Industry News

Environmental Stewardship Award

ISSA Canada names Environmental Stewardship Award winners

The 2020 winners are Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Manulife Investment Management, and Rogers Place.

Plans for $500M esports and entertainment complex in Toronto

OverActive Media and design firm Populous are building the first new sports or entertainment venue in Toronto since BMO Field in 2007. Plans also include a hotel complex.
Arts Commons

Calgary’s Arts Commons project moves forward

The Calgary Municipal Land Corp. has announced that Colliers will take on project management for the Arts Commons Transformation project.
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Facility managers turn to augmented reality

Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of surveyed facility managers expect to implement AR technology over the next two years.
Manitoba Hydro abandons international consulting business

Manitoba Hydro nixes international consulting

The move will shift domestic elements of the engineering, utility management, high voltage and telecommunication business units back into Manitoba Hydro’s fold and cede the global marketplace to other competitors.

PCL team selected to build new St. Paul’s Hospital

PCL Construction has been selected to build the new St. Paul’s Hospital at 1002 Station Street in Vancouver. Completion is set for 2026.
Ontario prepares mega-site inventory

Ontario prepares mega-site inventory

Newmark Global Commercial Real Estate Services has been named to lead the selection process once the in-progress call for 500- to 1,500-acre mega-sites closes on July 31.

Ottawa Library facility gets net-zero carbon funding

The Ottawa Public Library joint facility project is receiving $34.5-million from the federal government to achieve net-zero carbon goals. 
Canadian hoteliers get needed COVID-19 relief

Canadian hoteliers get needed COVID-19 relief

Relief helps to offset a year when RevPAR plummeted by 60 per cent relative to 2019 and the 12-monrh average hotel occupancy rate barely nudged above 33 per cent.

New Nanaimo ICU breaks ground

Construction is underway on a modern intensive care unit (ICU) at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. It's expected to open in early 2023.
fenestration and glazing industry alliance expands Canadian presence

Fenestration body expands Canadian presence

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has signed a collaborative agreement with Quebec's Association de vitrerie et fenestration and named a new Canadian director.
Brookfield Infrastructure sells Enwave district energy holdings in two separate transactions

Brookfield sells Enwave district energy

Brookfield Infrastructure is selling 100 per cent of Enwave, its North American district energy enterprise that includes the deep lake water cooling network in Toronto.
COVID-19 HVAC learning curve

ASHRAE tracks COVID-19 HVAC learning curve

A newly refreshed edition of the ASHRAE Epidemic Taskforce’s Building Readiness Guide provides more resources for calculating the effectiveness of building flushing and filtration.
Tamara Vrooman has advised the government to support deep retrofits via the Canada Infrastructure Bank

New CIB chair is supporter of deep retrofits

Tamara Vrooman brings leadership experience in the private and public sectors to her new role as chair of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
Permeable plaza surrounding Chambly cultural centre wins design award

Permeable plaza earns plaudits for Chambly, QC

Pôle culturel de Chambly took top honours for a commercial project incorporating a variety of hardscape products, with the city recognized as both the contractor and designer.
Harry Jerome

Harry Jerome Community Centre moves forward

The Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre (HJCRC) in North Vancouver is moving ahead. Construction begins in 2022 with completion in 2025.

TPH calls on facilities to ramp up IPAC measures

Extra vigilance is expected as confirmed cases of the highly contagious U.K. B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 spreads within Ontario-based facilities.