Our Work

Cogeco (Aptum’s) Downtown


Client: Quiettouch Inc (purch. by Cogeco Peer 1)

Project Goals

Ehvert was engaged to design, manage and construct a 5,000ft2 computer room in a 28-storey office tower in downtown Toronto.

The data centre was constructed on the 8th floor along with a 20-storey chilled-water & electrical riser. In probably the most challenging singular project management assignment that Ehvert has encountered, Ehvert coordinated and managed a helicopter hoist, lifting mechanical and electrical equipment onto the roof of the high rise. Ehvert had to shut down several downtown intersections and major transportation services. Ehvert directed and coordinated with the following groups:

  • Ministry of Transportation Ontario;
  • Navigation Canada (Air Traffic);
  • City of Toronto;
  • Toronto Police (50+ duty cops on site through execution);
  • Toronto Ambulance;
  • Multiple commercial and residential landlords;
  • Other tenants within the facility;
  • Multiple sub-trades and equipment vendors.

On this project, Ehvert served as the construction manager, engineer, prime consultant, and self-performed all of the mechanical, electrical, controls, communications, and security engineering.


Project Results

  • This retrofit construction project took place while all offices in the building remained fully operational.
  • At a national level, Aptum’s Toronto (Downtown I) is operating amongst 207 colocation facilities and is ranked #143 in Canada.
  • At the time, it was the only helicopter hoist in the downtown core of Toronto within the previous 10 years. Execution of the helicopter hoist would not have been possible without the management tools and project methodologies employed.
  • The project was completed on time and on budget. It was completed in Ontario.
  • The only project change orders were based on client directed scope changes.
  • Ehvert has been working with Cogeco for over 7 years (in August, 2019, Cogeco Peer 1 changed its name to Aptum Technologies).