Restoration & Renovation

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.
office premises

Office premises as organizational promoter

Rarely do non-profit organizations look upon their premises as a vehicle to promote their identity, culture and purpose, but they should.
Group

Change management for shifting demographics

The demographic shifts happening in the workplace, particularly those expected in the next five years, are one of many reasons to do change management.
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.
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.
Match Marketing

Match Marketing forgoes move for office reno

The recent renovation of Match Marketing’s Mississauga offices delivered a cafe and patio — both features that have become must-haves for ad agencies.
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.
aging structures

Aging structures on financially shaky ground

Heritage Canada's annual list of endangered places is both an inventory of landmarks at risk and a commentary on social trends and economic dilemmas that undermine efforts to productively preserve significant buildings.
Hullmark_Liberty_Village_property

Hullmark revives aging Liberty Village property

The more than 100-year-old brick building at 60 Atlantic Ave. was facing near-certain demolition when Hullmark Developments bought it. President Jeff Hull saw in the
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Inside U of T Mississauga’s Innovation Complex

To subsume or not to subsume. That was the question presented by the project brief for the expansion and renovation of University of Toronto Mississauga’s
Renovations

Returns on repositioning aging buildings

Whatever the strategy, value enhancement is the rationale for repositioning aging buildings.
small skyscrapers

Energy-efficient glass in the “battle for the wall”

Since the introduction of legislation, like the Ontario Building Code’s SB-10 supplementary standard for large buildings and the B.C. Clean Energy Act, what once was
cafeteria

Inside Postmedia’s new head office

On a February site tour, 365 Bloor St. E.’s glossy white entrance was still a work in progress, but it already bore the markings of its
Quadrangle Architects

Turning a forgotten penthouse into office space

How Quadrangle Architects renovated and repurposed an apartment penthouse into a stylish and modern office space.
Healthcare

Healthcare furniture design beyond durability

Healthcare furniture design is conforming to the desires of patients, trending towards being adaptive and inviting rather than sterile and utilitarian.
Birds on wire

Markham adopts bird-friendly building rules

The City of Markam has joined a growing list of municipalities that have adopted bird-friendly building guidelines for new construction.