Brookfield GIS

Brookfield GIS expands and rebrands

A visitor to Brookfield GIS' new Innovation Centre might miss one of its most novel features without the benefit of a tour guide.

Transforming the office into a destination

In the knowledge economy, where communication technology allows the workforce to be completely mobile, are corporate offices going extinct?
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A change manager becomes the change managed

Normally, Teknion works with clients who are undergoing change management. Recently, the contract furniture company underwent change management itself.
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Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
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Lab facility demos energy-saving ‘earth tubes’

Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
UBC library

UBC library facility takes a page from Harvard

UBC has taken a page from Harvard with its newly opened Library PARC facility, using a model that extends the shelf life of books from 30 years to 300.
Pier 21

Inside the transformation of Halifax’s Pier 21

Halifax’s Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has reopened following a $30-million capital and thematic expansion.

Change management for shifting demographics

The demographic shifts happening in the workplace, particularly those expected in the next five years, are one of many reasons to do change management.
HOK Toronto

HOK Toronto’s new Pinterest-inspired home

HOK Toronto recently earned an ARIDO award of merit for the design of its Pinterest-inspired new offices.
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Arts facilities play starring role in revitalization

St. Catharines has cast the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre to play a starring role in the revitalization of the city’s downtown.
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Business opportunities ample in China and India

China's aggressive target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and India's ambitious scheme to embed information and communications technology in urban development and infrastructure are seen as prominent opportunities for Canadian investors, businesses and professionals.

Healthcare engineers trek regulatory landscape

Rental housing landlords sometimes think of themselves as the most regulated real estate operators, but healthcare engineers and facilities managers make a good case for claiming that title
The RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters

The RCMP’s new Nova Scotia headquarters

The design of the RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters reconciles its requirements of internal security and external accountability.
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New prestige office buildings capture market

Although longstanding landmarks in the Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver skylines now command average rents 18 per cent higher than less iconic competition can muster, real estate analysts predict an emergent tenants' market will alter that picture.

Why LEED certification is becoming an essential

As LEED certification increasingly matters to tenants’ employees, sound environmental stewardship has moved from a nice-to-do to a must-do for many companies.
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Changes to Toronto sewers bylaw may be on tap

Toronto has two changes to its sewers bylaw coming down the pipes that, if adopted, may trickle down to building owners and managers.

Inside U of T Mississauga’s Innovation Complex

To subsume or not to subsume. That was the question presented by the project brief for the expansion and renovation of University of Toronto Mississauga’s