Canadian buildings stand out in competition

Friday, July 10, 2015

Canadian buildings loomed large as BOMA International handed out The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards at its recent 2015 annual conference and expo in Los Angeles. Four teams of owners/managers from Ottawa, Calgary and the Greater Toronto Area accepted honours at the highest attainable TOBY level after receiving 2014 BOMA Canada national awards last September.

Ottawa’s World Exchange Plaza — owned by bcIMC Realty Corporation and managed by Bentall Kennedy — won in the Earth category, recognizing stewardship of resources and sustainable management practices.

Calgary’s Rangewinds Business Park — owned by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and managed by Bentall Kennedy — was named best Industrial Office Building.

The Bramalea City Centre in Brampton, Ont. — owned and managed by Morguard Investments — won in the Retail Building category.

Toronto’s 20 Queen Street West — owned by ONTREA Inc. and managed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation — was best Office Building in the 500,000 to 1 million square feet category.

Canadian recipients accounted for more than a quarter of this year’s 15 TOBY winners. “This international recognition is a testament to the high quality of both our buildings and the professionals who manage them,” says Susan Allen, president and chief staff officer of BOMA Toronto.

A new batch of Canadian candidates for next year’s BOMA International awards will be announced on September 17 at the 25th annual BOMEX conference and exposition in Quebec City.

Photo: World Exchange Plaza, Ottawa, Ontario.

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