That meant BOMA’s awards couldn’t be handed out in person, either. There were still buildings and people deserving of being honoured, however, so this year’s Oct. 29 awards gala also became a virtual event with the normal slate of winners.
The Chair’s Award is presented to individuals who make valuable and long-lasting contributions to BOMA and support the organization in a meaningful way. Don Fairgrieve-Park, executive vice-president of operational excellence for QuadReal Property Group, received this year’s honour.
The BOMA Canada Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Challenge Award recognizes the highest-scoring BOMA member building to be rated for accessibility using the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program. Calgary’s East Calgary Health Centre, managed by BentallGreenOak and owned by Beacon Hills Apartment Ltd., received this year’s highest score.
TOBY Award winners
The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards recognize specific categories of building size or type. Judging is based on: building standards; community impact; tenant relations; energy conservation; environmental, regulatory, sustainability, emergency preparedness and security standards; and the training of building personnel.
The 2020 TOBY winners were:
250,000 to 499,999 Square Feet: 745 Thurlow, located in Vancouver, managed by QuadReal Property Group and owned by 2748355 Canada Inc. and 745 Thurlow Street Holdings Inc.;
500,000 to One Million Square Feet: Park Place, located at 666 Burrard St. in Vancouver, managed by QuadReal Property Group and owned by 1672 Holdings Ltd.;
Corporate Facility: 287 Nelson’s Court, located in New Westminster, B.C., managed by Wesgroup Properties and owned by Brewery District 1 LP;
Historical: Queen’s Quay Terminal, located at 207 Queens Quay W. in Toronto, managed by Northam Realty Advisors Limited and owned by Northam CCPF II Tenco (QQT) Limited and 10954594 Canada Inc.;
Medical Office Building: 1128 Hornby (Three Bridges Community Health Centre), located in Vancouver and managed and owned by Wesgroup Properties;
Renovated Building: 25 Watline Ave., located in Mississauga, managed by BentallGreenOak and owned by Nicola Wealth Management Ltd.;
Retail Building – Enclosed Under One Million Square Feet: 10 Dundas East, located in Toronto, managed by BentallGreenOak and owned by Prime;
Suburban Office Park – Low Rise: 1-8 Prologis Boulevard, located in Mississauga, managed by Triovest Realty Advisors Inc. and owned by Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Realty Inc.;
Suburban Office Park – Mid Rise: SouthCreek Corporate Centre, located at 55 Commerce Valley Dr. in Markham, managed by Northam Realty Advisors Limited and owned by Northam CCPF Tenco (Commerce Valley Drive) Ltd. and LaSalle Investment Management.
Earth Award winners
BOMA Canada’s National Earth Awards recognize excellence in resource preservation and environmentally sound commercial building management.
This year’s recipients were:
Net Zero Challenge Award winners
BOMA Canada’s Net Zero Challenge Awards recognize the leadership of owners/managers, developers and architects of buildings that demonstrate significant progress along the path towards net‐zero energy and/or carbon.
This year’s winners were:
Best In Class: Mississauga Gateway Centre, located in Mississauga, managed by Triovest Realty Advisors and owned by Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Realty Inc.;
Pinnacle Award winners
BOMA Canada Pinnacle Awards recognize role model companies that demonstrate standards of excellence to which all BOMA members and their employees should aspire to.
This year’s recipients were:
Above & Beyond: Matco Moving Solutions in Edmonton;
Customer Service: Pinchin Ltd. in Calgary;