The Plant condos

The challenge: a “greener” alternative to traditional hoarding systems


Project Details

Windmill Developments
Toronto ON
Project Year

About Windmill Developments and The Plant Condos located at Queen Street West and Dovercourt Street.

The Plant Condos is a new mixed-use development that encourages its residents to live a green lifestyle in the heart of Toronto. The development will have suites, retail space, office space and townhome suites.

To enhance sustainability, The Plant Condos will allow residents to use an internal greenhouse and will provide access to a green roof and micro gardens. The innovative project is developed by Windmill, a pioneer in green developments, who is dedicated to changing current practices using its triple bottom line approach of people + planet + profits. Windmill takes pride in its landmark portfolio of “green” real estate and its commitment to long-term, sustainable innovations. All of Windmill’s mixed- use projects have achieved LEED Platinum certification. More about the developer can be viewed at

The challenge: a “greener” alternative to traditional hoarding systems

Typically, with traditional hoarding structures, the graphics are printed on aluminum panels before being attached directly to plywood hoarding. This process results in multiple visits to the site and double the amount of material that ends up in the landfill. For most construction sites, safety signs are also installed separately, resulting in additional material and waste. To align with Windmill’s sustainability vision, a “greener” alternative to traditional hoarding needed to be implemented. The reusable, engineer-approved Greenloc system was the right choice for this innovative project.olution to streamline costs and operations associated with hoarding. The Greenloc team offered an inclusive solution by managing the supply, storage and installation of renovation. Efficiency was increased as the panels were stored for later use at other stores in the mall.