. TD Bank Tower 66 Wellington Street West West Tower – 100 Wellington Street West. Ernst & Young Tower – 222 Bay Street 95 Wellington Street West