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BOMA Canada announces 2009 TOBY Award winners

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada has announced the winners of the prestigious 2009 national awards in recognition of excellence in the Canadian commercial real estate industry.

The Chair of BOMA Canada, Ian M. Stewart, offered his congratulations to all finalists, each of whom has already been an award winner at the local level, “BOMA Canada’s national awards program recognizes the very best of the dynamic Canadian commercial real estate industry,” Stewart said. “These awards acknowledge the special efforts made by those in the industry whose leadership and hard work set new benchmarks and define the shape of things to come.”

The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards salute the stars of the commercial real estate industry, recognizing excellence in property management, operations, resource conservation, environmental awareness, leasing and building design, customer service and innovation.

The Earth Award is BOMA Canada's recognition of excellence in resource preservation and environmentally sound commercial building management. The BOMA Canada Earth Award for 2009 is presented to a building that has made significant efforts to address environmental issues faced by both older and newer buildings.

BOMA Canada’s Pinnacle Awards recognize companies that represent a standard of excellence to which all BOMA members and their employees should aspire. The Pinnacle Awards recognize innovation, teamwork, outstanding service and commitment to clients.

Winners of this BOMA Canada’s National Awards may be eligible to compete in the International Awards, which will be announced at BOMA International's Annual Convention, June 26-29, 2010, in Long Beach, California.

2009 TOBY Award Winners

Under 100,000 square feet
Hunt Club Crossing, Ottawa, Ontario
Manager:    Bentall LP
Owner:    Investors Group Trust Co. Ltd.
Architect:    Grainger Boyle Architects

100,000 – 249,999 square feet
Manulife Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
Manager:    Manulife Financial, Vancouver Real Estate.
Owner:    Manulife Financial
Architect:    Stantec Consulting

250,000 – 499,999 square feet
2001 University
Montréal, Québec
Manager:    Conseillers immobiliers GWL inc.//GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
Owner:    Hospital of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP Realty Inc.)
Architect:    Crang & Boake

500,000 – 1 million square feet
E-Commerce Place
Montréal, Québec
Manager:    Canderel Management Inc.
Owner:    9101-8697 Québec Inc. & 9109-7550 Québec Inc. acting on behalf of Kanam Grund Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH
Architect:    Béique, Legault, Thuot Architects

Over 1 million square feet
Constitution Square
Ottawa, Ontario
Manager:    Oxford Properties Group
Owner:    CPPIB & Omers Realty Corporation
Architect:    Talchinsky and Goodz Architects

Renovated
The Cadillac Fairview Tower
Toronto, Ontario
Manager:    The Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Owner:    The Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Architect:    Bregman, Hamann and Zeidler Partnership

Industrial
Kennedy/Kenway Business Park
Mississauga, Ontario
Manager:    GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
Owner:    bcIMC Realty Corporation
Architect:    Akitt+Swanson Architects / Sirlin, Miller & Malek Architects

Historical
Pembroke Courthouse
Pembroke, Ontario
Manager:    Ontario Realty Corporation
Owner:    Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure
Architect:    David Clusiau, NORR Limited Architects & Engineers (Renovation)

Corporate
Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse
St. Catharines, Ontario
Manager:    SNC-Lavalin ProFac Inc.
Owner:    Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure (MEI) represented by the Ontario Realty Corporation
Architect:    Flemming and Secord Architects

Government
Red River Road Government Building
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Manager:    Ontario Realty Corporation
Owner:    Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
Architect:    Arthur Erickson and Reginald Nalezyty

Suburban – Low Rise
Crestwood Corporate Centre
Richmond, British Columbia
Manager:    GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
Owner:    Great West Life Assurance and London Life Insurance Company
Architects:    Buntin Coady

Suburban – Mid Rise
Centre de la Cité Pointe-Claire
Pointe-Claire, Québec
Manager:    Morguard Investments Limited
Owner:    Morguard Holdings (Québec) Inc.
Architects:    Alain Letuve Architect

EARTH AWARD
Gulf Canada Square
Calgary Alberta
Manager:    GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
Owner:    Great West Life Assurance Company/London Life Insurance Company
Architect:    K.R. Cooper and Canada Square Corporation

PINNACLE AWARDS
Above & Beyond    Allen Maintenance Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario

Customer Service
    Bentall LP, Calgary, Alberta

Innovation    Bentall LP, Toronto, Ontario