Allstream Center City of Toronto and Exhibition PlaceEdit profile
The Allstream Centre, a revitalization of the 1929 Art Deco Automotive Building.The exterior was restored to its original grandeur, while the interior was transformed into a thoroughly modern, highly functional conference, meeting and ballroom facility. The design of the interior is a contemporary tribute to the key heritage features of the Automotive Building. The original two-storey central exhibition hall is now a 44,000 sf ballroom, capable of seating 3,000 people for dinner. Breakout sessions can be accommodated in the 20 conference rooms that are located on the original mezzanine level. Ample pre-function space surrounds the ground floor ballroom on 3 sides; with the remaining space accommodating the major back-of-house facilities. The design focused on restoring the qualities and features of the original Art Deco building in the service of the new programme, as well as upgrading the building envelope, and achieving a LEED Silver certification..