Research

Meet Me in Toronto

July 2022

  • Richard Lukaj
    Experienced Financial Executive, Private Investor, Philanthropist

    Great value to feature the substance behind the strategic value of these critical interconnection facilities.

  • Arnold Nipper
    Chief Technology Evangelist (CTE) at DE-CIX

    Great work!

In this Article

Series Introduction

Welcome to the next evolution of the "Meet Me In..." research series. The goal of the series has always been to educate, create awareness, and highlight key facts about where, how and why the physical networks that make up the world's information infrastructure meet.

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Then

The original series featured 151 Front St, the King of Carrier Hotels and network interconnection in Toronto at the time - and it is easily the most important building in Canada. As per the research data, 151 Front St is still reigning champion in Toronto today. Back then, in 2003, were the days of networks measured by a physical presence alone and not ASN’s on an IX. 151 Front had 9 physical networks present and published in the official building Meet Me Room at the time, which was a passive, fiber-only (fibre-only for the Canadians) room in the basement. The Defacto Meet Me Room where electrical, de-muxxed circuits were available, was RACO. RACO was also featured in the original series and had 22 physical networks present as published. The Toronto Internet Exchange Community (TorIX), the largest Internet Exchange in Canada, was one of those “networks” listed at RACO.

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Now

Once again, and as the research data will prove continually, networks go to where networks already are and the same holds true for IX’s. 151 Front is a jewel. It was then in 2003 and it is ever more so now. Allied Properties REIT owns the building and the official building Meet Me Room, with three other neutral colocation facility operators, Equinix (former RACO / Switch and Data), Cologix and Neutral Data Centers Corp., existing at 151 Front, all providing access to TorIX.


Toronto Internet Exchanges

Currently there are 6 IX’s in 10 facilities within 6 addresses in Toronto. The largest, TorIX, has 247 ASN’s and the smallest, PIX Toronto, has 3 ASN’s published. The difference between the largest IX and 2nd largest, NetIX with 90 ASN’s, is 157. That is a large delta making TorIX the clearly dominant IX in Toronto. These numbers change as networks move on and off of IX’s, but the general direction is typically up.

The Top 5 Networks, by number of IX’s connected to, are CloudFlare, Hurricane Electric, Google, Microsoft and Packet Clearing House.

The tables below display live data on all IXs in the region highlighted in this map image.
Map of the search area

Toronto - Internet Exchanges by Location Address

AddressIX`s @Facilities @IX Name:TorIXNetIXBGP.ExchangeEquinix TorontoMegaIX TorontoPIX Toronto
#ASNs:24998241693
151 Front St5,,,
45 Parliament St3
905 King St. West2,
100 Wellington Street West1
4175 14th Avenue1
6800 Millcreek Drive1

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Toronto - Networks by Internet Exchange

