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EllisDon in partnership with U of T acquires $2.4M in funding for Carbon Accounting Tool

January 9, 2018 EllisDon

EllisDon, in partnership with the University of Toronto, has successfully secured a $2.4-million grant through the TargetGHG Collaborative R&D program to develop a Carbon Accounting Tool. The program is supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences

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22 new apartments for homeless people set to be built in Toronto’s Kensington Market

December 6, 2017 On-Site

TORONTO – As the weather turns cold for Toronto’s homeless population, the city’s Kensington Market neighbourhood is seeing construction begin on the city’s first purpose-built affordable homes for homeless people in more than 10 years. Twenty-two new apartments are being built

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PCL exec sleeps on the street to raise $1.1M in One Night for Homeless Youth

November 29, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Toronto – On November 16, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) vice president and district manager Bruce Sonnenberg was among 70 of Toronto’s business and community leaders who slept on the street to raise an astounding $1.1 million in support of homeless youth

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PCL Toronto moving to the office of the future

November 22, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Toronto – On December 22, 2017, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) is moving its district operations to adopt a new space that embraces the workplace of the future.  “Our new district office space reflects an important investment in our employees

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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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Restoration of Toronto’s historic Simpson Tower completed

November 8, 2017 CINTECH

CINTEC North America, designer and manufacturer of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, helped restore the Simpson Tower, a famous Canadian landmark, and one of the tallest buildings in Toronto. WSP Canada Inc., the structural and facade engineering consultants for the

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CCPPP announces 20th annual national awards recipients

November 7, 2017 CCPPP

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) presented the CCPPP National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships at its 25th annual conference in Toronto on November 6. “We were impressed and pleased with not only the range of

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Major new transit hub in Toronto takes next step forward

November 1, 2017 Government of Ontario

Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by redeveloping Kipling Station into a major new transit hub that connects subway, regional rail, and inter-regional bus services within a

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All five major banks supporting St. Michael’s Hospital fundraising gala

October 18, 2017 St. Michael's Hospital

TORONTO –  To support a downtown Toronto neighbour’s goal of becoming the premier critical care hospital in Canada, all five major banks have joined together as lead sponsors for St. Michael’s Hospital’s Angel Ball on Saturday, Oct. 21. BMO Financial Group, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and the TD

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CAMH breaks ground on Queen Street Redevelopment Project

October 3, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO – Oct. 2nd marked the beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) held the official groundbreaking for the boldest phase yet of its Queen Street Redevelopment Project. When construction is completed, the two

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VIDEO: Extreme precision and collaboration needed to erect new CF Toronto Eaton Centre bridge

July 24, 2017 Cadillac Fairview

In an operation of extreme precision and collaboration, the new CF Toronto Eaton Centre bridge was transported from its pre-assembly location on James Street using a self-propelled modular transport vehicle that lifted the bridge into place for installation on Queen

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Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in Finch West Light Rail Transit Project

June 26, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO – Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, announced up to $333 million in federal funding for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Finch West LRT represents a $1.2-billion investment by the Government

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Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines break ground on CIBC Square at 81 Bay Street

June 21, 2017 Ivanhoé Cambridge

TORONTO – CIBC Square, a project by Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines, officially broke ground this morning during a special ceremony held on site at 81 Bay Street. Formerly known as Bay Park Centre, CIBC Square will feature two buildings and a

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Project Spotlight: Inside 1 Spadina, the stunning new home of U of T’s architecture school

June 13, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Few Toronto landmarks have been reinvented as many times as the Gothic revival building at 1 Spadina Crescent. Originally built as a Presbyterian school for Knox College in 1875, it later housed military barracks during WWI, a bustling medical research lab in


Toronto of the Future

May 31, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

This important event for anyone interested in the future of Toronto’s urban development, will take place FREE OF CHARGE from June 26th to 30th, 2017 at Metro Hall – MetroCentre and will feature 3D scale models, panel illustrations and virtual

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Minister Del Duca and mayors signal support for regional transit centre at Toronto Pearson

April 5, 2017 Greater Toronto Airports Authority

TORONTO – Today, at an event hosted by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and local mayors, including Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey and Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, were

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RFP issued for Michael Garron Hospital – Phase 1

February 3, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital), a division of Toronto East Health Network, have issued a request for proposals (RFP) to three companies to design, build and finance the new patient care tower project

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George Brown College announces innovation exchange and expansion of Waterfront Campus

January 23, 2017 George Brown College

George Brown College announced today an expansion of its Waterfront Campus, to be located in Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts, just blocks from George Brown’s Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences. The $59-million facility will house part of George


Hitting the Target: Building a Lean Culture

January 20, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Lean principles are rapidly demonstrating their ability to deliver value, enhance productivity, and ultimately help stakeholders “hit the target” in the design and construction of projects across the Canadian building industry. LCI-C is dedicated to sharing and promoting Lean Construction

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ORBA commends John Tory for taking action to commit investment for transportation infrastructure

November 25, 2016 ORBA

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is pleased to hear of Mayor John Tory’s intention to create dedicated funding to invest in vital transportation infrastructure for the City of Toronto. Bold and decisive leadership is urgently needed to relieve congestion