This is one of two windmills erected by
Windshare and the Toronto Renewable
Energy Co-operative in Toronto, Ontario,
Canada. This mill went up between December
16 and 18, 2002. It is located at Exhibition
Place, Toronto, just off Lakeshore Drive across
from Ontario Place on the shore of Lake Ontario.
The TREC Windshare turbine at Exhibition
Place began generating electricity Thursday,
January 23, 2003 at about noon - the culmination
of more than 5 years' work. By 9 p.m., the
first megawatt hour of electricity had been fed
into the Toronto Hydro grid.
Co-operatively owned, and fully financed
by the sale of shares to individuals and
organizations, dividends will flow to co-op
members as a proportionate share of the net
proceeds of the sale of the power to Toronto Hydro.
TREC continues to press for the right to deliver
its power directly to its members – something
that the “opening of the market” should have
enabled, and which is a central featureof the
TREC co-op model.
The mill is 91 metres high (the hub is 65 metres).
It maximum power output is rated at 750 kW,
and it's estimated to produce 1400 MW/h
per year of electrical power.
Windshare’s web address is