WELL Certification at 222 Bay Street
WELL Certification at 222 Bay Street

WELL Building Standard™

Grounded in medical research and administered by the International WELL Building Institute™, WELL is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on occupant health and wellbeing, assessing set building performance requirements in seven categories. Features of the standard are – Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, and Mind. Due to the stringent but holistic standards, WELL is globally recognized as the benchmark for the healthy operation of high-performance buildings.

Toronto-Dominion Centre’s 222 Bay Street tower is the first existing building in North America to achieve a Gold level certification under the stringent WELL Building Standard™. Pursuit of Gold-level WELL certification required meeting the standard’s 25 Preconditions and at least 40 percent of the applicable Optimization Features. This unique accomplishment is yet another industry first that builds upon TD Centre’s track-record of bold leadership and relentless innovation.

This guide provides an overview of select wellness Features achieved at 222 Bay Street.

Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, Mind
Air
Water
Nourishment
Light
Fitness
Comfort
Mind

WELL Features achieved at 222 Bay Street.

P – Precondition O – Optimization

Air

Promote clean air by reducing or minimizing air pollutants.

P – 01AIR QUALITY STANDARDS
P – 02SMOKING BAN
P – 03VENTILATION EFFECTIVENESS
P – 04VOC REDUCTION
P – 05AIR FILTRATION
P – 06MICROBE AND MOLD CONTROL
P – 07CONSTRUCTION POLLUTION MANAGEMENT
P – 08HEALTHY ENTRANCE
P – 10PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT
P – 11FUNDAMENTAL MATERIAL SAFETY
P – 12MOISTURE MANAGEMENT
O – 14AIR INFILTRATION MANAGEMENT
O – 29CLEANING EQUIPMENT –Innovation
Water

Promote clean water that is safe for use by implementing techniques to filter water and requiring water testing to be performed.

P – 30FUNDAMENTAL WATER QUALITY
P – 31INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS
P – 32ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS
P – 33AGRICULTURAL CONTAMINANTS
P – 34PUBLIC WATER ADDITIVES
P – 37DRINKING WATER PROMOTION
Nourishment

Make fresh and healthy food options readily available while limiting the availability of processed ingredients.

P – 39PROCESSED FOOD
P – 40FOOD ALLERGIES
P – 45FOOD ADVERTISING
Light

Create interior lighting that minimizes disruption to the body’s circadian system, enhancing productivity and supports good sleeping habits.

O – 56SUN GLARE CONTROL
Fitness

Promote healthy and active lifestyles by providing fitness opportunities while discouraging sedentary behaviour.

P – 64INTERIOR FITNESS CIRCULATION
O – 67EXTERIOR ACTIVE DESIGN
Comfort

Optimize working environments through implementation of thermal, acoustic, ergonomic, and olfactory comfort strategies.

P – 72ADA ACCESSIBLE DESIGN STANDARDS
P – 74EXTERIOR NOISE INTRUSION
P – 76THERMAL COMFORT
O – 77OLFACTORY COMFORT –Innovation
Mind

Promote cognitive and emotional health by implementing design, technology, and treatment strategies.

P – 84HEALTH AND WELLNESS AWARENESS
P – 85INTEGRATIVE DESIGN
P – 87BEAUTY & DESIGN I
O – 88BIOPHILIA I -Qualitative
O – 95STRESS REDUCTION
O – 98ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSPARENCY –Innovation
O – 101OCCUPANCY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM –Innovation
Enhanced Air Quality

We installed high grade carbon filters so that our occupants are not exposed to nasty air pollutants. The upgraded filters ensure that only clean air is delivered to the building, and indoor sources of pollution are filtered out as air is recirculated. Our stringent operational procedures ensure air quality is maintained.

Occupant Engagement & Green Council

The Green Council is responsible for our award winning Occupant Engagement Program. Through engagement, education and outreach, this tenant sustainability and wellness steering committee inspires and drives positive change in tenant practices and behaviours.

Superior Water Quality

Through rigorous water quality testing, we have ensured that water delivered to the property meets WELL’s stringent requirements, and is free of harmful contaminants. We will continue to monitor, test, and report yearly on water quality.

