How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification


Landlord-tenant partnership leads to world’s first v1 certification under WELL standard

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters, located in the TD Centre in downtown Toronto, recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building Standard. What turned out to be a 18-month long process—optimizing 25,000 square feet of the 23rd floor—was a challenging feat that would not have been as smooth if it hadn’t been for a strong partnership with landlord Cadillac Fairview.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.