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25 York Street earns highest BOMA BEST score

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Menkes Developments has achieved the highest score globally for BOMA BEST with 25 York Street (Telus Harbour). The Class AAA office complex in Toronto has been recertified for BOMA BEST at the Platinum level, achieving a score of 99.2 per cent.

It’s not the first time the premier office complex has set an industry record, 25 York Street set the all-time highest BOMA BEST score on record for an office tower in 2015, with a score of 96.6 per cent.

“Menkes’ near perfect score for 25 York reflects ongoing operational excellence, and the fact that this building now has the highest-ever recorded score for BOMA BEST speaks volumes,” said Benjamin L. Shinewald, president and chief executive officer for BOMA Canada. “The commercial real estate industry is already deeply invested in BOMA BEST and in sustainability, but the Menkes team is a leader among leaders.  We salute Menkes on this remarkable accomplishment.”

The award-winning office tower has consistently set the bar for industry standards. In 2018, 25 York Street was Canada’s first-ever Fitwel certified office tower, and in 2019 the property was honoured with The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award. These accolades signify the building’s status in downtown Toronto and further position it as a leader in sustainable best practices. The tower is also one of the few buildings in Canada to achieve triple LEED certification.

“We are thrilled to be able to set the bar extremely high with respect to industry benchmarks,” said Cindy Woyslaw, general manager, Menkes Property Management Services. “However, what’s more important and meaningful to us is that we can not only meet, but exceed the expectations of our tenants when it comes to providing them with a sustainable, healthy workplace.”

Completed in 2010, 25 York Street is a partnership between Menkes and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

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