Month: April 2020

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Going for Zero: OAA Headquarters opens in May

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) reopens for the public in May after its headquarters complete renovation. The project emphasises the importance of the adaptation of existing buildings rather than replacement to address climate stability.
In 2015, the Association had a dilemma whether to renovate or replace the headquarters with a new one. The OAA council, however, realized how the financial and environmental impact it would cause to move the landmark building into a new address. Furthermore, they realized that the renovation is an opportunity to demonstrate how architects could be influencers in reducing environmental …

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SmartCentre announces Joint Venture with Motchel Goldhar for the Construction of Relocated Walmart and Land Residential Uses

SmartCenter, one of Canada’s biggest real estate companies signed into a joint venture agreement with Mitchel Goldhar of Penguin Group of Companies for the relocation of Walmart leases to give way for strategic plans on VMC lands, jointly owned by both companies.
The JV site’s 10 Acres will be used for the construction of the new Walmart store, a relocation of the old one. The termination of the Old Walmart will provide realization of the long-term plan of SmartVMC. Once the Old Walmart is relocated, the land will be used to develop residential condominiums, rental towers, and the remaining lands will pave the way for the …