Ontario museum begins work on its outdoor event space

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto has announced plans to begin work on the Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace and the Reed Family Plaza. This initiative is part of the Welcome Project, established to provide greater access to the museum. Slated for completion in early 2019, the project will create a vibrant streetscape and outdoor gathering space beside the museum’s Bloor Street entrance.

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Toronto library wins AIA environmental award

The Albion District Library in Toronto has won Perkins+Will a spot in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards. Located in the Rexdale neighbourhood at the northwest edge of the city, the 2694-m2 (29,000-sf) library is a critical social resource for a diverse, high-needs community.

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Ontario proposes wage rules for construction

Legislation introduced in mid-April would, if passed, ensure people working in construction, building cleaning or security jobs under contracts with the government will be paid the fair, prevailing wage in those sectors. The proposed Government Contract Wages Act, 2018, would allow Ontario to establish minimum rates of pay for workers, requiring contractors and subcontractors to pay according to those rates.

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