Digital Realty Opens 3rd Toronto Data Center

The facility is designed to meet growing demand for IT solutions in the region. It will feature 23 computer rooms between 8,600 and 13,000 square feet, with 2N resiliency.
The City of Toronto
The City of Toronto

Digital Realty has opened its third Toronto-area data center, in Vaughan, Ontario. The new facility can support a total of 46 megawatts of critical power capacity for clients within the Greater Toronto Area. The data center occupies more than 43 acres on the site of the former Toronto Star newspaper plant, which served as Canada’s largest such facility for more than 25 years.

The newly opened data center is outfitted with Digital Realty’s latest design and is located at 1 Century Place, approximately half an hour’s drive from downtown Toronto. The facility is designed to support the region’s growing need for colocation, cloud and enterprise solutions. More than 15,000 tech companies are located within the Waterloo-Toronto corridor, making it one of North America’s largest technology clusters.

Toronto is home to a booming financial services industry and a burgeoning roster of large technology companies and emerging tech startups for whom digital transformation is driving enterprise initiatives. We are seeing strong demand for data center expansion in Toronto, with a rapidly growing need for safe, reliable provisioning of IT services and capabilities,” said William Stein, CEO of Digital Realty, in a prepared statement.

Digital Realty’s new international data center comprises 23 computer rooms ranging from 8,600 to 13,000 square feet. Each can accommodate power capacities between one and three megawatts, with resiliences from N to 2N and power densities between 100 to 300 watts per square foot. The carrier-neutral data center features three separate network points of entry and is engineered to deliver a Power Usage Effectiveness of 1.25, annualized at full capacity.