Commercial

Factory Square

Canadian Property Management

Former Blackberry plant now Factory Square

Sometime this fall, a former Blackberry manufacturing plant turned light-infused office building will open its doors to companies in a Waterloo, Ontario area branded as
decorative-glass

Design Quarterly

Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design
WELL

Canadian Property Management

How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.
flooding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.
office space

Canadian Property Management

Toronto tech company rethinks its office space

In an effort to attract and retain talent, a growing company carves a unique space in a 35-year-old building to compete with Toronto's downtown core.
soccer stadium

Building Strategies & Sustainability

A look at Montreal’s new soccer stadium design

Architecture firms Saucier + Perrotte and Hughes Condon Marler designed a new FIFA-approved soccer stadium that mirrors the landscape of an old quarry.
hygienic

Canadian Property Management

Victoria’s tech sector: from trendy to sustainable

The tech sector in Victoria, B.C., keeps growing and is now part of a $4 billion a year industry that is no longer trendy, but sustainable.
yonge_park_plaza

Canadian Property Management

Office condo set for Toronto’s north Yonge strip

Yonge Park Plaza will offer the opportunity to own office space within a hotel setting, when the seven-storey glass building begins to rise this year.
BRE Innovation Park

Building Strategies & Sustainability

BRE Innovation Park to accelerate sustainability

The BRE Innovation Park in Ontario will become a platform for the Canadian construction industry to demonstrate solutions to achieve low carbon buildings.
infrastructure

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Student proposals tackle infrastructure needs

Planning students competing in the Cities of Tomorrow Showcase and Student Ideas Competition, proposed solutions to municipal issues such as infrastructure.
Waste-Free Ontario Act

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Designing for better waste management

A building's design influences the operational efficiency waste collection programs, the cost of servicing the programs and diversion rates.
real estate

Canadian Property Management

Real estate value tied to human behaviour

While demographics are a way to predict some uncertainties that await an aging real estate industry, understanding human values is a more accurate compass.
Sherway Gardens

Canadian Property Management

Sherway Gardens remakes shopping experience

Sherway Gardens unveiled its new north expansion this week that reflects the changing landscape of retail in Canada and creates more of a mall 'experience.'
Gym_Cardio_Area_Overlooking_Greenery

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Corporate fitness facilities on the incline

With corporate wellness amenities on the incline in Canada, an expert offers tips for developing successful fitness facilities and programming.
LEED

Design Quarterly

District energy key to reducing GHG emissions

The concept of district energy has gained new interest after being identified as a key measure towards helping cities significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
virtual reality

Canadian Property Management

Virtual reality emerges in commercial sector

Office marketing tools of the future will immerse users in new or non-existent environments, offering them the chance to virtually control a presale asset.
YVR

Construction Business

Improving safety at YVR

Canada's second busiest airport, YVR, has significantly improved the safety and efficiency of its operations and emergency services with the completion of its new Airside Operations Building (AOB).