Technologically advanced spaces at Toronto’s newest four-star hotel.

2015 saw the opening of the Delta Toronto Southcore hotel - the largest and tallest freestanding hotel built in the city in the past 20 years. The 40-story tower is a strategic hub surrounded by the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre and the waterfront. Developed by BCIMC along with GWL Realty Advisors Inc., and designed by Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, the hotel features 570 guest rooms, a 150-seat restaurant and 80-seat outdoor patio and bar.

The hotel also houses 20,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting and event spaces. The audio and video systems were designed by Mulvey & Banani International Inc., who also provided the electrical, communications and IT designs. MacLean Media Systems was brought aboard early in the construction process to begin coordination of the system scope alongside EllisDon, the project General Contractor.

The audio and video technology has been designed to provide maximum flexibility so that the venue can support varied event configurations and sizes. Extensive AVB (audio-video bridging) and HDBaseT video networks have been installed to provide a fully networked media distribution solution throughout the hotel. As a result, event spaces can be easily combined, separated and controlled.

"MacLean Media Systems has a history of construction experience," explains Project Manager, Darrell MacLean. "Large construction projects, such as the Delta, require ongoing, long-term attention and proactive coordination. We work with highly skilled contractors and trades, but our systems are specialized and unique to each venue. So, one of our most important roles is to ensure that all the members of the construction team understand what is required for smooth integration of our systems and delivery of an effective audience experience."

Photos courtesy of Delta Hotels and Resorts.