Over 250 people gathered at Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto Thursday, November 7th for the CaGBC Ontario Awards Night. During the event 11 awards were given out, recognizing the excellence and leadership of individuals, buildings, and programs.
The CaGBC Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC's mission and goals in advancing the green building industry in Canada. Through our Leadership Awards we recognize the commitment, vision, creativity and passion driving the individuals and teams behind the growing success of our industry. We also strive to showcase the most efficient, effective and impactful buildings across the country with our Green Building Excellence Awards.
Competitions run throughout the year, across the country, providing many opportunities for our members to share their work and demonstrate their contributions to Canada's emerging low-carbon economy. The caliber and quality of green building projects, the commitment of our volunteers, and the impact of the work witnessed across the country is celebrated through regional awards like the Ontario Awards. Winners from the regions automatically flow through to the finalize round for the National Awards competition, held at Building Lasting Change, our annual conference.
At the Ontario Award Night, keynote speaker Kofi Hope, Senior Policy Advisor at the Wellesley Institute, framed the issue of climate resilience from the perspective of inequality, issuing a call to the building sector to ensure that all neighbourhoods, regardless of demographics, are prepared for climate change.
Among the highlights was a focus on the post-secondary institutions including Humber College, Mohawk College, and York University.
Click here to view all the 2019 CaGBC Ontario Award Winners.