Aug 5, 2020

BOMA International hosted The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Awards on July 9, 2020 in the first-ever virtual awards ceremony to honour the best of the best in commercial buildings. The 2020 competition featured 78 buildings from eight BOMA International regions. Canadian properties excelled at the BOMA International Awards Gala – winning an incredible three 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:

Award / CategoryPropertyCompany
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Mixed-Use BuildingMaRS West TowerMaRS Logo
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Retail BuildingYorkdale Shopping CentreOxford Logo
BOMA International TOBY Winner: Office Building 250,000 – 499,999 sq. ft.95 St. Clair Avenue WestColliers International Logo
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Historical Building25 King Street WestQuadReal Logo
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Renovated Building101 McNabb StreetCrown Property Management Logo
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Suburban Office Park – Mid RiseMississauga City CentreMorguard Logo
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Office Building 500,000 – 1 Million sq. ft.25 York StreetMenkes Logo

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

Award / CategoryProperty
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Corporate Facility150 Rue des commandeurs, Desjardins
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Industrial Building9050 Airport Road, Oxford Properties Group
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Public Assembly BuildingHalifax Central Library, Halifax Regional Municipality
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Office Building 100,000 – 249,999 sq. ft.351 Water Street, East Port Properties Limited
BOMA International TOBY Finalist: Office Building Over 1 Million sq. ft.Scotia Square, Crombie REIT
BOMA International Earth Award Finalist2 Research Drive, Innovation Place

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.

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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