Media Advisory - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Bay Adelaide Centre officially
opens its doors as a green 'LEED'er

    Built to a LEED Gold standard, Bay Adelaide Centre to be first of its
    kind in city's financial core

TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, September 16th, Brookfield Properties Corporation president and CEO Ric Clark and Toronto Mayor David Miller will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and officially open the doors to Bay Adelaide Centre, the first building in the city's financial district built to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard.

In just three short years, the northeast corner of Bay Street and Adelaide Street has been transformed from a concrete slab known as The Stump, to a 51-storey, state-of-the-art, green office tower. Environmental initiatives include optimization of energy, light and water efficiency, and the use of local and recycled building materials.

The Bay Adelaide Centre is Toronto's first significant development in the city's financial district since the Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place) was completed in 1992.

The ceremony will be attended by Bay Adelaide Centre tenants, the architecture and construction teams, as well as famed artist James Turrell who created the lobby's masterpiece.


    WHERE:    Bay Adelaide Centre
              Enter from Adelaide Street, just east of Bay Street

    WHO:      Ric Clark, President and CEO, Brookfield Properties Corporation
              Toronto Mayor David Miller
              World famous installation artist James Turrell
              Bay Adelaide Centre tenants

    WHEN:     Wednesday, September 16, 2009 AT 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Agenda

        TIME                             AGENDA/PHOTO OPS
     11:00 AM       Arrival of Mayor David Miller, Ric Clark, President and
                    CEO, Brookfield Properties Corporation
     11:10 AM       Speaking remarks begin
     11:30 AM       Ribbon cutting by Mayor Miller and Ric Clark, media
                    interviews to follow
     12:00 PM       Private media tour of Bay Adelaide Centre
    12:00 - 1:30 PM Celebration continues, including Cirque du Soleil
                    trampoline show, live music, and food and beverages


For further information: For further information: INTERVIEWS OR IMAGES CONTACT MANSFIELD COMMUNICATIONS INC., Tiffany Fisher, office: (416) 599-0024 ext. 222, mobile: (416) 456-7650

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