Furniture

office chair

Task chair retains throne as a staple of the office

To select the right office chair for an organization, consider price, user testing, and aesthetics.
sit/stand strategy

Developing an effective sit/stand strategy

Developing the right sit/stand strategy to include movement in the workspace is critical to supporting alert, engaged and healthy workers.
sit-stand workstation

Re-examining the sit-stand workstation

Recent research suggests that sit-stand workstations may not be the cure for 'sitting disease,' but they can help reduce musculoskeletal discomfort.
ergonomic

Ergonomic considerations for the design stage

When designing a workplace, it’s important to consider all aspects of ergonomics, productivity and accessibility.
CIBC Mellon

CIBC Mellon adds Mississauga office

Growth is a common reason for companies to relocate. Indeed, it was one of two key drivers behind CIBC Mellon’s recent move into a Mississauga outpost.
treadmill desks

Treadmill desks gain traction in the workplace

Just as the height-adjustable desk rose to the challenge of fighting sitting as the new smoking, due to the negative health effects of sedentary work, the treadmill desk is adding movement to the mix.
Brookfield GIS

Brookfield GIS expands and rebrands

A visitor to Brookfield GIS' new Innovation Centre might miss one of its most novel features without the benefit of a tour guide.
office

Transforming the office into a destination

In the knowledge economy, where communication technology allows the workforce to be completely mobile, are corporate offices going extinct?
Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
workplace transformation

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
wellness programs

Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
standing desks

Standing desks raise student participation

A landmark study found that standing desks raised student participation in elementary schools, as classrooms apply lessons from office environments.
Double exposure girl city. Student using digital tablet pad

“Tech” company workplace design trends

The rise of the disruptive upstart has ushered in a second wave dotcom era, and it has implications for workplace design trends beyond the tech sector.
HOK Toronto

HOK Toronto’s new Pinterest-inspired home

HOK Toronto recently earned an ARIDO award of merit for the design of its Pinterest-inspired new offices.
employment standards

How FMs can support employment standards

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
Small Office

The ergonomic hazards of hoteling stations

Hoteling stations come with not only financial benefits but ergonomics hazards. Experts explain how to ensure the safe use of shared desks.
Kitchener Public Library

Kitchener Public Library gets digital reboot

Kitchener Public Library’s $40-million renovation and expansion, completed in September 2014, responded to a new digital reality.