York Region District #1 Headquarters was featured in the Fall Ontario Focus edition of SABMag. The LEED Silver Certified facility designed by Parkin Architects utilized geothermal systems among other solutions to align with York Region’s 2031 Carbon Neutral Mandate.
In the construction world, when a building "tops off" it's a very exciting milestone related to when the tallest and/or last beam is placed on a project. Ādisōke is celebrating the completion of the floors and the topping off today at a celebration where they also unveiled the official branding for the facility and new look of the project website adisoke.ca. As the commissioning providers for this project, we couldn't be more exciting to see this important milestone achieved!
Last week on Thursday September 14 2023 a groundbreaking ceremony was held to officially mark the start of construction on the Whitby Sports Complex. The160,000 square-foot Whitby Sports Complex due to open in 2025 includes an aquatic centre, double gymnasium, twin-pad arena, and flexible community spaces. Environmental sustainability initiatives will make it the first Zero Carbon building and LEED Gold facility in Canada to include a twin pad arena, gymnasium, and aquatics facility.
Last week the new Maple View Public School in North Bay opened to staff and students for the 2023/24 school year. The new school replaces and combines students from EW Norman, ET Carmichael, and WJ Fricker Public Schools, housing 308 students and providing 73 child care spaces. We are proud to be providing the commissioning for this Near North District School Board project.
Did you know CFMS is part of the SaveOn Energy Existing Building Commissioning program? The program is specifically designed to help reduce energy waste, enhance occupant comfort, and increase profitability, by offering financial incentives to commercial building owners to hire qualified commissioning professionals – like us – to undertake recommissioning measures.
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 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.