Wednesday, July 18 | 12:30 – 3:00 p.m
Enwave Deep Lake Water Cooling
Enwave's Deep Lake Water Cooling (DLWC) system is the world's largest lake-source cooling system, and an alternative to conventional, energy-intensive air conditioning. Customers include Toronto's major downtown hospitals, multi-residential and commercial office towers, entertainment facilities and government buildings.
Three high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes along the bottom of Lake Ontario bring raw water from 5 km offshore and a depth of 83 metres into the Toronto Island Water Treatment Plant where it is processed into potable drinking water and then directed to Enwave's DLWC Energy Transfer Station located at the City's John Street Pumping Station. Heat exchangers then facilitate an energy transfer between the cold City drinking water and Enwave's closed chilled water supply loop.
Tour both the City's John Street Pumping Station and Enwave's DLWC Energy Transfer Station and learn more about how the system provides year-round cooling needs to over 100 buildings in Toronto's downtown core while also supplying drinking water to the City through this unique partnership between Toronto Water and the Enwave Corporation.
For more information please access the process flow diagram (PDF).
23 Rees St (John Street Pumping Station)
Tour length: Please gather at the hotel porte-cochere starting at 12:30 p.m. for a 1:00 p.m. departure. This location is in walking distance from the hotel but we will arrange transportation for those who prefer not to walk.The tour will be 1.5 hours.
PPE: City and Enwave will provide guests with necessary personal protective equipment. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
Participation requires a purchased ticket: Early Bird: $35 | Advance: $45 | Onsite: $50