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Construction begins on $700 million residential development in Montreal, the city’s largest

September 27, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

Montreal’s skyline is about to get taller. On Sept. 26, a team of developers broke ground on Maestria, the city’s largest mixed-use residential real estate project.  A joint effort between Devimco Immobilier, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Fiera

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Contractors break ground on new $500M National Bank headquarters

November 8, 2018 by David Kennedy

MONTREAL—Construction is underway on the largest office tower to go up in Montreal in a quarter century. National Bank, which announced plans to build the new 40-storey tower earlier this year, held an official groundbreaking at the site on Saint-Jacques

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EllisDon breaks ground on new $100M office complex on Toronto waterfront

September 24, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Work on a new office development on Toronto’s burgeoning waterfront is officially underway on the east end of downtown. EllisDon broke ground on the $100 million Waterfront Innovation Centre last week, kicking off a construction project expected to last about

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Tallest tower in Canada outside Toronto rises in Edmonton

May 29, 2018 by David Kennedy

EDMONTON—A new Alberta skyscraper soon to become the tallest in Canada west of Toronto has climbed to 54 storeys, eclipsing all other towers in Edmonton and all but the tallest handful of buildings in Calgary. The Stantec Tower reached 197

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Waterloo office building earns Canada’s first zero carbon certification

April 24, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Cora Group has earned Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Design certification for evolv1, a commercial multitenant office building in Waterloo, Ont. Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) presents the certification, which required the building to: model a zero carbon


GBCI launches Canadian operations to drive adoption of green buildings

February 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A joint venture between Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) hopes to increase uptake of green buildings in Canada – the second largest market for LEED outside the U.S. GBCI Canada will offer new tools

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One York Street achieves LEED Platinum certification, and breaks a record

November 19, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga — EllisDon’s landmark, One York Street project, achieved a LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification awarded by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Through the qualification process, One York Street earned 89 points, which also represents the highest score

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Joseph and Rosalie Family Health Centre Receives Silver Award by the VRCA

October 31, 2017 EllisDon

On Wednesday, October 26th, 2017, the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre (JRSFHC) was selected as a Silver Award recipient in the – over $45 million – project category, by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) awards program. “The

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CaGBC helps kickstart Canada’s low-carbon economy with opening of Zero Carbon Building Program registration

October 31, 2017 CaGBC

OTTAWA, ON – Today, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is opening public registration for Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program, which provides third-party verification of compliance for zero carbon design and performance. This world-class Standard positions Canada as

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Vancouver Convention Centre is world’s first double LEED Platinum certified convention centre

October 13, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Vancouver, BC – The Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC) commends the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) for demonstrating sustainability excellence with the announcement that it has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in

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CaGBC announces Greenest School in Canada winner

September 27, 2017 CaGBC

Ottawa, ON – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools announced today that Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. Located in

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Carbon pricing alone can’t meet Canada’s GHG emission reduction targets

September 6, 2017 Conference Board of Canada  

OTTAWA – Carbon pricing will help Canada reduce emissions but the reductions will fall short of the government’s goal of a 30 per cent reduction from 2005 levels by 2030, according to a joint report by The Conference Board of Canada and The Canadian Academy of Engineering. Trillions of


Pomerleau’s Sept-Îles Detention Centre achieves LEED certification

August 15, 2017 Pomerleau

The Sept-Îles Detention Centre, a suburban building completed in August 2016 that fully meets the site’s safety and functional requirements, recently received LEED certification. This underscores Pomerleau’s commitment to its clients who want to adopt environmentally-friendly approaches to achieve their

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Ontario’s first tall wood institutional building is to be constructed on the George Brown College campus

July 27, 2017 George Brown College

TORONTO – Continuing its leadership in the evolution of green and sustainable building methods, George Brown College plans to construct the province’s first Tall Wood institutional building. The planned 12-storey, carbon neutral facility will be home to a Tall Wood Building Research Institute.

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EllisDon awarded contract for 81 Bay at Bay Park Centre

May 2, 2017 On-Site Magazine

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Set to break ground this spring, EllisDon is preparing for the first of two buildings and a new Metrolinx GO Bus Terminal as part of the 2.9-million-square-foot Bay Park Centre office complex – soon to be renamed


Humber River Hospital achieves LEED gold certification

April 28, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Toronto – Humber River Hospital and its project partners are pleased to announce the facility’s achievement of LEED Gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).  “We designed and built our new hospital on three core principles: Lean, Green and Digital,”

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Yorkville luxury rental property topped off

April 4, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Toronto – On March 31, 2017, representatives from two Canadian real estate companies gathered to celebrate a major milestone in the creation of Yorkville’s newest purpose-built luxury rental development. “Along with our valued project partners, we are honoured to celebrate completion

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Ontario celebrates grand opening of new Sheridan College Facility

March 27, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The province is celebrating the grand opening of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion campus, which will provide high-quality postsecondary education to 3,200 more students in Ontario. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, was joined by Charles Sousa,

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Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Initiative call for pilots now open

January 23, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Today, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) launched a call for Canadian projects to participate in a two-year immersion program for developers and designers undertaking near-net zero developments in new or existing buildings across Canada. The deadline for expressions of

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LEED projects in Canada surpass 1 billion square feet

January 20, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announcement that there are now over 1 billion square feet of LEED projects in Canada. Representing nearly 7,000 LEED buildings, homes and communities since