DID YOU KNOW

The ExPlace wind turbine has been part of Toronto City skyline for over 18 years.

Our project was so ahead of its time, it was initially permitted as an amusement ride!

The project is also the most visible renewable energy project worldwide with more than 67,000 people passing by it every day.

The wind turbine is a Lagerwey model that is still installed for new projects today.

The weight of the wind turbine is approximately 121 tonnes.

The 640kW direct-drive generator produces enough energy to power over 100 homes.

This single wind turbine has saved more CO2 emissions than 20,000 trees over its 18 year operation.

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VISIT THE WIND TURBINE

Get an up close and personal perspective of a wind energy generator, right in the City of Toronto!
Find out how wind turbines work and make sure to take plenty of pictures for your social media!

PARTS OF THE WIND TURBINE

1. Weather Instruments Anemometer and wind vane
2. Direct Drive Generator Fewer rotating parts
3. Rotor Hub Incorporates rotor blades for 52m diameter
4. Exterior Hatch Access to aviation lights and anemometer
5. Nacelle Spacious design for easier servicing
6. Yaw Motors Enables the nacelle to rotate and face the wind
7. Rotor Blade High efficiency operation with low noise profile
8. Steel Tower Enables rotor hub to reach a height of 65m

KEY PROJECT PARTNERS

Exhibition Place
– Host –

Exhibition Place is host to the project and provided the grounds on which to install the wind turbine.

Toronto Hydro
– Joint owner –

Toronto City’s power utility Toronto Hydro is a project co-owner and is responsible for maintenance.