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University District

Calgary’s University District gets LEED Platinum

Calgary’s University District is the largest residential project in Canadian history to earn LEED Platinum certification for Neighbourhood Development.
child care rooms

Ontario initiatives improve access to child care

Ontario is investing over $23 million to build 35 licensed child care rooms across the province to provide families with quality licensed child care spaces.
WELL Certification

Teknion showrooms pursue WELL Certification

Teknion has announced it is pursuing WELL Certification for its New York and Toronto showrooms through the WELL Building Standard.

Ontario earmarks $3.2-bil for Trillium Trust

Ontario is providing $3.2 billion from the sale of Hydro One shares to the Trillium Trust for infrastructure projects that will help strengthen the economy.
Mosaic Stadium

Mosaic Stadium reaches substantial completion

PCL Construction Management Inc.’s work on the new $278.2-million Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, has recently reached substantial completion.

GE factory breaks ground in Welland

A ground-breaking ceremony was held in Welland for GE’s first Brilliant Factory in Canada. PCL Constructors Canada is the project’s general contractor.
liveable cities

Canada ranks high on ten most liveable cities list

Three of the ten most liveable cities in the world are located in Canada, according to a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

ACSA celebrates millionth safety milestone

The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) celebrated the association’s one millionth student to take safety training in the province at the end of August. Up
Royal Alberta Museum

Royal Alberta Museum set to open in late 2017

Construction on the exterior of the new Royal Alberta Museum is complete, bringing the facility one step closer to opening in late 2017.
Doors Open Toronto

Doors Open Toronto issues call for proposals

The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto, a free weekend-long celebration of Toronto’s architecture, history and urban design, will be held May 27 and 28, 2017.

First purpose-built greenhouse to rise in Alberta

Aurora Cannabis has completed the design, engineering and tender process for phase one of a 600,000-square-foot, fully automated greenhouse in Alberta.
gender wage gap

Ontario ups efforts to close gender wage gap

Ontario is moving forward on closing the gender wage gap, using recommendations listed in the Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee's final report.
fire safety

Ontario invests in fire safety improvements

Ontario will invest $6.5 million in improving the fire safety of community service agencies for some of the province’s most vulnerable people.
Green Button

BOMA T.O. comments on Green Button proposal

BOMA Toronto's recently published letter to MOE offers nine recommendations on the draft policy of Ontario's Green Button energy data analytics network.

Diamond Schmitt redesigns McMaster facility

Diamond Schmitt plans to renovate and equip 20,000 square feet within the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre to accommodate engineering facilities.
student residence

Student residence recognized for interior design

Toronto’s new Parkside Student Residence has won an Award of Excellence from the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO).

Energy audit standard open for public review

A proposed ASHRAE and ACCA standard that will establish consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits is open for public comment.