Verification serves to instill confidence in occupants and to return to work safely
TORONTO, June 24, 2021 / CNW / – Cadillac Fairview (CF) is pleased to announce that the Toronto-Dominion (TD) Center, its iconic downtown shopping complex Toronto, has achieved a WELL health and safety rating in its six towers, making it one of the largest office complexes in Canada to obtain the designation.
The WELL Health and Safety Assessment is an evidence-based, third-party verified assessment for all types of new and existing buildings and spaces. The designation focuses on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and contingency plans to improve human health and safety, and guides real estate organizations in preparing their spaces for back-to-school afterwards. COVID-19 closures.
“The health and well-being of occupants has always been at the heart of CF’s commitment to corporate responsibility, our Green at Work program, as well as the focus of the employee engagement program. occupants of the TD Wellness Center, ”said Sal Iacono, Executive Vice President, Operations, Cadillac Fairview. “And now, the WELL health and safety rating will complement our efforts to keep our employees safe during this lockdown environment, in addition to reinforcing the sense of trust and comfort for building occupants when they return to the workplace. “
To achieve a WELL health and safety rating, the TD Center team implemented a full range of features and initiatives, including:
- Reinforced sanitation practices and procedures, which exceed industry standards and use only cleaning products proven to be safe and effective.
- Strategies for reducing surface contact such as contactless personal protective equipment (PPE) disposal bins and other hands-free technologies.
- Promotion of influenza vaccine, thanks to 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.
- Engagement and communication with stakeholders, maintain strong channels of communication with building occupants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and through guides and informational resources to support occupants.
“Caring for our communities has always been a key priority in the way we do our business and this has only intensified throughout the pandemic,” said Landry Biles, Managing Director, TD Center. “In line with our goal of Transform communities for a dynamic future, Achieving a WELL health and safety rating in each of our six towers further illustrates our commitment to putting the health and well-being of everyone who works at the TD Center and passes through our buildings first. ”
The WELL Health and Safety Assessment is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) IWBI and is intended for operations and facility management to help buildings and organizations take charge of the health, safety and well-being of their employees. The rating draws on information gleaned from more than 600 experts around the world as part of the IWBI COVID-19 Working Group, including public health experts, virologists, government officials, academics, chiefs company, architects, designers, building scientists and real estate professionals.
Designed to empower owners and operators of large and small businesses 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 pass through the building as well as the community at large.
About Cadillac Fairview
Cadillac Fairview (CF) is a global owner, operator, investor and developer of premier real estate across the retail, office, residential, industrial and mixed-use asset classes. Fully owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, CF manages over $ 36 billion assets across the Americas and UK, with further expansion planned in Europe and Asia.
Globally, CF invests in communities with like-minded partners, including Stanhope in the United Kingdom, Lincoln Property Company in the United States and Multiplan in Brazil. The company’s Canadian portfolio includes 69 iconic properties, including the Toronto-Dominion Center, CF Toronto Eaton Center, Tour Deloitte, CF Carrefour Laval, CF Chinook Center and CF Pacific Center.
Continuously striving to have a positive impact in the communities where it operates by fostering social bonds, growth and a sustainable future, CF’s goal is Transforming communities for a vibrant future. Learn more about cadillacfairview.com and follow CF on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
About the WELL Health and Safety Assessment
The WELL Health and Safety Assessment provides a centralized source and governing body to validate the efforts of owners and operators. It leverages information from the IWBI’s COVID-19 Working Group, in addition to advice on the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), global centers for disease control and prevention, and emergency management agencies, as well as recognized standards associations such as ASTM International and ASHRAE , and leading academic and research institutions, as well as the foundational principles already established by the IWBI WELL Building Standard, the first framework for advancing health in buildings and spaces of all kinds.
SOURCE Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
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