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Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
BMO Field

MLSE scores goal with BMO Field makeover

BMO Field hosted the celebration of two goals at the TFC’s home opener May 7. One was the completion of the sports venue’s $150-million transformation.
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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.
The RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters

The RCMP’s new Nova Scotia headquarters

The design of the RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters reconciles its requirements of internal security and external accountability.
AODA compliance

Accessibility, ergonomics and AODA compliance

As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
Kitchener Public Library

Kitchener Public Library gets digital reboot

Kitchener Public Library’s $40-million renovation and expansion, completed in September 2014, responded to a new digital reality.
MacOdrum Library

MacOdrum Library’s novel redesign wins award

Diamond Schmitt Architects' dramatic $27-million redesign of Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library earned a 2015 Library Building Award on July 7.
Universal design

Expanding the frontiers of universal design

Universal design encompasses much more than physical accessibility, as three Interior Designers of Canada members recently explained in a panel discussion.
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Design team selected for T.O. waterfront park

Aitken Place Park, a new 3,000-square-metre park planned for the Toronto waterfront, will be designed by landscape architecture firms Thomas Balsey Associates and Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. The companies, based out of New York and Toronto respectively, were selected to collaborate on the project by Waterfront Toronto.
Work from home

How to find the right mix of workplace choice

The recent popularity of flexible spaces doesn’t mean traditional spaces should be abandoned altogether. Indeed, that there isn’t one perfect model for the workplace was
Metrogate Park in Toronto

The benefits of urban parks

The economic and environmental benefits of urban parks are many. But as demand for land rises, cities must be creative when building new spaces.
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Ontario’s move toward accessibility

New accessibility regulations and innovative ideas are transforming Ontario's infrastructure.
REMI

Barriers abound in existing built environment

Voluntary action will continue to be the predominant dismantler of barriers in Ontario’s built environment and landscapes ...
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Specifying an effective sound masking system

To ensure a sound masking system works as expected, a clear set of performance standards should be established prior to procurement. If not, the system may not provide the desired level of speech privacy or noise control.
REMI

More than just books

The new Surrey City Centre Library is not only a striking architectural landmark; it serves as a civic anchor for the city’s changing downtown core.