Emerging Leader Building Tour: Royal York

When:  Apr 18, 2024 from 14:30 to 16:30 (ET)

Emerging Leaders Building Tour: Royal York

100 Front St. W., Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

Opened in 1929, the iconic Fairmont Royal York hotel, located in the heart of Toronto, comprises over 1,300 rooms and includes a variety of food and beverage options, including the newly renovated Clockwork Bar, Reign Restaurant and the Library Bar. 


In 2023, the hotel completed the largest heritage hotel retrofit in North American, achieving Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard certification. This transformative project, which was completed after nearly five years of detailed planning and execution, will reduce the building’s carbon emissions by 7,000 tonnes annually. 


The building’s path to certification was achieved by: 

  • Completing detailed studies and analysis of building energy load, seeking to effect meaningful efficiencies 

  • Converting heating and domestic hot water from steam to electric heat pumps that utilize heat recovery from Enwave’s district energy network 

  • Converting cooling from electrical/chillers to Enwave’s Deep Lake Water Cooling system 

  • Significantly improving energy efficiency with a centralized building automation system and smart technologies 



  • 80% reduction in carbon emissions, equivalent to removing 118 passenger vehicles from the road per year 

  • 35% reduction in utility spend in the first year 

  • 90% or 475 tonnes of construction waste successfully recycled 

  • Over 70,000 labour hours contributed; generating essential employment and knowledge sharing opportunities 

Event agenda:

  • Registration: 2:30pm - 3:00pm 

  • Opening Remarks & tour of hotel operations: 3:00pm – 3:45pm 

  • Mechanical room tour and decarbonization project discussion: 3:45pm - 4:30pm 

  • End of tour & Closing: 4:30pm


Ticket Price*:

  • Member: Free

  • Non-Member**: $75 + HST

*This event is currently open to Emerging Leaders only (please login for registration), if you are not an Emerging Leader Member or a non-member, please email Jessica Lu, jlu@bomatoronto.org for registration enquiry.

**Non-members will be limited to a maximum of 2 education sessions in 2024, at the designated fee.

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Jessica Lu
416-596-8065 x222