WELL Story: Fitness at MNP Tower

by Madeleine Evans

Walking past the Vancouver waterfront, you may notice a striking building. This past year, MNP Tower achieved both LEED and WELL certification at the gold level. To achieve certification, the building owner, Oxford Properties, has implemented an array of innovative strategies to help improve the health and wellness of people who work at and visit MNP Tower. What we find particularly unique about MNP Tower is how the building embraces WELL’s Fitness concept.

Sharing Economy Thrives in Toronto, Reflects Success of Library of Things Movement


With four locations and a variety of workshops and community events, the Toronto Tool Library is a pioneer of the lending and sharing movement. In April 2016, the Toronto Tool Library team raised the bar again when they launched the Sharing Depot, Canada’s first Library of Things, where members can borrow sporting goods, board games, camping equipment, children’s toys and party supplies for $50-$100 per year.

VIDEO: The New CBRE Toronto North – GTA Workplace Transformation Complete

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Visit to explore the strategy and process behind CBRE Canada’s Workplace Transformation journey and how we’ve created one of the healthiest workplaces in Canada. 

The new Toronto North office marks the culmination of CBRE’s GTA Workplace Transformation, having transformed four GTA offices in less than a year. Designed as the workplace of the future, the office is registered for WELL Building Certification and showcases CBRE’s leadership in workplace strategy and project management. 

Scotiabank Celebrates Inductees into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame in Toronto

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Scotiabank was pleased to attend the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Gala in Toronto this week! It was a night to celebrate two remarkable people who were inducted into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame. Congratulations Dr. Herb Belcourt, Lifetime Achievement recipient. Your commitment to education has helped over 1000 Metis youth, in over 200 educational programs across Alberta, realize their dreams. And Isabell Ringenoldus, National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur, whose company helped the residents of Fort McMurray during the devastating wild fires.

Collaborating with the Competition – Sustainability Forum & Workshop in Toronto

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TORONTO, August 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On Friday, September 9, 2016, join the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) and the Ivey Business School as they host sustainability leaders at the upcoming breakfast forum and workshop, Collaborating with the Competition.

A Healthy Office is a Happy Office


A WELL building not only mimics a more natural daytime experience, it tries to promote healthier living all day long. 

Toronto-Dominion Bank has been an early adopter. It was first in the world to receive a formal WELL certification this year for its renovated 25,000-square-foot space on the 23rd floor, seating 170 employees, of its Toronto headquarters. Just one of the 50 floors it renovated was refitted to WELL's stipulations. 

Summer Lunch Program for At-Risk Children Addresses Nutritional Needs

Across Canada, an estimated one million children depend on school lunch programs. When summer arrives and schools close, many go without.
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TORONTO, July 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation’s Feeding Our Future initiative, which is expected to serve 135,000 free lunches to at risk children this summer, is launching today in nine cities across Canada. The long-term project is Canada’s largest summer lunch program and has delivered well over one million lunches since its inception in 2001.

Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit Comes to Canada


On June 8, 2016, the first annual Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit Canada was held in Toronto. Building on its history in New York City, the conference, in partnership with TD Bank Group, brought together more than 20 speakers – from business leaders and investors to government officials and urban planners – to discuss the low-carbon economy and what it will take to fuel its growth.

Hear from three business leaders on what the major trends and opportunities are: 

Zack Greinke, Josh Donaldson Receive 2015 Players Choice Awards


Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson and Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke received their Players Choice Awards in pre-game ceremonies this weekend.

Greinke, who was presented with his 2015 NL Outstanding Pitcher award from D-Backs teammate and player rep Paul Goldschmidt on Saturday, was 19-3 with 200 strikeouts in 222 2/3 innings last season while leading the majors with a 1.66 ERA, a 9.3 WAR, 0.84 WHIP and a .231 on-base percentage allowed.

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Low Carbon Futures in Canada – the Role of Urban Climate Change Mitigation

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Low carbon futures in Canada – the role of urban climate change mitigation Briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

Prepared by Ralph Torrie, Torrie Smith Associates September 2015 Prepared with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies

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