Over the years Commerce Court has been the recipient of numerous prestigious regional, provincial, national and international awards for excellence in the areas of building management, design, sustainable practices, modernization upgrades, historical preservation and tenant service.
Here are just a few of the accolades received over the past few years.
Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification - Commerce Court West
Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification measures accessibility standards in the operation of a building and in recognition of an organization’s commitment to providing an accessible building.
The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program works to help improve accessibility of the built environment in Canada – the places where we live, work, learn and play and helps create a fully accessible and inclusive Canada.
Certification is from February 11, 2021 to February 11, 2026.
2018 LEED EB: (O&M) Gold Level Certification, West Tower
Awarded in February 2018, West Tower LEED® Canada EB: O&M Gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program – an internationally recognized benchmark for environmental standards.
As part of QuadReal's commitment to wellness in the workplace, Commerce Court's West Tower earned Fitwel certification from the Center for Active Design (CfAD). Fitwel is a building rating system that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings. The West Tower participated in a QuadReal corporate pilot initiative and is one of the first buildings to be certified in Canada. QuadReal is also part of the Fitwel Advisory Council.
2018 Wired Certified Platinum, Complex
Commerce Court's East, South and West Towers, constructed in 1971, all achieved Wired Certified Platinum designations. Commerce Court's North Tower, built in 1931, joined a group of elite historic properties that have also achieved Wired Certified Platinum, including the Empire State Building in New York and the Wrigley Building in Chicago. The designation was assigned upon extensive review of Commerce Court's two million sq. ft. complex for best-in-class connectivity, technological infrastructure and readiness to adopt emerging technologies.
BOMA BEST Platinum and Gold
BOMA BEST is Canada's largest environmental assessment and certification program managed by the Building Owners and Managers Association. Commerce Court recertified in 2017 earning a Platinum Level for the West Tower and Gold Level for the North, East and South Towers, as well as the Retail Concourse. For more information, click here.
BOMA International 360 Program Performance Designation
Awarded in March 2016, the BOMA 360 Performance Program sets the standard worldwide for operational best practices in the commercial real estate industry as there is no clearer mark of excellence. For more information, click here.
2015 Toby National Award - Outstanding Building of the Year
Awarded on September 17, 2015 the Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Awards is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. For more information, click here.
2015 BOMA Toronto - the Outstanding Building of the Year (Toby) Award
Awarded on May 14, 2015 the Outstanding Building of the Year Award for quality in commercial real estate and excellence in building management. For more information, click here.
2015 BOMA Toronto - Certificate of Excellence
Awarded on May 14, 2015 the Certificate of Excellence is judged on building management and operations, community impact, tenant relations, energy and environment management, emergency preparedness and the training of building personnel. For more information , click here.
2015 RCO (Recycling Council of Ontario) IC&I Office Building & Special Program (Innovation) - Gold Award
Awarded on May 21, 2015 The RCO Award Gold Award in the IC&I (Industrial, Commercial, & Institutional) category recognized the positive efforts being made at Commerce Court to improve waste diversion and QuadReal’s commitment to Sustainability.
Also awarded 2015 The RCO Award Gold in the Special Program (Innovation) category which recognized Commerce Court’s food court recycling program.
2013 RCO (Recycling Council of Ontario) IC&I Office Building - Bronze Award
Awarded in October 2013 Bronze in the IC&I (industrial, commercial and institutional) Office Building category for waste diversion efforts at the Complex. For more information, click here.
2012 LEED (EB) GOLD
Awarded December 2012 complex-wide LEED® Canada EB: O&M Gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program – an internationally recognized benchmark for environmental standards.
2010 — BOMA Earth Award
Awarded April 2010 at the BOMA Toronto Celebration of Excellence Dinner. In recognition of excellence in resource preservation and environmentally-sound management.
2009 – BOMA Toby Award/The Office Building of the Year Award/National
In recognition of excellence in property management, operations, resource conservation, environmental awareness, design, leasing and customer service.