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RDHA to receive RAIC’s 2018 Architectural Firm Award

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has named RDHA, a Toronto-based architecture studio, the recipient of its 2018 Architectural Firm Award.
John Stephenson

John Stephenson elected OAA president for second term

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has elected John Stephenson, OAA, MRAIC, to serve as OAA President for a second one-year term.

SNC-Lavalin, EllisDon to jointly manage new Toronto courthouse facility

SNC-Lavalin has partnered with EllisDon Facilities Inc. on the facility management for the new Toronto courthouse project.
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UBC researchers invent new technique for making smart windows

UBC chemistry researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.
Budget 2018

Budget 2018 proposes investments in correctional, library facilities

Budget 2018 proposed an investment of $73.3 million to construct and operate a joint facility for Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa Public Library.
low-carbon innovation

Ontario offers funds for low-carbon innovation

Ontario-based companies and organizations will have until May 7, 2018 to submit their concepts to the newly announced GreenON Challenge.

BMO opening high-tech campus in CF Toronto Eaton Centre

BMO is transforming a four-storey space at CF Toronto Eaton Centre into an urban campus that will also repurpose part of the old Sears Canada store.
women in skilled trades

New funding for women in skilled trades

The 2018 federal budget commits funds to inform women about apprenticeship programs, dispense financial grants for training and provide resources as they move into the workforce.
wood design

Winners announced at 2018 Wood Design Awards in B.C.

At the 14th annual Wood Design Awards, the innovative architectural and structural design of taller and larger mass timber buildings took centre stage.
GBCI Canada

GBCI Canada opens in second largest market for LEED

GBCI and the CaGBC have formed GBCI Canada to accelerate green building market transformation and impact in Canada.

New office building to anchor urban centre in Vaughan

A mixed-use headquarters for the Labourers' International Union of North America Local 183 will break ground in The City of Vaughan this fall.
Smart Building Analytics Living Lab

First Smart Building Analytics Living Lab to open at Ryerson

Schneider Electric Canada has partnered with Ryerson University to build the Smart Building Analytics Living Lab, the first laboratory of its kind in Canada.
M Coach House

M Real Estate unveils new office space, The M Coach House

Greater Montreal-based real estate agency M Real Estate recently opened The M Coach House, its fourth office location in Quebec.
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

Expansion planned for Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

The emergency department at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Centenary site is set to be redeveloped and expanded to replace aging infrastructure.
carbon market

Carbon market funding to upgrade Ontario schools

Ontario is investing in energy upgrades at college and university campuses across the province.
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World’s largest YMCA opens in Calgary

Shane Homes YMCA has opened at the new Rock Ridge facility in Calgary. It is the world's largest YMCA. The facility stands at 284,000 square feet.

Hamilton tops list of most intelligent communities worldwide

Hamilton has been selected by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) as one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year, worldwide.