Industry News


Fitwel Viral Response module launches

Fitwel's Viral Response module requires that companies follow a set of baseline strategies—actions that are necessary to mitigate the spread of infectious respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.

Calgary’s historic City Hall rehabilitation complete

After undergoing an extensive three year heritage rehabilitation, Calgary’s 109-year-old City Hall has completed renovations.
Edmonton Milner library

Edmonton’s Stanley A. Milner Library officially opens

The Edmonton Public Library has officially opened the $84.5-million Stanley A. Milner Library, designed by Teeple Architects and Stantec.
funds released for school energy retrofits

Carbon pricing bankrolls school energy retrofits

Promised allocations from the federal Climate Action Incentive Fund have been released for building envelope, lighting and HVAC system improvements.
Oxford moves into the cold storage sector

Oxford warms to cold storage sector

The CAD $475 million investment aligns the Canadian pension fund with the largest global player in cold storage logistics as momentum builds for digital commerce in grocery retailing.

Seneca students launch new IFMA chapter 

Amidst an aging workforce, two Seneca students have launched the International Facility Management Association’s newest student chapter to help learners pursue careers in facility management.
public transit

Research to gauge returns on public transit

COVID-19 has forced Canada’s transit authorities to grapple with the twin challenges of public health logistics and declining revenues. A new stream of federal infrastructure spending will target pandemic-resilient infrastructure.

Minoru Centre Active Living set to open in Richmond

The City of Richmond will open its new state-of-the-art indoor aquatic centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living on Monday, September 21.

Ontario hospitals get funding for critical upgrades

A provincial funding boost of $175 million for COVID-19 related and other urgent projects will address critical maintenance in 129 hospitals.
arts venue

Montreal arts venue slated for redevelopment

L'Illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes, a non-profit arts organization based in Montreal, will be demolished and then reborn on its current site.
ICE district

Edmonton’s Ice District towers win global award

Two towers in Edmonton’s Downtown Ice District have earned global accolades: Stantec Tower, JW Marriott Edmonton and private residences.
fulfilment centre

Amazon Canada opening fulfilment centre in Hamilton

Amazon Canada has announced plans to create a fulfilment centre and delivery station in Hamilton, located near the airport in Mount Hope.
Accessibility Standards Canada to conduct public consultation until Sept 25

Accessibility Standards Canada seeks public input

The agency is mandated under the Accessible Canada Act to develop accessibility standards for all federally regulated organizations and to more widely promote accessibility and inclusiveness through research and public engagement.
OAA winners

2020 OAA Awards winners announced

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced the winners of its 2020 Design Excellence Awards. Winners will be celebrated online.
master plan campus

SFU adopts 2065 Campus Master Plan

Simon Fraser University has officially adopted the Burnaby 2065 Campus Master Plan, which lays out a framework to guide the evolution of the campus.
Montreal holding company fined for violating PCB regulations

Montreal office building afoul of PCB regulations

A Montreal holding company pleaded guilty and was fined $260,000 for failing to comply after environmental enforcement officers ordered the disposal of a transformer.

High-rise builders flagged in new flooding insight

Little has been invested in underground infrastructure to increase capacity when it comes to Toronto's aging sewage and stormwater pipes.