501 Alliance - Strashin Developments

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Coming Spring 2016

No matter what materials you use, no matter how carbon neutral you attempt to be, you can never surpass the savings in carbon emissions generated by re-using and repurposing an existing building.

In our latest project, through our wholly owned subsidiary 501 Alliance Investments Inc., the former Cooper Canada sporting goods factory, near Weston Road and Black Creek, is undergoing renovation and targeting LEED Platinum Certification. The building was built in two stages, a one storey section in 1965 and a four storey section with full underground parking in 1975. Changes included in the renovation include but are not limited to;

  • 20 year high SRI reflective roof
  • 298 KW solar farm
  • Insulated roof and walls
  • Storm water harvesting
  • Geothermal HVAC throughout
  • High efficiency plumbing fixtures
  • High efficiency LED lighting and controls
  • Geothermal heated parking lots
  • Parking for bicycles and electric cars
  • Fibre-optic connectivity

Since 1993 S. Strashin and Sons Limited has purchased, renovated and repositioned existing beam and post, garment factory buildings in the downtown west, into office/loft space. Unlike others in this area we have eschewed the brick and beam look in favour of insulating walls and roofs, upgrading windows and adding higher efficiency HVAC. Other energy saving strategies were also incorporated.

The building is actually located near the geographic centre of the city with access to Highways 400 and 401, the new Eglinton LRT and parks. With over 300,000 sq. ft. of renovated loft space, competitively priced, we hope to service tenants requiring larger spaces in  IT or High Tech start-ups as well as more established companies. Some consideration will be given to retail/ warehousing opportunities in the 54,000 sq. ft. one storey building. The building should be ready for occupancy in the Spring of 2016.

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