The public-private partnership was procured through Infrastructure Ontario using the design-build-finance-maintain model.
The facility achieved LEED® Silver certification due to its focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources. Other green benefits include:
- 75% site construction waste diverted from landfill
- Reduced indoor water use by more than 20%
- Use of low-emitting adhesives, paints, carpet and sealants
Forum reached substantial completion on the 30-year operating term SWDC project in 2013, then sold its interest in 2016, maintaining its role as the asset manager.