TTC McNicoll Bus Garage wins OGCA Builders Award
Congratulations to the TTC McNicoll Bus Garage Team and everyone that was involved in this project in all capacities and ways!!
The project won Group 5 - Industrial in this years OGCA Builder Awards!
Some details about the project: This project included a modern state-of-the art transit operations and maintenance facility to accommodate 250 40-foot buses for the TTC. The bus fleet will consist of 40-foot standard buses and 60-foot articulated buses. The maintenance facility includes heated indoor storage for 225 buses, crippled bus parking, 2 nightly service lanes with 2 service bays each, a special clean lane, administrative offices, support and ancillary areas to support the operations of the facility. There is a parking lot across the street for approximately 350 on-grade car parking spaces for staff and visitors. The maintenance shop includes maintenance bays, brake shop, degrease shop, body shop, touch-up paint shop, inspection shop and tire shop. The transportation office includes the spaces required for the bus operators. The bus service area includes fuel bays, automatic drive-through exterior bus wash bays and special bus clean bays.
The TTC McNicoll Bus Garage was designed and built to exceed Toronto Green Standards which promotes sustainable site and building design by requiring 5% on-site energy generation. With the building nestled amongst several Long-Term Care Facilities and Churches, TTC wanted a building the public would embrace which resulted in a project that evolved from typical industrial standards to a highly sustainable facility incorporating a humanist approach with friendly design cues, solar walls, solar panels, wash-bay water recycling, a large-scale green roof, and tree preservation.