The Avenue on Portage revives two historic commercial buildings from the turn of the century located one block west of Winnipeg’s most famous corner, Portage and Main. The property features 75 rental apartments and 22,500 square feet of commercial space. A distinct feature includes the protruding steel balconies clad in mirror-finish aluminum, reflecting the sky, the façade and the street below. Learn more about this urban landmark here.
This SEEDClassroom is the world’s first portable, self-sustaining classroom. It is designed to meet the 20 imperatives of the Living Building Challenge, an international sustainable building certification program known to be more rigorous than LEED and BREEAM.
Is it possible that this little room is more self-sufficient than this LEED Platinum building? It sure seems like it. In addition, the classrooms come in various configurations and can be ordered and shipped inside the U.S. and western Canada. Learn more here.
Located in Mississauga, Ontario and designed by Perkins+Will, this sprawling LEED Silver complex is powered by renewable energy sources and even has a green roof. The Instructional Centre combines both green architecture with tranquility, creating a wonderful learning environment. More here.
One Yonge in Toronto is a landmark development that will feature six new buildings totaling approximately 6.3 million square feet. This mixed-use project will include a 40-storey office tower, a 70-storey tower with a hotel and branded residence, four residential towers as well as extensive retail space. Learn more here.
Claridge Homes is set to become the tallest tower in Ottawa at 45-storeys, transforming the cityscape of Canada’s capital. This mixed-use project will feature nine underground parking levels, retail on the ground floor, two floors of commercial space, while the remainder will be residential space. Learn more about the tower here.
In honor of Earth Day on Monday, we wanted to highlight an energy-efficient commercial space. Nothing represents that more than the Energy, Environment, Experiential, Learning (EEEL) building located at the University of Calgary. One of the most green laboratory buildings in North America, EEEL is one of only 29 buildings across Canada to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Learn more here.
The Prémont Harley-Davidson is an iconic building located in the countryside of Québec. The complex houses a large showroom, a museum, a repair shop, a themed restaurant and administrative offices. Learn more about this landmark space here.
Novia Scotia Power’s beautiful new headquarters are located right on the water in Halifax. The energy-efficient building is the first in Atlantic Canada to receive LEED certification! Learn more about this great design here.
Location, architecture and amenities make this building the most expensive per square meter in the world. More here.
Small office space can be beautiful and practical with the right design. All you need is some creativity! More here.