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Toronto pilots office modernization program
In a bid to optimize its real estate portfolio, the City of Toronto has kicked off a pilot Office Modernization Program (OMP) targeting 10 to 15 per cent in cost savings.
Arts and culture space opens at Brock University
Ontario recently celebrated the opening of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., following the province’s investment of $26.16 million towards the project in 2010.
Province selects vendor of record for task seating
ergoCentric Seating Systems, an ergonomic seating manufacturer, has been selected by the Province of Ontario as its sole vendor of record (VOR) for office and specialty seating.

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BOMA Canada rebrands BOMA BEST
BOMA Canada has announced an improved, more intuitive BOMA BEST certification brand, which became available to the public Sept. 21, 2015.
Quadrangle recognized for adaptive reuse project
Quadrangle Architects, a Toronto-based firm, won three awards on Sept. 16 for its renovation and expansion of 60 Atlantic Ave. for client Hullmark Developments Ltd.
Ontario makes headway in cap-and-trade system
As the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) moves forward with its commitment to a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across the province, it has released potential changes expected to help ease the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), which will sync Ontario with the systems currently executed in Quebec and California.
BOMI International elects new officers, trustees
The BOMI International board of trustees has elected David Fagone, RPA, to the position of board chairman on a two-year term.

Employee engagement key to business change
There is a wealth of evidence that shows securing the engagement and commitment of employees is critical to the success of any business change. Why, then, despite overwhelming proof, do organizations continue to pay scant attention to the people dimension of change or consider it far too late in the transformation journey?
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