Three Ontario government facilities win national awards

    Buildings in Pembroke, St. Catharines and Thunder Bay will now compete
    for international BOMA awards

TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ -


Ontario Realty Corporation (ORC) is proud to announce that the Renfrew County Courthouse in Pembroke, Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines and Ontario Government Building at 189 Red River Road in Thunder Bay have each won another prestigious award. At a recent ceremony in Montreal, the three facilities were each named national "The Office Building of the Year" (TOBY) award winners in their respective categories by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada).

The three TOBY winners were among 22 government-owned facilities that achieved BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) certification in the 2008-09 fiscal year, bringing the total to 47 over a two-year period.

The TOBY award specifically recognizes excellence in property management, operations, resource conservation, environmental awareness, leasing and building design, customer service and innovation. The three facilities will be competing for an international BOMA TOBY award. Winners will be announced at the BOMA International Conference in Los Angeles County, California in June 2010.


"Ontario Realty Corporation is taking a leadership role toward reducing the government's carbon footprint and creating a cleaner, greener future for our province," said Dave Glass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Realty Corporation. "As a customer-focused real estate management company, we're very proud to share these awards with our ministry clients. Their efforts helped make it happen."


    -   ORC provides customer-focused real estate services to the Ontario
        government, managing one of the largest real estate portfolios in
        Canada. It consists of approximately 6,500 buildings and structures,
        over 100,000 acres of land and approximately 50 million square feet
        of space both owned and leased across the province.

    -   BOMA is the voice of the commercial real estate industry,
        representing the owners and managers of over 94 million square feet
        of local commercial space.


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For further information: For further information: Jeff Giffen, Ontario Realty Corporation, (705) 564-7205

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