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October 27, 2022

PROJECT UPDATE:  After beginning construction of the renovation and expansion of University of Toronto Schools in 2018, the project is now complete, and returning students this fall are enjoying their fresh and new learning environment!  The existing heritage building was incorporated into the redevelopment, and brought up to modern standards.  The new facilites include classrooms, laboratories, learning resource centre, art and drama facilities, offices, administrative space, double gymnasium, fitness centre, auditorium, as well as all required services and support spaces.

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October 6, 2022

September 2022 marked the 10 year anniversary of the opening of Toronto Metropolitian University's Image Centre, celebrating a decade of exhibitions and public events.  The once almost windowless brick brewery distribution warehouse was transformed into a museum standard exhibition space is dedicated to research, teaching, and exhibition of photography and related media.  CMFS is proud to have provided the commissioning for this multi-award winning renovation, which was designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects.

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June 22, 2022

Work has officially begun on Ādisōke, where the foundation was laid in a special ceremony June 20, 2022. In honour of National Indigenous History Month 2022, the Ādisōke Project Team highlighted the meaningful and respectful partnership with the Anishinābe Algonquin Nation by placing a token into a concrete slab that will be part of the facility’s foundation.

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March 10, 2022

CFMS is proud to announce we were awarded the commissioning contract for York University's new Neuroscience Laboratory and Reseach Building!  Designed by HDR Architecture, it incorporates a mass-timber structure with a clean curtainwall glass exterior, following minimalist design cues seen in other new York U builds like the recent Second Student Centre (which CFMS also provided commissioning for).

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March 9, 2022

Last week Greening Health Care announced the release of the case study of Humber River Hospital, which ranks #2 in the international database of the most energy efficient acute care hospitals.  The case study provides a roadmap that can be utilized by an new hospital, and provides insights for existing hospitals to manage their transitions twoards low carbon goals.  CFMS is pround to have been part of the team for this landmark project.

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February 24, 2022

Breaking news - Bessarion Community Centre has a new name!  Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ (pronounced Etta-nonna wasti-nuh), means “where they had a good, beautiful life”, and was first suggested by the Huron-Wendat Nation for the nearby park and lane.  The location, near Bayview and Sheppard Avenues in North York, is adjacent to a significant Huron-Wendat archaeological site where findings showed that inhabitants lived long and healthy lives in relative peace.  CFMS is proud to be providing commissioning for this project.

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February 1, 2022

The new state-of-the-art York Regional Police #1 District headquarters, serving residents in northern York Region, opened in Newmarket Jan. 10.  Designed by Parkin Architects, the facility is designed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver standards to minimize energy costs and greenhouse emissions.

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January 13, 2022

An exciting project CFMS is providing c ommissioning for is moving ahead - the Muskoka Lumber Community Centre in Bracebridge, Ontario - with the recent award for the General Contractor going to Aquicon Construction Ltd.

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November 15, 2021

Wonderful news - LEED Silver Certfication has been achieved!  The 11-storey Hospital consists of inpatient medical-surgical units positioned on top of a diagnostic and treatment podium.  Key clinical programs include emergency services, diagnostic imaging, surgical suites, critical care, neonatal intensive care, and an in-patient mental health unit. The 500 bed capacity hospital is Canada’s first “smart hospital” with integrated technology facilitating a more streamlined and patient focused delivery of healthcare services.

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October 18, 2021

CFMS is pleased to announce that Spectrum Square Building IV at 5050 Satellite Drive achieved LEED Gold Certification!  The office tower is part of a master-planned corporate community with a focus on sustainable buildings in an updated concept of the suburban office park.  We are proud to have been part of the team helping this project achieve LEED Gold Certification and its' sustainability goals.

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October 13, 2022
I recently had the pleasure to attend the National Conference on Building and Facility Operations (NCBFO) in Ottawa, Ontario, hosted by the BCxA Canadian Eastern Chapter. The common thread across the presentations was the value of the commissioning.
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