Network Name (ASN)#IX`sIX Name:TorIXNetIXBGP.ExchangeEquinix TorontoMegaIX TorontoPIX Toronto
#ASNs:24998241693
Cloudflare (13335)4
Hurricane Electric (6939)4
Google LLC (15169)3
Microsoft (8075)3
Packet Clearing House (3856)3
Packet Clearing House AS42 (42)3
Shaw Cablesystems (6327)3
Akamai Technologies (20940)2
DigitalOcean (14061)2
Equinix Metal (54825)2
F5 Inc. (formerly Acorus Networks / Volterra) (35280)2
Facebook Inc (32934)2
Flowfinity Wireless Inc (30539)2
G-Core Labs (199524)2
GoCodeIT Inc (62513)2
i3D.net (49544)2
Imperva (19551)2
IPv6GO Solutions (211358)2
Keepit CA-TR (400113)2
OVHcloud (16276)2
Riot Games (6507)2
Subspace (32261)2
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (5645)2
Telekenex Inc (32035)2
Telekomunikasi Indonesia Int (TELIN) (7713)2
TruTel Inc. (16523)2
Yahoo! (10310)2
3zCanada (40028)1
4vendeta (50360)1
Access Communications Co-operative (21804)1
Activo, Inc (46195)1
Afghan Wireless Backbone ASN (138322)1
Afilias (12041)1
AgocsNet (211495)1
Air's Project Private Network (142553)1
AirGate (394676)1
Airtek Solutions Network (61461)1
Aky Telecom SpA (270034)1
Alex Delporte (213045)1
Alex Escape (61437)1
Alibaba (45102)1
Altarede Corporate (28260)1
Amanah Tech (32489)1
Amazon IVS / Twitch (46489)1
Amazon.com (16509)1
AMAZONIANET (267242)1
Androw (212519)1
Anexia (42473)1
Anycast ccTLD .it (197440)1
Aptum Technologies (13768)1
Aryel (59829)1
Astute Hosting (54527)1
Asympto Networks (39533)1
AT&T Canada - AS2685 (2685)1
Atlantic Metro (29838)1
Automattic (2635)1
Axia Connect Ltd. (54182)1
Azertelecom (196925)1
Azurite27 Network (142551)1
Baoshuo Network (141776)1
BBG Telecom (263276)1
BDBC-6-40449 (40449)1
Beanfield Technologies (21949)1
BGP.Exchange Route Servers (136754)1
BH TELECOM (19523)1
Black Oak Computers (Canada) (63128)1
Blizzard Entertainment (57976)1
BMNETWORKS (48768)1
Booking.com (43996)1
Boring Experimental Network (209449)1
BR.DIGITAL (14840)1
British Telecom GIIB (3300)1
Broad-Connect Telecom (23419)1
Broadridge Customer Communications Canada (36008)1
Broadridge Financial Solutions (33166)1
Brooke Telecom Cooperative (399494)1
BSO (4455)1
Cable Cable (33541)1
CampoNet (271203)1
Canaca (33139)1
CANARIE Inc (6509)1
CDN77 (60068)1
CentralNic Anycast B (60890)1
CentriLogic Canada (14453)1
China Telecom (4134)1
CIBC World Markets (7741)1
CIBC World Markets AS14121 (14121)1
CIK Telecom (54614)1
CIRA-CLOUD1 (55195)1
CIRA-REGISTRY (27299)1
Cisco Umbrella (36692)1
City Wide Communications (53913)1
Clearcable Networks (393990)1
Cloudwifi (394233)1
Coextro (36445)1
Cogeco Cable Canada (7992)1
Cologix (8001)1
Colosseum Online Inc. (19842)1
Comnet Bulgaria (29084)1
COMNET Global IP Backbone (61135)1
Computer Talk (54164)1
comwave.net (15128)1
Connecticore S.A. (197580)1
Continent 8 Technologies (14537)1
Convergenze S.p.A. (39120)1
Crave Technologies Ltd (394501)1
CRS Networks Inc. (54002)1
Data Centers Canada (13826)1
Datablocks (25948)1
DataCity (31798)1
DCS1 (37989)1
Delta Telecom (29049)1
Digital Communication Company (60268)1
Digital Systems (3245)1
DigiTurunc (48011)1
Distributel Communications Limited (11814)1
DNC Holdings, Inc. (53997)1
DNS-OARC-112 (112)1
Dropbox (19679)1
Duodecad IT Services Luxembourg (34655)1
Durham Broadband (398717)1
Eastlink (11260)1
EBOX (1403)1
ECOWAN (212514)1
Edgecast (15133)1
