The Leaf at Diversity Garden

Canada’s Diversity Gardens is the final major phase in their development of the Assiniboine Park and Zoo that was launched in 2009. The Leaf is the corner stone of the new 30-acre diversity garden that will become a magnificent indoor, multi-seasonal attraction; It will be one of the most visually stunning places of its kind in North America. The leaf combines educational rooms, an event space with a commercial kitchen and bar, and multiple biomes which are highlighted by North America’s largest indoor waterfall. Mechanical Highlights include: a geothermal system for environmental control, a  filtration system for the biome’s water feature/fog system, and root heating systems.

  • AHU’s for Commercial Kitchen and Laboratory
  • Domestic Water System
  • Building Automation System
  • Perimeter Heating System, power by a Boiler
  • Commercial Kitchen Installation
  • Universal Bathrooms
  • Sanitary and Storm Water System
  • Geothermal System, complimented by a Heat Pump
  • Natural Gas
  • Water Feature System (waterfall, filtration system)
  • Infloor Heating System in Biomes
  • Root Heating System in Biomes
  • Environmental Control System in Biomes
  • Fog System (Biome)

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Project Details

Owner: Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Type of Service: Electrical
Sector: Commercial
Completed: Bid Spec
Duration: June 2018 to August 2022 - PENDING
Value: $6,882,320.40
Delivery Method

Design Assist Build

Project Manager

Scott Stronciski


Mark Milne


Assiniboine Park Conservancy


Bird Construction Group

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