North American colocation and wholesale build-to-suit data center provider, STACK INFRASTRUCTURE, has signed a partnership with First Gulf – a Canadian development and construction company, to develop a 56 MW campus in Toronto, Ontario.
STACK’s first international expansion is located minutes from Toronto’s downtown core and will include immediate capacity ready in mid-2022 as well as future expansion.
As the fourth largest city in North America and a critical data center market, Toronto is an ideal location for STACK’s first expansion into Canada, so the company stated. The new STACK development sits on 7.5 hectares (19-acres), located 10km (six miles) from the heart of downtown Toronto. It will be fed by three diverse substations served by Toronto Hydro for maximum scalability and redundancy.
The 56MW campus will enable hyperscale and enterprise data center clients to choose among ready capacity, powered shell, and build-to-suit customized opportunities.
“Toronto, with its incredible economic growth, access to power, and connectivity, is one of North America’s most exciting data center expansion opportunities,” said Brian Cox, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of STACK. “Our company continues to develop where our hyperscale and enterprise clients need to be, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with First Gulf and expand internationally to meet those needs. This represents the next chapter in the fast-moving and ever-expanding story of STACK growth.”
STACK is partnering with First Gulf on site development, leveraging the development firm’s 30 years of experience and more than $4 billion in developed assets within Greater Toronto and Ontario. First Gulf is a market leader in development, design-build, and construction for commercial, industrial, and mission-critical projects.
“Together, STACK and First Gulf make an exceptional team. With our 30 years of experience, development is where our team thrives, and First Gulf knows the Toronto market as well as anyone,” said Ilias Konstantopoulos, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Great Gulf Group, First Gulf’s parent company. “There is incredible potential here for long-term growth of digital communications infrastructure, and we’re proud to join forces with STACK to facilitate that growth.
STACK also offers several other data center opportunities in key regions throughout the United States, including:
- A 400-acre hyperscale data center campus with 400MW potential critical capacity in AllianceTexas, a master-planned development in Fort Worth, Texas, in partnership with Hillwood
- A New Albany, Ohio 42MW data center campus with immediately available and build-to-suit expansion opportunities
- A new 79-acre hyperscale data center campus in Avondale, Arizona, with 150MW of potential critical capacity
- Build-to-suit opportunities in Atlanta, including a potential 12MW in Alpharetta and a 48MW campus in nearby Lithia Springs