Ellis Don building heavy timber creative office development in Toronto’s Lower Junction 

Ontario Construction News staff writer

A unique mass timber project is being built to Toronto with T3 Sterling Road, a development of three buildings with a combined floor space of over 420,000 sq. ft.

At 6 and 8 storeys, the two mass timber structures consist of an exposed glulam post-and-beam gravity system supporting DLT floors, along with a steel braced frame lateral system.

As the detailed engineering progresses, key design considerations include 2hr fire design, MEP routing, integration of façade/edge support and connection detailing.

Architect DLR Group, WZMH Architects designed the building and EllisDon is the general contractor and StructureCraft is the engineer-builder for the mass timber superstructure.

According to an update on the EllisDon website, T3 Sterling’s structure combines glue-laminated columns and beams (called Glulam for short) and dowel laminated timber slabs (commonly referred to as DLT). This provides occupants with a unique exposed timber aesthetic and significantly reduces the building’s impact on the environment — offering a substantial reduction in embodied carbon compared to traditional building materials.

“We are thrilled to deliver the T3 Sterling Road project that will combine timber, transit, and technology to create an inspired workplace tailored for the modern creative workforce.”


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