Industry News

Best Restroom

2018 Canada’s Best Restroom finalists announced

Cintas has announced the five finalists for its 2018 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. The public are invited to vote for their favourite until Aug. 17.
community wellbeing

Report defines framework for community wellbeing

A new report by design firm Dialog and The Conference Board of Canada identifies a framework to understand design impacts on community wellbeing.
Halifax office vacancy rate

Halifax office vacancy rate dips modestly

The Atlantic Canada real estate advisory firm, Turner Drake & Partners, reports a region-wide office vacancy rate of 15.25 per cent, representing a drop of more than 170 basis points since June 2017.
retrofit financing

Toronto may extend reach of retrofit financing

Toronto Council is considering opening up a loan fund for energy upgrades to a larger pool of borrowers, including private sector landlords, condo corporations, health care and educational facilities.
Waterfront Toronto

Design proposals unveiled for two Waterfront Toronto parks

Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation recently unveiled the top ten design proposals for York Street Park and Rees Street Park.

Canada invests in cultural infrastructure in N.B.

The Government of Canada is providing Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) with a $405,000 grant to support renovations to its facilities.
Diamond Schmitt

North York Central Library reopens after renovation

A Diamond Schmitt project has “revitalized” the North York Central Library, one of the largest in Toronto.
dismantling cap and trade

Costs of dismantling cap and trade queried

Several prominent business leaders and professionals are expressing disappointment, and projecting billions of dollars in direct losses and forgone economic development.
IFMA board of directors

IFMA introduces 2018-19 board and executive committee

IFMA has announced the member-elected executive committee (EC) and new members of its global Board of Directors for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
previously awarded EVC grants

Ontario qualifies previously approved EVC grants

Approved applicants who have already acted on the former government's promise will be in position to collect the rebate. Those who did not purchase equipment or sign a contract to authorize investment prior to July 4 will receive no funds.
broad based excellence

Canada’s TOBYs reflect broad based excellence

The five winners chosen by BOMA International represent five distinct pairings of owners and managers for buildings located in three different provinces.
RAW X RAW Design

RAW Design celebrates 10 years with annual installation

On June 27, Toronto-based architecture firm RAW Design celebrated its 10th anniversary with RAW X, its annual summertime installation.
Wēv Collection

Wēv Collection lighting wins Gold at Best of NeoCon

Barbican, an award-winning provider of high-end commercial lighting, has been awarded Gold at the Best of NeoCon Awards for its third new line of 2018, the Wēv Collection.
CN Tower

CN Tower unveils its most extensive renovation

Toronto’s CN Tower has unveiled a $16 million renovation that has transformed the iconic landmark’s 14,000-square-foot main observation level.
product conformance requirements

BIFMA announces new product conformance requirements

The Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has released new criteria for Product Conformance Requirements.
energy retrofits and fuel switching

Quebec urges energy retrofits and fuel switching

Conservation is the top priority in Quebec's recently unveiled plan to reduce province-wide energy consumption, boost low-carbon supply and embrace electricity storage and smart grid applications.
Command Centre Humber River Hospital

PCL honoured for excellence in green building

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) was presented the 2018 Excellence in Green Building: New Construction Institutional Award for Humber River Hospital.