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benchmarking diversity

Design standards key to benchmarking diversity

Accessibility and inclusiveness are on the agenda for a pending update of the model green office lease that has become an entrenched standard in Canada's commercial real estate sector.

Ontario raising awareness for workplace ergonomics

Ontario workplace health and safety associations are hosting learning sessions, webinars and training events on ergonomic workplaces in October and November.
high-tech community

Google spinoff to build high-tech community in T.O.

Sidewalk Labs is teaming up with Waterfront Toronto to transform 800 acres of Toronto's eastern waterfront into a global, high-tech neighbourhood

Western receives $13.8-mil investment for new labs, equipment

The Government of Canada is investing $13.8 million in new research infrastructure, including new labs and equipment, at Western University through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
IREE certification

IREE certification for retrofits coming to Canada

CaGBC, GBCI and the Advanced Energy Centre are working together to bring the Investor Confidence Project and its IREE certification to Canada.
patient tower

Joseph Brant Hospital’s new patient tower opens

The Michael Lee-Chin and Family Patient Tower at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital officially opened on October 12, marking the end of construction season.
Lethbridge College

Trades and technologies centre opens at Lethbridge College

A new trades and technologies centre designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects in association with Sahuri + Partners opened at Lethbridge College on Sept. 27.
asbestos in the workplace

E-course helps manage asbestos in the workplace

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety launched an e-course to help recognize, assess and manage asbestos-related risks in the workplace.
School of Architecture alumnus Peter Guo-hua Fu

McGill School of Architecture alumnus gifts school $12-mil

McGill School of Architecture alumnus Peter Guo-hua Fu, a well-known Chinese architect, recently donated $12 million to the university’s School of Architecture.
Red River College

Red River College awards project to Diamond Schmitt

Winnipeg’s Red River College has awarded a $95-million Innovation Centre project to Diamond Schmitt Architects and Number TEN Architectural Group.
Greenest School

Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg named Greenest School in Canada

Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition.
Canoe landing

Toronto’s Canoe Landing Centre breaks ground

Construction has officially started on the Canoe Landing Centre, a multi-use facility located on the site formerly known as Block 31, at the corner of Fort York Boulevard and Brunel Court in Toronto.
Nova Centre

Nova Centre to get major connectivity boost

When the Nova Centre development in downtown Halifax is complete, it will supposedly be one of the most technologically connected commercial hubs in Atlantic Canada.
Community Recognition Award

B.C. Community Recognition Awards announced

Six local governments in B.C. were recognized for their leadership in the use of wood in community projects, both architecturally and structurally.

CaGBC report recommends national retrofit strategy

A CaGBC report suggests provincially-specific retrofit pathways that include recommissioning, deep retrofits, renewable energy and fuel switching actions.

Quadrangle wins design award for Hullmark office

Quadrangle recently won a Toronto Urban Design Award in the Low-scale Buildings in Context category for 619 Queen West, the Hullmark office, located in downtown Toronto.
multi-function paramedic station

Toronto unveils first multi-function paramedic station

A community open house and ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to officially open Toronto’s first new multi-function paramedic station.