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Morguard’s Bramalea City Centre Earns TOBY Award

​Morguard is excited that Bramalea City Centre has been recognized with the Certificate of Building Excellence and was awarded the BOMA Toronto TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) in the Building Retail Category.

The BOMA Certificate of Excellence is backed by a rigorous certification program that involves a written submission and an onsite visit. The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are widely recognized as the Oscars of the commercial real estate industry, presented to the highest scoring Certificate of Excellence category recipient.

The shopping mall, located in downtown Brampton, was eligible for this award by first earning BOMA Best Platinum Certification. This certification also automatically qualified Bramalea City Centre for the Earth Award, where it won the highest BOMA Best score for enclosed Shopping Centre in 2020 (Retail Category).

Some key updates and factors include:

  • Installing two all-purpose Electric Vehicle charging stations

  • Implementing a program to prevent single-use plastics and using reusable bags
  • Installing rooftop gardens and green roofs, which protects the building from laten heat-reducing cost and consumption of energy
  • Retrofitting all exterior parking lot lamp standards and all lighting in the multi-level parkade to LEDs with zone and individual control capability as well as individual photocell sensors and dimmers
  • Installing check meters and Flowie leak detection devices in all tenant units that utilize water
  • Implementing a green cleaning plan to include dry-cleaning practices that reduce water use, energy-and water-efficient ec-H2O NanoClean automated floor scrubbers, reusable microfiber cloths to reduce waste generation, and the use of EcoLogo-certified cleaning agents and chemicals
  • Bramalea City Centre captures 77% of recyclable items through existing programs and diverts 68% of its waste from landfill

Given the challenging circumstances everyone has been working under, this is a particularly satisfying accomplishment for the property and a testament to the collective efforts of the entire team. Congratulations to the Bramalea City Centre team!