Morguard's four office properties in Mississauga's City Centre (33, 55, 77 & 201 City Centre Drive), have all received WiredScore Gold Certification. The WiredScore certification is a commercial real estate rating system that recognizes outstanding internet connectivity and digital infrastructure in commercial properties. The gold certifications were achieved thanks to the buildings' current connectivity, robust digital infrastructure, and readiness.
Morguard was recognized at Canada's Safest Employers Awards for a ninth consecutive year. This year, Morguard received an Excellence Award in the Services Sector category, as a testament to its strong commitment to innovation as a means to provide safe and healthy workplaces across Canada. It is thanks to our dedicated workforce that we have been able to maintain our honourable position as one of Canada's safest employers.
Morguard's Bramalea City Centre has been recognized with the BOMA Canada TOBY Award (The Outstanding Building of the Year) in the Building Retail Category. The TOBY Awards are widely recognized as the Oscars of the commercial real estate industry. The shopping mall, located in downtown Brampton, was eligible for this award by earning the BOMA Toronto TOBY Award earlier this year, the Certificate of Excellence, as well as being BOMA Best Platinum Certified.
Morguard is excited that Bramalea City Centre has been recognized with the Certificate of Building Excellence and was awarded the BOMA Toronto TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) in the Building Retail Category. The BOMA Certificate of Excellence is backed by a rigorous certification program that involves a written submission and an onsite visit. The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are widely recognized as the Oscars of the commercial real estate industry, presented to the highest scoring Certificate of Excellence category recipient.
Morguard is proud to have partnered with the 53rd Division of the Toronto Police Service and other community partners, on Project BREEZY, a bicycle donation and repair workshop. The project, which took place at our East York Town Centre in mid-July, saw numerous donations and a free walk-in bicycle repair workshop. The workshop was provided to inspire the community and encourage safe cycling as a way to increase physical and mental health during the pandemic. In total, 202 bicycles were collected, and 185 bicycles were donated to residents of the Thorncliffe Park Community.
For the ninth consecutive year, Morguard has been recognized at the ICSC (Innovative Commerce Serving Communities) Global Awards, recognizing marketing, design, development, and retail store design creativity by the world’s best companies and outstanding shopping centre professionals. Morguard was honoured with 6 Gold and 11 Silver awards in the Visual Victories Awards Program. “We’re thrilled to receive this recognition for the best-in-class retail experience provided at our centres,” said Ed Lincz, Vice President, Retail Property Management, Morguard.
Morguard is proud to announce that our pitch was the project chosen for the 2021 LEAP Forward award. The award provides the winner with funding for innovative projects that do not meet “traditional” short-term return criteria, but show potential to improve sustainability performance, long-term financial returns and are replicable. The pitch was for funding to install Smart Valves at Intercity Shopping Centre, New Sudbury Centre and Northgate Shopping Centre, aiming to reduce water usage and increase savings by 10-25 per cent.
Morguard is happy to announce that Heritage Place in Ottawa has won the Tenant Collaboration Award at the 2021 HOOPP LEAP Awards. This award recognizes Morguard’s excellence in collaborating with tenants to improve property energy and greenhouse gas performance at Heritage Place, an office building in Ottawa’s downtown core. This is the fifth year Morguard has won an award in the Tenant Leader category. The property joins 150 Elgin Street in Ottawa, New Sudbury Centre in Sudbury and 11th Avenue Place in Calgary, which received awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in Abbottsford, BC, is our most recent property to add a rooftop beehive. Bees play a crucial role in our ecosystem as one third of what we eat relies on pollination, yet bees are on the decline worldwide due to climate change, loss of habitat, toxic pesticides, among others. “As the Fraser Valley is considered a top producer of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and berries in British Columbia, we are contributing to sustainability and pollination right here in the Valley,” states Kristal Hambly, General Manager of Sevenoaks.
Morguard is proud to announce that the Coquitlam Centre has earned BOMA BEST Platinum Certification for its environmental leadership. This achievement is in recognition of the shopping centre’s excellence in energy and environmental management. Platinum certification is awarded to buildings that have met the BOMA BEST Practices. Throughout the certification process in 2020, the Coquitlam Centre, which is celebrating its forty-second year in August, had to overcome several challenges due to the age of the building while implementing the updates.