Awards

Awards We've Received

Over the years Southcore Financial Centre 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 - PwC Tower

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 March 23, 2021 to March 23, 2026.

Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification - Bremner Tower

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 March 10, 2021 to March 10, 2026.

LEED Platinum 4.1 Certified (2020)

LEED v4.1 is the next generation standard for green building design, construction, operations and performance.  LEED v4.1, raises the bar on building standards to address energy efficiency, water conservation, site selection, material selection, day lighting and waste reduction.

BOMA Toronto CREST Award - Collaborative Excellence (2020)

The CREST (Commercial Real Estate Industry Trailblazers) Awards is a feature of BOMA Toronto’s race2reduce program, which aims to promote energy efficiency and excellence in building operations through a combination of knowledge-sharing, tenant engagement and lively competition.

TOBY National Award

As the highest scoring property in its category, Southcore Financial Centre (/SFC) has earned the prestigious national Building of the Year (TOBY) Award for 2018.

LEED Gold Core and Shell Certification

18 York Street (2012) and 120 Bremner (2016) Boulevard have both achieved LEED® Gold Core and Shell Certification.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an international rating system recognized as a mark of excellence for green buildings in 150 countries.

The Gold Core and Shell Certification recognizes he many sustainable feature requirements which have been incorporated into the design, construction and operation of this building.

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BOMA BEST Platinum

PwC Tower (since 2015) and Bremner Tower (2017) are both certified BOMA BEST Platinum for excellence in the environmental management and operation of a commercial building by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada.

This is the highest certification reserved for only the very best commercial buildings.

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Race to Reduce

PwC Tower at 18 York was presented with Race to Reduce awards in 2013 and 2015 for its commitment to reduce energy use in a commercial office building.

Winner Building Performance – Lowest Energy Use in the 500,000 sq. ft. – 1,000,000 sq. ft. commercial office building category.

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Interactive Media Award

The /SFC southcore.ca website was recognized with a Best In Class Award in the Real Estate Category. This award recognized the website for the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism. The website also was in the Top 30 Websites of the Year for 2013.

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ENERGY STAR Certification

18 York Street and 120 Bremner Boulevard are among the first buildings in Canada to certify with ENERGY STAR® which represents proven, verified energy performance over a 12-month period. In fact, ENERGY STAR® certified buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide!

ENERGY STAR® certification is delivered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

2018 BOMA Toronto Earth Award - 120 Bremner Blvd.

Southcore Financial Centre received the Earth Award in the over 500,000 sq. ft. category for Bremner Tower. The award is presented to buildings who earn the highest points under the BOMA BEST certification in a given category.

2018 Fitwell Certification - 120 Bremner Blvd.

Southcore Financial Centre’s Bremner Tower earned Fitwel certification from the Center for Active Design in association with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fitwel is a building rating system for commercial interiors and both multi-tenant and single-tenant existing buildings that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings.

The Bremner 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.