Jun 10, 2020


The Canadian Commercial Real Estate (CRE) industry celebrated yet another successful year at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada National Awards Gala, which took place in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Awards Gala topped off the 29th anniversary of BOMEX, Canada’s Building Excellence Summit, which ran from September 9 to 11, 2019. This year’s gala presented recipients with a total of 27 awards, recognizing achievements in the CRE industry from across the country.

We’d like to offer a special congratulations to our clients on their success:

Award / CategoryPropertyCompany
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner:Office Building Under 100,000 sq. ft.175 Hargrave StreetColliers International Logo
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner:Office Building 250,000 – 499,999 sq. ft.95 St. Clair Avenue WestColliers International Logo
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner:Office Building 500,000 – 1 Million sq. ft.25 York StreetMenkes Logo
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: Historical Building25 King Street WestQuadReal Logo
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: Mixed-Use BuildingMaRS West TowerMaRS Logo
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: Renovated Building101 McNabb StreetCrown Property Management Logo
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: RetailYorkdale Shopping CentreOxford Logo
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner:Suburban Office Park – Mid RiseMississauga City CentreMorguard Logo
BOMA Canada Earth Award Winner: Industrial BuildingKennedy Matheson Industrial ComplexMenkes Logo
BOMA Canada Earth Award Winner: Universal FacilityRioCan Yonge Eglinton CentreRioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Logo

We congratulate all of the award winners for their achievement as outstanding leaders in the industry and wish you the best representing Canada at the BOMA International Awards in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (June 2020)! In addition to the above, the following Canadian properties also took home awards:

BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: Office Building 100,000 – 249,999 sq. ft.351 Water Street, East Port Properties Limited
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: Office Building Over 1 Million sq. ft.Scotia Square, Crombie REIT
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: Corporate Facility150 Rue des commandeurs, Desjardins
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: Industrial Building9050 Airport Road, Oxford Properties Group
BOMA Canada TOBY Winner: Public Assembly BuildingHalifax Central Library, Halifax Regional Municipality 
BOMA Canada Earth Award Winner: Office Building2 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 National level must first compete and win at their local BOMA level. 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