Access & Control of Light Exposure

Windows at 222 Bay Street are fitted with blinds that occupants can adjust to manage incoming daylight and prevent glare. We also encourage occupants to switch off their electronic devices an hour before bed to prevent sleep disruption caused by blue light.

Outdoor Active Design

Amenities such as benches, walking routes, bicycle storage and green space are some examples of Active Design at 222 Bay Street. The property is also accessible to every form of transit and has a Walk Score of 100.

Infographic of 222 Bay Street
Accessible Design

Beyond meeting provincial accessibility code, we continuously audit and enhance existing features in efforts to make the building as easily accessible as possible. This is why we upgraded our elevators and designed with the entire TDC community in mind.

Promoting Healthy Habits

To encourage healthy eating, we post educational communications throughout the lobby and on elevator screens which advocate for the consumption of healthy whole foods.

Interior Fitness Promotion

We opened up the main stairwell in 222 Bay Street and continue to promote stair climbing as an opportunity for physical activity. The property is also connected to the PATH, a large underground walkway that provides an ideal option for walking breaks and walking meetings.

Beauty & Design

Artwork is particularly important to us, so our main lobby features a collection of eye-catching art. We are also connected to Canada’s only dedicated design museum, which features artistic exhibits and educational art programming.

Smoking Ban

Smoking within 7.5 metres of building entrances is prohibited, as cigarettes contain harmful chemicals that contaminate indoor air quality. Designated smoking zones are located around the property, and ashtrays are affixed with educational messaging to remind occupants of the health hazards associated with smoking. Occupants are encouraged to use revolving doors to prevent cigarette smoke from entering the building.

Infographic of 222 Bay Street
Enhanced Air Quality

We installed high grade carbon filters so that our occupants are not exposed to nasty air pollutants. The upgraded filters ensure that only clean air is delivered to the building, and indoor sources of pollution are filtered out as air is recirculated. Our stringent operational procedures ensure air quality is maintained.

Occupant Engagement & Green Council

The Green Council is responsible for our award winning Occupant Engagement Program. Through engagement, education and outreach, this tenant sustainability and wellness steering committee inspires and drives positive change in tenant practices and behaviours.

Superior Water Quality

Through rigorous water quality testing, we have ensured that water delivered to the property meets WELL’s stringent requirements, and is free of harmful contaminants. We will continue to monitor, test, and report yearly on water quality.

Access & Control of Light Exposure

Windows at 222 Bay Street are fitted with blinds that occupants can adjust to manage incoming daylight and prevent glare. We also encourage occupants to switch off their electronic devices an hour before bed to prevent sleep disruption caused by blue light.

Outdoor Active Design

Amenities such as benches, walking routes, bicycle storage and green space are some examples of Active Design at 222 Bay Street. The property is also accessible to every form of transit and has a Walk Score of 100.

Accessible Design

Beyond meeting provincial accessibility code, we continuously audit and enhance existing features in efforts to make the building as easily accessible as possible. This is why we upgraded our elevators and designed with the entire TDC community in mind.

Promoting Healthy Habits

To encourage healthy eating, we post educational communications throughout the lobby and on elevator screens which advocate for the consumption of healthy whole foods.

Interior Fitness Promotion

We opened up the main stairwell in 222 Bay Street and continue to promote stair climbing as an opportunity for physical activity. The property is also connected to the PATH, a large underground walkway that provides an ideal option for walking breaks and walking meetings.

Beauty & Design

Artwork is particularly important to us, so our main lobby features a collection of eye-catching art. We are also connected to Canada’s only dedicated design museum, which features artistic exhibits and educational art programming.

Smoking Ban

Smoking within 7.5 metres of building entrances is prohibited, as cigarettes contain harmful chemicals that contaminate indoor air quality. Designated smoking zones are located around the property, and ashtrays are affixed with educational messaging to remind occupants of the health hazards associated with smoking. Occupants are encouraged to use revolving doors to prevent cigarette smoke from entering the building.

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For more information on WELL Certification or other sustainability and wellness initiatives at TD Centre, contact CF Connect at cfconnect@cadillacfairview.com.