Public Spaces

Sunnybrook Hospital

Sunnybrook Hospital abuzz with beekeeping first

Sunnybrook Hospital has become the first healthcare facility in Toronto to welcome honeybees to its 100-acre property.
Public transit wariness

Public transit wariness makes the core edgy

Commuters’ willingness to jump on the bus, light-rail car or subway is expected to be a driving factor in repopulating office space in some major North American markets, including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
social spaces

Curating social spaces in 2020

Humans are naturally social creatures. So why shouldn’t our built environment be designed to accommodate and encourage this natural state of being?
first responders

A new home for first responders in Delta, B.C.

The facility brings together a multi-purpose satellite fire station, a live-fire training building, and a municipal emergency operations centre.
Gen Z

Preparing for a Gen Z workplace

Here comes Gen Z. These young adults have different expectations and aspirations that, if unmet, will result in a loss of valuable facilities personnel.
big three retail landlords

Big three retail landlords thrive on experience

Yorkdale Shopping Centre again takes the title of Canada's most productive mall in the Retail Council of Canada's annual analysis of shopping centres with more than 250,000 square feet of gross leasable area.
noise

Not all noise nuisances require a remedy

Noise complaints are a prevalent and challenging problem for facility managers. While the most common are related to a loud residential or commercial neighbour, the
wood surrey

Timber City

City of Surrey has made significant investments in civic and community buildings, many of which incorporate wood and mass timber.
tourism benefits

Tourism benefits also linked to its drawbacks

Japanese survey respondents are the least enthusiastic about tourism, but they voice the lowest level of complaints. Respondents in the United States also express below-average faith that tourism has a positive economic or cultural impact.
hotel x toronto

History and innovation blend at Hotel X Toronto

For Hotel X Toronto, a new urban resort from the Library Hotel Collection, intimate is the personality of choice, and it comes across in all its facets.

Justifying the costs of workplace ergonomics

You’ve identified the ergonomic hazards, developed solutions to address them, and researched the costs and resources needed to implement the solutions. Even still, you just
Rollout of RHFAC

Rollout of RHFAC continues cross-Canada

Real estate operators can look to CSA-accredited professionals for guidance on making buildings more welcoming and workable for people of all abilities.
Accessibility certification

Accessibility certification fills industry void

Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but RHFAC can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.
Single-use professional sports venues

Single-use professional sports venues falter

Ottawa and Calgary are two current Canadian examples where pressure is mounting to abandon major arenas still far from the end of their structural life cycles and build anew.
Albion Library

Albion Library first with trans-friendly signage

The new Albion Library, opened earlier this summer, is the first of Toronto’s 102 branches to introduce gender-neutral washrooms.
UBC's Ponderosa Commons

UBC breaks down barriers with mixed-use hub

UBC is breaking down barriers with Ponderosa Commons, the first of five mixed-use residences designed to activate the commuter campus year-round.
York Recreation Centre

York Recreation Centre revitalizes brownfield

With the development of the York Recreation Centre, the City of Toronto is serving a previously underserved community by using a previously underused site.