First phase of STACK flagship Toronto campus delivered

Global developer First Gulf brings critical capacity to one of Canada’s most constrained data centre markets with STACK Infrastructure

One of the largest and fastest-growing global private data centre operators has announced the delivery of its flagship campus in Ontario, Canada’s capital city.

The first phase of STACK Infrastructure’s flagship Toronto campus totals 56MW, featuring an 8MW data centre and 48MW of planned expansion capacity in the heart of Canada’s commercial, financial, and industrial hub.

“In a market that continues to see a high absorption rate for data centre capacity, STACK is proud to deliver the first phase of our Toronto campus,” said Brian Cox, CEO of STACK Americas. “We look forward to deploying the next phase of this flagship campus to address our clients’ needs while vitalizing the local economy.”

STACK’s Toronto campus

Toronto-based developer First Gulf partnered with STACK to deliver the initial 8MW data centre by renovating an existing building. The approach of retrofitting an existing structure, reduced material usage and energy emissions consistent with STACK’s sustainability goals. 

The second phase of the development, set to be delivered in 2026, will boast 24MW and has committed power from Toronto Hydro. This will come from three substations using 100% renewable energy sources.

The third phase will offer a further 24MW, which STACK says will support client growth on a campus tailored as a purpose-built solution for scalability.

STACK’s sustainable data centre mission

With water efficiency, power efficiency, and optimal cooling systems foundational to STACK’s hyperscale portfolio, powered shells, and finished data halls, the brand has ready-built energy efficiencies in STACK’s Basis of Design, including air-cooling or combined adiabatic cooling and rain-water harvesting, reducing our reliance on public water supplies. 

STACK’s Basis of Design boasts an overall PUE target of 1.3 or below, varying across global geographies based on client priorities and regional climate implications.

The brand works with regional power providers and administrations to focus on smart and responsible delivery of critical capacity, ensuring any would-be wasted resources can be utilised and harnessed.

STACK’s growing portfolio

STACK’s global portfolio is made up of campuses worldwide, with projects in the works to expand it further. Its rapid growth makes it one of the largest and fastest-growing global private data centre operators worldwide.

Included in its portfolio is a planned five-building data centre campus offering 250MW of scale in Central Phoenix with a dedicated on-site substation. Other highlights of its portfolio include a 200MW campus in Portland spanning 55 acres with 96MW currently available for leasing, a centrally-located 84MW hyperscale data centre campus in Frankfurt, a data centre campus in Osaka, Japan with 72MW of capacity across three planned buildings and a 36MW facility delivered in Australia, launching a 72MW campus in Melbourne - one of the fastest growing markets in Asia Pacific.

The company also has a New Albany, Ohio 58MW data centre campus with immediately available capacity and build-to-suit expansion opportunities and a 48MW build-to-suit opportunity in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area, boasting abundant power and connectivity options.

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