Restoration & Renovation

Student ServiceHub

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
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
Pasadena Apartments

CondoBusiness

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
BMO Field

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
restoration

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Mill restoration inspires waterfront development

The restoration of an old mill in Elora, Ontario is at the heart of Pearle Hospitality’s ambitious, mixed-use waterfront development project
investable cities

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Pension funds drawn to investable cities

Despite an abundance of investment funds spending across the globe, Canadian infrastructure continues to face a crisis.
rsz_angus_macdonald_bridge

Construction Business

Rehabilitating Canada’s aging infrastructure

Developing advanced rehabilitation techniques and optimizing service life is becoming more important now that aging infrastructure is so commonplace.
Hamilton

Building Strategies & Sustainability

How ‘art became the new steel’ in Hamilton

Creative industries in Hamilton, Ontario are now forming the physicality of the city's landscape and impacting municipal public policy.
Kitchener Public Library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
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.'
Match Marketing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
Toronto apartment towers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Reinvesting in Toronto’s aging rental towers

The Tower Renewal Project is a program to drive broad environmental, social, economic, and cultural change by improving Toronto's concrete apartment towers and the neighbourhoods that surround them. Home to a million people across the GTA, now is the time to reinvest in these vertical communities that have huge potential.
MacOdrum Library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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

Canadian Property Management

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.
Renovations

Canadian Property Management

Returns on repositioning aging buildings

Whatever the strategy, value enhancement is the rationale for repositioning aging buildings.
Downtown Kitchener

Canadian Property Management

The strategy behind Kitchener’s revitalization

About 15 years ago, the streets of downtown Kitchener, Ont. were full of abandoned factories, decaying buildings and empty parking lots. The Canadian dollar was
Airplane

Canadian Property Management

Toronto island airport expansion up in the air

Toronto city council voted to begin talks with the Toronto Port Authority and Transport Canada to look at a possible Toronto island airport expansion.