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MLSE scores goal with BMO Field makeover
BMO Field, home to the Toronto FC, hosted the celebration of two goals on the TFC’s home opener May 7. One was the point scored by Tsubasa Endoh that netted the Major League Soccer (MLS) team a 1-0 win over FC Dallas. The other was the completion of the sports venue’s two-year, $150-million transformation in time for the season’s kickoff.
Ontario creating community hubs within schools
Ontario is providing nearly $90 million to expand child care and child and family support programs in schools, as well as creating spaces in schools for community use.
Contract awarded for Etobicoke hospital project
Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership has been awarded a $330-million fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower Project by Infrastructure Ontario and William Osler Health System.
8 Winter Maintenance Tips
Canadian winters are no walk in the park. From gusting winds to heavy snow falls, the weather this time of year can be hard on buildings. But there are some steps property managers can take to guard against the potential damages of extreme weather.
Cultural spaces in North to get CIP 150 funding
The second phase of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is now underway, with the government offering an additional $150 million to renovate community and cultural spaces across the country.
Italia for Contract event launches firms in Toronto
Italia for Contract, in partnership with IIDEXCanada and with the support of the Udine Chamber of Commerce, recently held a two-day exhibition in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District featuring a curated group of innovative Italian contract furniture companies that are entering the Canadian market.

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Audio visual firm recognized for waste diversion
Freeman Audio Visual Canada has been named to the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the third year in a row. This list recognizes companies that are known for reusing, buying, reselling and recycling surplus assets.
Ottawa hospitals receive additional funding
The Ontario government is increasing the funding it is providing to four Ottawa hospitals by over $19 million in 2016-17 in an effort to give residents of the region better and faster access to care.

Standing desks raise student participation
Recent landmark research examined the benefits of standing desks on energy expenditure and physical activity in three central Texas elementary schools. The study found that students who used standing desks expended more energy than those who sat, but they were also more engaged during lessons.
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