Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts

Toronto, Ontario

Project Description

The award-winning Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, home to the Canadian Opera Company (COC) and the National Ballet of Canada, is a building in harmony with its context, designed to engage the surrounding bustling city while playing host to some of the world’s leading intimate performances in its state-of-the-art auditorium.

Crossey Engineering provided the complete mechanical design and site servicing to the 383,000 sq. ft. facility, which also includes a 2,100 seat theatre. Requirements were implemented for the mechanical system to meet N1 noise criteria inside the theatre, and run more quietly than the threshold for human hearing. With a construction cost of approximately $181 million, Crossey’s designs spanned the building’s main hall, dressing rooms, rehearsal hall, dance studios, kitchen, lobbies, and a 400 space parking garage below the centre.

VSC Group provided the mechanical, electrical, elevator, and security system commissioning for the Four Seasons Performing Arts Centre located in downtown Toronto.




Diamond Schmitt Architects


2006 Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada, Architectural Woodwork Award

2006 Ontario Concrete Awards, Structural Design Innovation Award

2006 The Brick Industry Association, Brick in Architecture Awards—Best in Class

2007 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), Design Excellence Award

2007 BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Citation for Excellence

2007 Toronto Urban Design Award, Public Building in Context, Award for Excellence

2007 Wood Works! Awards, Interior Design Award

2007 Building Magazine—Outside the Box Award, Architecturally Innovative Design

2007 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Award for Illumination Design

2008 Chicago Athenaeum Museum’s International Architecture Award

2012 USITT Architecture Awards – Award of Merit

2009 RAIC Awards of Excellence – Innovation, Honorable Mention

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