Public Spaces

Office buildings

Office buildings urged to be facilitators of change

Creative programming can add value to office buildings in an increasingly competitive leasing environment.
zero carbon

Inside the Zero Carbon Building Standard

The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
smart community

Montreal building first vertical smart community

A new $200-million hotel-office-condo-multifamily development officially broke ground in downtown Montreal last week.
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.
Aging mall

Aging mall in cottage country finds new life

A few years ago, an aging mall in Midland, Ontario, was left struggling like many enclosed shopping centres across Canada.
Old Port of Montreal

Old Port of Montreal unveils new master plan

A preliminary master plan for the Old Port of Montreal imagines a dynamic, mixed-use waterfront site with closer access to the St. Lawrence River.
green roof

Research challenges current green roof standards

Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
Immersive hotels

Immersive hotels respond to desire for unique experiences

Hospitality guests are turning to immersive hotels as they now desire a unique experience that sets them apart from their social networks.
Gaslight District

Gaslight District sparks new vision for Cambridge

Once the Gaslight District is in Cambridge is complete, the mixed-use community will light up with authentic gas lanterns and bright minds, as well.
low-impact community

Industry sees promise in low-impact communities

Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.
employment standards

How FMs can support employment standards

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
mixed-use

Mixed-use project meets old-soul community

The Metalworks development in Guelph, Ontario, will ultimately bridge a deep-rooted community to the downtown core with a 50-foot-wide river walkway.
well-being

Cultivating wellbeing in the built environment

Mental health, including depression, is the leading cause of short-term disability in the global workplace. In Canada, 50 per cent of short-term disability claims are
Airplane

Toronto island airport expansion up in the air

Toronto city council voted to begin talks with the Toronto Port Authority and Transport Canada to look at a possible Toronto island airport expansion.