Your weekly Ontario Construction Report | November 12, 2018
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This week’s Ontario Construction News – November 12, 2018
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Construction begins on $22M Collège Boréal campus in Toronto
Collège Boréal has started the construction of its future campus in Toronto’s Distillery District. The new campus, known as the Ribbon Building, is a 100,000-square-foot building spread over four floors, doubling its existing floor space. The Government of Ontario is investing $15 million in the project, while Collège Boréal’s contribution is $6.7 million. “Moving Collège […]
One-of-a-kind condo site in Markham designed for multi generations
Origin Lofts in Markham definitely presents a different type of condo living and people are embracing the uniqueness. The new mid-rise condominium project by Nascent Developments and the Sher Corporation fills a specific niche in the Markham housing market. The geometric architecture of the buildings by Raw Design incorporate colour blocking in white, orange and wood […]
Architect says Windsor on right track with downtown development
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) President John Stephenson thinks the City of Windsor has got the right idea when it comes to redeveloping its core urban areas. Stephenson met recently with members of the Windsor Region Society of Architects and had the opportunity of having a look at some of the city’s recent projects. “It’s very eclectic, […]
Curved zinc panels give Vaughn subway station look of the future
The Vaughn Metropolitan City Subway Station looks like something out of a Jetson’s cartoon. The station is part of the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Spadina subway extension project, reports Construction Canada. The main entrance pavilion has a curvilinear design that gives it a futuristic appearance. There are no columns in the building’s interior, but the ceilings […]
B.C. city discovers immediate and lasting cost savings with iGUIDE floor plan and visual technology
Ontario Construction Report special feature When public works officials in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, B.C., decided to contract for floor plan maps of their municipal buildings, they discovered a taxpayer-savings surprise. “We tendered it out, and got different responses, and the fellow with the iGUIDE system was actually the most affordable. . . with the […]