Ādisōke shared their winter update, highlighting the progress being made. The parking levels are now complete, and the main floor of the library is taking shape. This project is due to open in 2026, and will be home to the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada, making it one of the largest such facilities in the world. We are proud to be part of the team, providing commissioning services for this Net Zero, LEED Gold Certification seeking project designed by Diamond and Schmidt Architects in joint venture with KWC Architects.
We are excited to see the project moving ahead! We are part of the team for this project, providing commissioning for the sports complex, which will include an aquatic centre, a double gymnasium with an indoor walking track, and a twin-pad arena with 85-foot by 190-foot ice pads, among other amentities. Environmental sustainability initiatives will be explored for this new facility, including LEED Gold and Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) certifications.
In December 2022 the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) awarded Hotel X LEED Silver Certification! CFMS is proud to have been part of the team helping achieve the project goals.
Hotel X, part of the Library Hotel Collection, is a hotel and sports club complex located on the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto. The prime location gives easy access to conference goers at the Exhibition Grounds and those visiting downtown Toronto or Toronto’s waterfront.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).