ASHRAE Toronto - RBC WaterPark Place/Cisco Innovation Centre - Facility Tour Registration - January 9th, 2017

  • 09 Jan 2017
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • RBC WaterPark Place - 88 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 0B8
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January 9th, 2017

RBC WaterPark Place/
Cisco Innovation Centre
Facility Tour

Tour 1 - RBC WaterPark Place - Mechanical Rooms

Group A - 04:00-05:00 PM
(Open for all)

Group B - 04:00-05:00 PM
(Exclusive for Chapter Members)

Tour 2 - Cisco Innovation Centre 

Group A - 04:00-05:00 PM
(Open for all)

Group B - 04:00-05:00 PM
(Exclusive for Chapter Members)

Date: Monday, January 9th, 2017



04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

RBC WaterPark Place

88 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 0B8

Click Here for Directions

Please meet in the lobby for both sessions.

Register here for Facility Tour                       


A one hour facility tour of RBC WaterPark Place or the Cisco Toronto Innovation Centre.

Registration is limited to one tour per person. There are two groups in each tour; one is exclusive to ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Members and second is open for all.   

Space is limited in each tour group, first come, first serve.

RBC WaterPark Place Tour will be led by:


              Senior Associate, The HIDI Group

Mike is a Senior Associate who joined The HIDI Group in 2007 after graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering from Ryerson University. Thanks to his technical expertise, superior project management skills and excellent client care, Mike has since been promoted to Senior Associate. With a passion for energy efficient buildings and sustainable design, he is actively involved with the Toronto ASHRAE Chapter, and was instrumental in HIDI’s recognition as a PowerStream Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Champion for advancement of sustainable design. At The HIDI Group, Mike has led the mechanical design of innovative retail, commercial and mission critical facilities, including RBC WaterPark Place, Toronto’s first LEED Platinum Core and Shell certified commercial tower. Additional experience includes the 2 Queen Street West Revitalization, Toronto Eaton Centre Sears Conversion, and Maple Leaf Square Mixed-Use Complex.

             JOHN FERGUSON, P.Eng., LEED AP

           Managing Principal, The HIDI Group

John is a Managing Principal with over 35 years of consulting experience. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and taught a mechanical building systems course at its School of Architecture for eight years.  John possesses a wealth of experience in diverse market sectors, including commercial, retail, mission critical, institutional, healthcare and mixed-use. His acute attention to detail, passion for sustainability and aptitude for client care have translated into the development of novel building systems for projects such as RBC WaterPark Place, Toronto’s first LEED Platinum Core and Shell certified commercial tower, and the Bank of Montreal Barrie Computing Centre, the first data centre in North America to achieve a Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute. With a broad range of experience spanning new construction, renovation projects, and the renewal of heritage-designated buildings, recent projects include 351 King Street East (The Globe & Mail Centre), Toronto Eaton Centre Sears Conversion, and Joseph Brant Hospital Redevelopment.

Cisco Innovation Centre Tour will be led by:

      BILL MACGOWAN, P.Eng., CEM             Director, Smart Building Digitization, Cisco

Bill MacGowan is the Director, Smart Building Digitization for Cisco’s Industry Transformation Business Division in Canada. William has extensive experience within the AEC (Architects Engineers Constructors) Space and is intimate in the design, implementation and operation of dynamic building systems. William has been intimately involved with the progress of open data communication standards and converged base building networks. William has deep knowledge in the areas of Converged Building Systems, Enterprise Integration and the Delivery of High Performance Business Value. William is an honors graduate of the Queens University Electrical Engineering Program and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the American Energy Engineers (AEE) Association. William resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Need Assistance?

Feel free to contact the following:

Badri Patel
ASHRAE Toronto Programs Committee Member

Beatriz Salazar
ASHRAE Toronto Programs Committee Member

Brendan McDermott
ASHRAE Toronto Programs Committee Member 


Abhishek Khurana
ASHRAE Toronto Programs Chair 


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