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Bringing green spaces to urban environments in Canada

Colliers Edible and Pollinator Garden Program launched at 40 properties in 2021 and is growing every year.

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An intersectionality has emerged between office and hospitality. At the buildings we manage in Canada, we want to create atmospheres and experiences that draw people in, increase foot traffic, elevate pride in the building, and support leasing. The outcomes we have seen are increased asset performance and value.

Our office platform prioritizes tenant engagement and ESG at our managed properties. The Edible and Pollinator Garden Program is one of several initiatives that is activating commercial sites in this realm. The objectives of the program are to create new community spaces, support wellness, advance building sustainability certification goals, and enhance urban biodiversity. 
Gardens were launched at more than 40 Colliers managed properties across the country in 2021 and that number is growing every year. 

At 95 St. Clair Avenue West, owned by Desjardins Global Asset Management, we added a level of biodiversity unseen on this busy Toronto thoroughfare. The food harvested from the site generated hundreds of pounds of kale, onions, and herbs that were donated to local community food organizations. The initiative was one reason this location won the prestigious International Outstanding Building of the Year Award by BOMA International  in 2020. In a special mention, the David Suzuki Foundation supported these efforts by tying the gardens to Toronto’s Butterflyway Project. We hope to inspire other Colliers offices around the globe to create green corridors in our urban centres.

Edible and Pollinator Gardens

95 St. Clair Ave. W.
Toronto, ON
Client: Desjardins Global Asset Management

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77 Elm St.
Toronto, ON
Client: SickKids Hospital

Blue Cross Centre
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Client: Slate

150 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON
Client: Ponte Gadea

1555 Wentworth
Whitby, ON
Client: Fiera Real Estate

5775 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
Client: True North
Commercial REIT

1055 Squires Beach Road
Pickering, ON
Client: Fiera Real Estate

Lansdowne Centre
Richmond, BC
Client: Vanprop Investments Ltd.