Archives of Ontario York, Ontario, Canada

The Archives of Ontario project involved the development of a new 130,000 ft2 archives facility at York University's campus in Toronto, Ontario. The new, self-contained, academic research facility houses over $400 million in archive collections owned by the Province of Ontario and meets international archival standards.

This state-of-the-art headquarters for the Archives of Ontario provides the means to showcase some of the Archives' most valuable collections by serving a broader clientele, including school groups and delegations. The connected York Research Tower rises above the Archives of Ontario and occupies the rest of the building complex.

The archives portion of the new building encompasses three floors and is certified to LEED® Silver standards. The building features sophisticated mechanical and electrical systems that allow stringent temperature and humidity levels to be maintained within the vault areas.

Substantial completion was reached in February 2008, on time and on budget. The facility is currently operational.