Health & Wellness | Sep 21, 2021

Cadillac Fairview Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating at Nine Additional Office Buildings in Toronto

Verification serves to instill occupant confidence, safe return to workplace

September 21, 2021 (TORONTO, ON) Building on the company’s previous announcement, Cadillac Fairview (CF) is pleased to share that in addition to Toronto-Dominion Centre, nine additional buildings in CF’s Toronto office portfolio have achieved the WELL Health-Safety rating. This includes the CF Toronto Eaton Centre complex (20 Queen Street West, 250 Yonge Street and 1 Dundas West), RBC Centre, Simcoe Place, Yonge Corporate Centre (4120 Yonge Street, 4110 Yonge Street and 4100 Yonge Street), and 16 York which also received WELL v1 Core Silver Certification earlier this year. 

“At Cadillac Fairview, our core business is designing, building and operating premium commercial properties, and occupant health and well-being are central to our corporate responsibility commitment and our Green at Work program,” said Arv Gupta, Senior Vice President, Operations, Cadillac Fairview. “As our clients and building occupants return to the workplace, we’re proud to expand the WELL Health-Safety rating in CF office buildings across Toronto. We are dedicated to reinforcing a sense of confidence and safety and achieving this rating exemplifies our commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of our office communities.”

The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types. The designation focuses on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to enhance human health and safety, and guide real estate organizations in preparing their spaces for re-entry from COVID-19 lockdowns. 

Designed to empower owners and operators across large and small businesses alike to take the necessary steps to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors and stakeholders, the WELL Health-Safety Rating can help guide users in preparing their spaces for re-entry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, instilling confidence in those who come through the building as well as the broader community.

To achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating, CF implemented a comprehensive range of features and initiatives at participating buildings, including:

  • Enhanced sanitation practices and procedures, which exceed industry standards and use only cleaning products proven to be safe and effective. 

  • Strategies to reduce surface contact such as touchless Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) disposal bins and other hands-free technologies. 

  • Flu vaccine promotion, through an annual on-site cold and flu prevention campaign, and flu vaccine appointments exclusively for building occupants. 

  • Emergency protocols to aid in response and recovery. 

  • Stakeholder engagement and communication, maintaining strong channels of communication with building occupants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and through informative guides and resources to support occupants.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) IWBI and is intended for Facility Operations and Management to help buildings and organizations address the health, safety, and well-being of their people. The Rating leverages insights drawn from over 600 experts across the globe as part of the IWBI Task Force on COVID-19 spanning public health experts, virologists, government officials, academics, business leaders, architects, designers, building scientists, and real estate professionals.

For more information on Cadillac Fairview’s approach to Responsibility, please visit cadillacfairview.com/responsibility. 

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About Cadillac Fairview

Cadillac Fairview (CF) is a globally focused owner, operator, investor, and developer of best-in-class real estate across retail, office, residential, industrial and mixed-use asset classes. Wholly owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, CF manages in excess of $36 billion of assets across the Americas and the United Kingdom, with further expansion planned into Europe and Asia.

Internationally, CF invests in communities with like-minded partners, including Stanhope in the UK, Lincoln Property Company in the U.S., and Multiplan in Brazil. The company’s Canadian portfolio comprises 69 landmark properties, including the Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Tour Deloitte, CF Carrefour Laval, CF Chinook Centre and CF Pacific Centre.  

Continually striving to make a positive impact in communities where it operates by promoting social connection, growth, and a sustainable future, CF’s Purpose is Transforming Communities for a Vibrant Tomorrow. Learn more at cadillacfairview.com and follow CF on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the WELL Health-Safety Rating 

The WELL Health-Safety Rating provides a centralized source and governing body to validate efforts made by owners and operators. It leverages insights drawn from the IWBI Task Force on COVID-19, in addition to guidance on the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), global disease control and prevention centers and emergency management agencies, as well as recognized standard-making associations such as ASTM International and ASHRAE, and leading academic and research institutions, as well as core principles already established by IWBI’s WELL Building Standard, the premier framework for advancing health in buildings and spaces of all kinds. 

Media Contact 

Anna Ng Cadillac Fairview ang@cadillacfairview.com 416-598-8246

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