Oct 18, 2021


BOMA International hosted The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Awards on October 10, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts to honour the best of the best in commercial buildings. The 2021 competition awarded 17 commercial properties with the TOBY® Award. Canadian properties excelled at the BOMA International Awards Gala – winning an incredible 7 awards. We congratulate all of the Canadian nominees for their achievement as outstanding leaders in the industry.

We’d like to offer a special congratulations to our clients on their success who were 4 of the 7 Canadian properties to win:

BOMA International TOBY Winner:  Historical BuildingQueen’s Quay TerminalNortham Logo
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Suburban Office Park – Low Rise1-8 Prologis BoulevardTriovest Logo
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Suburban Office Park – Mid RiseSouthcreek Corporate CentreNortham Logo
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Office Building 250,000 – 499,999 sq. ft.745 ThurlowQuadReal Logo
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Office Building 100,000 – 249,999 sq. ft.235 Yorkland BoulevardNortham Logo
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Office Building 500,000 – 1 Million sq. ft.Park PlaceQuadReal Logo

In addition to the above, the following Canadian properties were also award winners and finalists: 

Award / CategoryProperty
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Medical Office Building1128 Hornby, Wesgroup Properties
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Enclosed Retail10 Dundas East, BentallGreenOak
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Open-Air RetailShops of Oakville South, FCR Management Services LP
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Office Building Under 100,000 sq. ft.1669 East Broadway, Wesgroup Properties
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Office Building Over 1 Million sq. ft.700 University Avenue, Triovest Realty Advisors Ltd.
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Corporate Facility287 Nelsons Court, Wesgroup Properties
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Industrial BuildingVantage Business Park, Nearctic Property Group
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: Renovated Building25 Watline Avenue, BentallGreenOak

More about the Awards

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.

Finalists at the International level must first compete and win both at their local and regional BOMA levels. All facets of a building’s operations and management are thoroughly evaluated, spanning community involvement, tenant relations, to energy management, accessibility, emergency evacuation procedures, building personnel training programs, and overall quality indicators. 

The Earth Awards aim to highlight the importance of resource conservation and sustainable commercial building management. It is presented to properties that have made significant efforts to improve their environmental performance.

Contact Us

If you’d like to see your property on this list in the future, please contact us to professionally write and project manage your BOMA Award Submissions.

Supporters of the Following Organizations

As a leader in our industry, CD Sonter’s specialty is bringing to life positive change in the property management world. We partner with properties to deliver results, move their business forward and help our clients shine as champions of sustainability.

-Louis Dodaro, Managing Director, CD Sonter Ltd.

Building certifications and awards improve and enhance marketability, occupant recruitment, retention rates, and relations with the community. Our Awards & Certifications Team is a group of overachievers, and we pride ourselves on always delivering exceptional results. Our above and beyond services make the process as easy as possible for our clients so they can accomplish their goals in the areas that matter most – sustainability, occupant health and wellness, and overall excellence in building performance.

-Nichole Bonner, Director, Sustainability Services

“You can't manage what you don’t measure” – that’s what a waste audit provides to a business. Our systematic, objective and industry leading methodology has helped our clients set true performance targets, improve waste management practices and uncover cost saving opportunities.

-Michael Su, Director, Sustainability Services

Occupant buy-in and participation are some of the most critical factors in the success of your site’s sustainability programming. It’s important to engage employees and tenants in a meaningful way - building a culture of trust and allowing them to feel a sense of ownership in your property’s performance.

-Gillian Hrycko, Manager, Occupant Engagement Services

As independent consultants we are in a unique position to be able to provide impartial assessments of the waste and recycling systems, assisting our clients to develop efficient and successful waste management strategies.

-Joseph Smillie, Technical Director, Sustainability Services