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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Resolvable barriers still impede accessibility

The building features that most commonly impede people with disabilities are not those that are the costliest or most structurally complicated to correct, new survey findings show.
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.
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.
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.
Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Canadian Property Management

Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Guiding principles for responsible nighttime lighting define how light should be applied, but, first, prospective installers are advised to consider whether lighting is even necessary.
Accessibility is everybody's business

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Opinion: Accessibility is everybody’s business

Society benefits, and invariably prospers, when people everywhere can more easily share their experience, knowledge and culture and exercise their spending powers
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.
Social destabilization unsettles city fabric

Canadian Property Management

Social destabilization unsettles city fabric

Data, collaborative networks and a suite of tested best practices can be valuable resources for property managers pressed to respond to the unsettling social destabilization occurring in many Canadian cities.
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.
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.
Accessible public bathrooms show bad form

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Accessible public bathrooms show bad form

Low-cost investments and practical adjustments to the configuration of fixtures could improve safety, convenience and assurance for people with disabilities.
North York

CondoBusiness

15-acre community planned in North York

A vast and vacant parking lot on Sheppard East in North York will become a brand new community replete with a variety of uses.
workspace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

At Scarborough’s newest collaborative workspace

LCH Developments wanted to bring something unique to the empty retail space on the ground floor of a condominium in Cliffside Village.