September 3, 2020

Happy September!

If you are like me, you are finding it hard to believe it’s already September!  Time has been a bit warped since we went into lockdown back in March.  While CFMS has continued to work remotely since then, we’ve been busier than ever! 

Our usual work for school boards has continued, with projects busy to ensure schools are ready for back to school time, which is just around the corner.  We also have some exciting post secondary projects on the go, like OCAD University’s Creative City Campus, Durham College’s New Trades Building, and Centennial College’s Block A Expansion

Community Centres seem to be booming these days, as we are working on several currently (such as Bessarion Community Centre which will be the largest of its kind in Toronto) and have been responding to requests for proposals for new ones.  If the early months of the pandemic taught us anything, it’s how important community is to us all.  Community Centres have adapted recently to house spaces that offer everything from recreation, aquatics, libraries, meeting and learning spaces.

Another exciting project ramping up is the Ottawa Public Library / Library and Archives Canada, set to be one of the most sustainable buildings in the country.  The already award winning Thunder Bay Art Gallery was originally delayed due to soil contamination, but remediation has ground breaking predicted by the end of this year.  The Canadian Canoe Museum has faced similar problems so ground breaking set for this year is now on hold, but we hope soon it will be back on track.  CFMS in pleased to be part of the team for these projects, providing the commissioning for them.

I’m sure the next few months will fly by, given how busy we are.  Who knows what the rest of the year has in store!  We hope only the best for the rest of 2020, and like I am sure everyone is hoping, that 2021 will be a better year for us all.  Feel free to contact us to learn more about the above projects or other projects we are working on, or to learn more about how commissioning can benefit your construction project, or how we are working remotely, or to just connect and say “hi!”. 

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