EGate Networks Inc. (13657)1
EiCatalyst Networks (30528)1
Envi Network Ltd. (11635)1
Eonix N.A. Region (62904)1
Epik Networks (21513)1
Equinix Connect - TR, Toronto (32323)1
Equinix Connect - TR, Toronto (formerly Q9) (12188)1
Equinix Internet Exchange - MLPE (24115)1
ESCOM (25374)1
Execulink Telecom (7794)1
ExperiencePoint (53668)1
F6 Networks (3367)1
Fastly, Inc. (54113)1
FGLTEL (397553)1
Fiber Networx Inc. (22873)1
Fiber Telecom (FT) (41327)1
FiberConX Communications Ltd. (13895)1
FIBERNETICS CORPORATION (36493)1
Fibrenoire (22652)1
FibreStream (395570)1
Fidalia Networks Inc (32678)1
fixmix GEN (211876)1
Forcepoint Cloud (44444)1
Frontier Networks (7311)1
Galaxy Broadband Communications (14500)1
Geodim (29687)1
GIBIRNET (208972)1
Globalive Wireless Management Corp (36273)1
Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (20365)1
GoHosted.eu (207427)1
Gosfield North Communications Co-operative (19465)1
Great-West Life Assurance Company (397433)1
Greater Sudbury Telecommunications Inc. (11522)1
Grid Telekom (39582)1
GTAnet Networking (549)1
GTHost Canada (62563)1
GTi Telecomunicacoes S/A (263080)1
HCE Telecom Inc. (393457)1
Heavy Computing (19117)1
Hetzner Online (24940)1
HL HOSTING LOGISTIC INC (46609)1
Horizon Scope Mobile Telecom (203217)1
HostCircle Inc. (396158)1
HostLink (24322)1
Hostopia Inc. a Deluxe Company [Canada] (14116)1
HUIZE-NET (141011)1
Huron Telecommunications Cooperative (11084)1
Hydro One Telecom (19752)1
ICONIC Networks (212175)1
iFog GmbH - FogNet (34927)1
ILAP - Internet Light and Power (12059)1
Infinite IT Solutions Inc. (36225)1
Infinity Telecom (49121)1
InnSys (53732)1
Intact Financial Corporation (32564)1
INTERKVM HOST (25198)1
Internap (29791)1
Internet Access Solutions Ltd. (33130)1
Internetworking Atlantic Inc. (11468)1
Invesco Group Services, Inc. (14630)1
Invistanet Provedor de Acesso (262427)1
Iristel (33164)1
ISC F-ROOT YYZ1 (30130)1
ISP Telecom Inc (22964)1
ITCI (53338)1
iTel Networks Inc (16696)1
iTeraTEL Communications Inc (395768)1
IUPLINK (62782)1
JD IRVING (36004)1
JSC InterDnestrCom (IDC) (1547)1
Juch-Tech Inc. (36052)1
Kalpak Mukhopadhyay Network LAB (213326)1
Keewaytinook Okimakanak (26288)1
Korax Inc. (18650)1
L. Garcia Comunicações (264556)1
LAKELAND-NETWORKS (30549)1
Lantern Hill IT (53494)1
LARG*net (819)1
LeaseWeb Network (16265)1
Limelight Networks Global (22822)1
LINK BRASIL TELECOMUNICACOES (271253)1
Link10 (262428)1
Linode AS63949 (63949)1
Logosoft d.o.o. (16178)1
M247 (9009)1
Magna International (26838)1
Managed Network Systems Inc. (7057)1
Martin Gotlund (211168)1
Mathew Philipps (213201)1
MegaIX Toronto Route Servers (395081)1
Megawire Inc. (33044)1
Melbikomas (56630)1
Metro Loop (32100)1
MetroOptic, Inc. (29909)1
NB Telecom (28338)1
Neotel (34772)1
Net-Surf.net (20911)1
NET1 LTD (43561)1
NETACCESS-SYSTEMS (25946)1
NetActuate (36236)1
Neterra Ltd. (34224)1
Netflash Internet Solutions (40867)1
NETGUARD (39251)1
NetIX Communications Ltd. (57463)1
Netrium Networks Inc. (26198)1
Netskope (55256)1
Netvalue (8095)1
NetX - NG (204281)1
NeuStyle (4508)1
Neutral Data (33554)1
Nexicom Inc. (11666)1
Next Dimension (13727)1
Nexusds.com (26531)1
NIC.BR c.dns.br (11284)1
Nicolas CHEVRIER (39792)1
NL-MLAB (41047)1
Novus Entertainment Inc. (40029)1
NRTC Communications (40440)1
NWIC (32586)1
Omonia (44306)1
Oncore Cloud Services (19382)1
