Today is the first day back to school after the holidays for many students across the GTA, but it's a special one at City Place Canoe Landing, as two long anticipated schools are opening for their first day of school. The schools are part of a larger project that includes a recreation centre and childcare - all much needed in this densely populated pocket of downtown Toronto. Mayor John Tory was there for the opening. You can read more about it in the Daily Hive.
Typically the winners of the OAA celebration of "Queen's Park Picks" are announced for World Architecture Day in October, but this year the winners were unveiled last night at Queen's Park. The winners are chosen from a list submitted by MPPs' favourite examples of excellent architecture in Ontario. CFMS was excited to see two projects we provided commissioning for on the list of eight winners.
This week Canadian Architect announced their award winners, and CFMS was excited to see a project we are providing commissioning for on the list: Thunder Bay Art Gallery Waterfront Relocation!
York University's newest campus addition - the Student Centre - was featured in ArchDaily! CFMS provided LEED Commissioning for this LEED Gold Certified building, that also meets Toronto Green Standards.
As we enter the final quarter of 2019, we took a look at the projects we provided commissioning for that achieved LEED Certification this year: City of Brampton's WPOC, 407 East Maintenance Facility, Canon Canada HQ, Durham College's CFCE, and York University's New Student Centre.
We are pleased to announce that Durham College's Centre for Collaborative Education has surpassed it's LEED Silver Certification asperations, and has achieved LEED Gold instead!
CFMS is providing the commissioning services for the new Canadian Canoe Museum, and so was pleased to learn about the $10M donation from the Federal Government from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund towards the project.