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 January 25, 2010
Allstream Centre Wins First Design Award

 The Ontario Building Envelope Council -- which focuses on building exteriors -- presented Allstream Centre with its first Award of Distinction for Design. The award recognizes a project team that has achieved excellence for either a new or retrofit design to a significant component of the building envelope.

Honouring the contribution of NORR Architects, the award highlights the many heritage challenges of renovating a building that is 80 years old. The architectural and construction team respectfully restored and re-constructed several important aspects of the heritage building envelope.

Allstream Centre was honoured to receive the Award of Distinction for Design during a ceremony that took place downtown Toronto in December 2009.

About Allstream Centre

Allstream Centre is Toronto's newest Conference Centre, offering meeting planners an environmentally friendly meeting venue for groups of 50 - 2000 delegates. Targeted to be the first LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) conference centre in Canada, Allstream Centre is conveniently located on the shores of Lake Ontario at Exhibition Place. Formerly the Automotive Building, an extensive renovation has transformed the 1920's Art Deco building into a purpose-built conference centre with 20 meeting rooms, and the largest divisible, column-free, ballroom in Toronto (43,900sf). Operating under the Exhibition Place GREENSmart Program, Allstream Centre offers linen free meeting rooms, 100% green energy, natural light, local and organic foods, sophisticated HVAC system, 4-stream recycling program, Wifi capability and independently controlled room temperature in each room.