OneCom Global Communications (51185)1
Online Direct (31250)1
Open X Tecnologia Ltda (263444)1
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (31898)1
Oricom Internet inc. (19515)1
ORION (26677)1
Pathway Communications (11342)1
Peel District School Board (35998)1
Performive (46562)1
Polymer Network (53594)1
Postmedia Network, Inc. (18588)1
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc (6407)1
Priority Colo AS30176 (30176)1
Province of New Brunswick PNB (26523)1
PublicDNS AS134409 (134409)1
PurePages Inc. (53424)1
Purple Cow Internet (397545)1
PWTSAI Network (211622)1
QCSTelecom (63290)1
Quadro Communcations (25914)1
Quantil Networks (54994)1
Radiant Communications Toronto (21724)1
Ravand Cybertech (12212)1
Reenigne (395309)1
Regional Municipality of Peel (62824)1
RingCentral (40627)1
RIPE NCC K-Root Operations (25152)1
RISQ Network (376)1
RITSNET (17117)1
Rogers Cable (812)1
RU Networks (18997)1
RUMBLE (399647)1
Rural Wave (46525)1
Salesforce.com (14340)1
Sami Yessou (211480)1
Sandwich.Net, LLC (62512)1
Saskatchewan Telecommunications (803)1
Saudi Telecom Company (STC IGW) (39386)1
Seaborn (13786)1
Seaside Communications (47027)1
Sentex Communications (11647)1
Serbian Open eXchange (13004)1
Server North Inc. (32881)1
SES Networks (60725)1
SG.GS (24482)1
Shared Services Canada (AS2675) (2675)1
Sheridan College (5664)1
Sigfried Net (212767)1
Silknet (35805)1
SILO WIRELESS (62593)1
Sirius Technology SRL (60501)1
SKAT TV (34577)1
SkyNet Canada / Fibre Media (22748)1
SKYWTH.COM LTD (212292)1
SLF (46156)1
Softcom Inc. (14166)1
SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. (an IBM Company) (36351)1
Source Cable Ltd. (35843)1
StackPath (Highwinds) (33438)1
Stage2Data (396984)1
Start.ca (40788)1
Storm Internet Services (13319)1
SUNWIRE (395127)1
Superonline (34984)1
Swisscom (3303)1
Synapsecom Telecoms (8280)1
System Lifeline Inc. (394367)1
T-2 d.o.o. (34779)1
Tampnet US (14224)1
TBayTel (32277)1
TCWC (394146)1
Telekabel AD (29030)1
TelMAX (394710)1
Telnyx LLC (63440)1
TELoIP (32710)1
Tencent Global (132203)1
TeraGo Networks Inc. (20161)1
The Constant Company, LLC (20473)1
The Wire (33361)1
Tiggee (16552)1
TMX Atrium (39470)1
TNEXT Communication (63131)1
TorIX Route Servers (11670)1
TorIX Services Network (393424)1
Traffic Broadband Communications (48452)1
Truespeed Internet Services (53791)1
TSSRB - Telekom Srbija (8400)1
Tucows (15348)1
TunnelBroker Australia (138510)1
Turbozone Internet (264479)1
TurkNet Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S (12735)1
Ubique Networks (395383)1
Unitas Global (1828)1
UPIX Networks AS266925 (266925)1
Valve Corporation (32590)1
VeriSign Global Registry Services (26415)1
Vianet Internet Solutions (5690)1
ViaNetTV (54198)1
Videotron AS5769 (5769)1
VIF Internet (10996)1
VMware SASE (53766)1
VOXILITY (3223)1
VSX Networks (262355)1
WebEx Communications (13445)1
WESTLINK TECNOLOGIA E COMUNICACAO AS61591 (61591)1
Westman Communications Group (19016)1
Wightman Telecom (29974)1
WTBTS-CAN (54235)1
WTC Communications (23252)1
XBASE Technologies (11077)1
Xplornet Communications Inc. (22995)1
Zayo (Abovenet Communications Inc.) (6461)1
Zenlayer AS4229 (4229)1
Zip Telecom (36731)1
Zonata - Natskovi & Sie (34368)1
Zscaler AS22616 (22616)1
Zulu (31298)1

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