RBC Convention Centre Redevelopment


During the $180 million redevelopment and expansion of the RBC Convention Centre the facility doubled in size and now extends south over York Avenue onto what was previously a surface parking lot.

The new facility includes multi‑purpose divisible spaces, additional underground parking, a main floor ballroom and public assembly spaces. The third floor features new exhibit space that connects to the existing building and creates over 131,000 square feet of contiguous, open trade and consumer show space.

The lighting system has multiple controls including dimming, colour changing, zoning & scheduled event programming. Being able to tie all of these systems together was very rewarding. - SMS Engineering Lighting Designer Bryan Smith

In the City Room located in the heart of the third floor exhibition floor space, custom made hexagon-shaped light fixtures illuminate the honeycomb shape, giving off a crystal-like effect. The stunning results can be viewed from York Avenue via the floor-to-ceiling curtain wall. The brightness of these lights can be controlled within multiple zones opening up many possibilities to be creative when setting the mood at your next event.

2017 IES Illumination Award of Merit

LEED Silver Certified