The Toronto Internet Exchange Community (TorIX) is a not-for-profit Internet Exchange Point (IXP) located in a carrier hotel at 151 Front Street West in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1997, TorIX is currently comprised of 195 unique organisations (“peers”), peak traffic rates of 180 Gbit/s and is the largest IXP in Canada. The Exchange is organised and run by industry professionals in a (mostly) voluntary capacity. It is accessible directly in two separate locations within the building, at facilities operated by Equinix and Cologix, or via the building’s meet-me-room. Connections to their leaf node are available to in-suite customers of Neutral Data Centres as well.
High-profile members of TorIX include Google/Youtube, Akamai, Limelight Networks, Microsoft, Facebook, the Ontario Research & Innovation Optical Network (ORION), Bell Aliant, Allstream, Blackberry, CANARIE, CBC, CIK Telecom, CIRA, CloudFlare, Cogeco, Comwave, Distributel, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Eastlink, GTAnet, Hurricane Electric, iWeb, LARG*net, LeaseWeb, LinkedIN, Magna International, OVH, Peel District School Board, Persona, PostMedia (National Post), Primus, RISQ, Rogers, Seaside Communications, Shaw, Sheridan College, Softlayer, Source Cable, Sun Life, TekSavvy, Vianet, Videotron, WINDmobile and Zscaler.
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