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January 27, 2023

CFMS was awarded the Commissioning for this project in 2016, but delays due to site issues and the pandemic nixed the planned 2019 opening.  It's great to see the project back on track, now due to open in 2025, and the selection of the Contractor is a positive step towards that goal.  

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January 3, 2023

As it's the new year, here is a project we are looking forward to ramping up progress in the coming year - the North East Scarborough Community Recreation and Child Care Centre, targeting to be Toronto's first net-zero community centre.  Last month it was featured in the Daily Commercial News, with an update on the progress of this exciting 94,000 square foot facility.

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December 13, 2022

Recently the Globe and Mail wrote an article on Seneca College's Odeyto - a multipurpose facility that is home to FirstPeoples@Seneca.  It has office space, a computer lab, kitchen and space dedicated to Indigenous Elders.  It’s the only destination for Indigenous teaching, learning and gathering of its kind between the 401 and Barrie.  Architecturally, the design was inspired by both a canoe and a longhouse, by an award winning collaboration of Gow Hastings Architects and Two Row Architect.

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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 5, 2023
Allan Hearn – AET, BCxP, CFMS Project Manager The older I get, the faster the years seem to fly by. January through March feels like 6 months, while the rest of the…
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