Chicago architect Perkins & Will has designed a net-zero operational carbon community and childcare centre in Toronto, the first of its kind in the region. The North East Scarborough Community and Child Care Centre stacks amenities on top of one another to reduce its floorplan. The lower floor will contain lap and leisure pools with a viewing platform above, and the ground floor connects common areas and childcare facilities. The second floor has a fitness centre and multipurpose studios, and the green roof has a running track.Carved outdoor terraces define the building’s rooms and increase daylighting and views. The development will have green features such as air-source heat pumps and renewable energy systems.The parkland that the site is built on was used for communal cricket games. The centre’s gym will contain the city’s first purpose-built practice wicketThe development is due to be completed in 2023.