Architecture & Design

Maisonneuve Library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Maisonneuve Library turns a new page

The Beaux-Arts-style Maisonneuve Library underwent sensitive internal and external renovations to meet changing user needs and expand programming that was accessible for all.
Future Cities

CondoBusiness

Future Cities Institute aspires for breakthroughs

The institute aims to tackle the systemic drivers of housing-related affordability and innovate across sectors.
plastic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Plastic chemicals face growing scrutiny

The United Nations Environment Assembly adopted a resolution on March 2, 2022, to end plastic pollution by 2040.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Making a case for micro-unit apartments

As housing affordability and climate concerns continue to reach crisis levels, micro units are emerging as a promising, low-cost solution thanks to innovative design concepts improving interior efficiencies.
WELL

CondoBusiness

WELL evolves into residential communities

Minto Communities is the first developer in Canada to pilot the WELL for residential program, which sets out to create healthier homes.
accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada far from meeting accessibility goals

Federally-regulated organizations will need to prioritize specific actions that advance accessibility and disability inclusion by 2040.
FourFifty The Well

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Art at the heart of FourFifty The Well

From its dramatic curb appeal to its sophisticated art-centric interior, RioCan Living has created a unique experience at FourFifty The Well in Toronto.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.
standard

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.
Etobicoke

CondoBusiness

A new approach to mid-rise living in Etobicoke

A new spin on the concept of stacked townhomes is promised to boost missing middle housing typologies in the Greater Toronto Area.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The legacy of Sen̓áḵw

Currently underway in Vancouver, Sen̓áḵw is a powerful testament to Indigenous land ownership and an economic legacy that’s expected to generate upwards of $10 billion in revenue for the Squamish Nation.
healthcare

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A new healthcare tower for a diverse community

The new Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre in Toronto’s east end ushers in a new era of healthcare.
dementia

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Probing the impact of renos on dementia patients

The quality of life awaiting future residents within the country’s institutional-like care facilities is facing scrutiny as researchers closely examine how these spaces are being reimagined for the better.
healthcare

CondoBusiness

Housing and healthcare under one roof

n a city bereft of affordable housing and access to healthcare, two condo projects are setting out to combine these uses under one roof.
net-zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Archival preservation facility is a net-zero first

Library and Archives Canada’s new preservation storage facility opened as the first net-zero carbon archival centre in the Americas,
Scarborough Village

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Gateway to Scarborough Village

The aging plaza at 3730 Kingston Rd. in south Scarborough is poised to become a vibrant, mixed-use community hub, pending approval from Toronto City Council.
Meaford

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A supermarket becomes Meaford’s new library

The adaptive re-use project relocates Meaford Public Library from an inaccessible three-storey building to a one-storey facility.