First Leaside Financial Headquarters

Uxbridge, Ontario

2005 - 

This 40,000 square foot sustainable office development is designed to house a growing financial securities firm. Located at the western edge of the downtown business district, it will be a contemporary public face for the company while reinvigorating the high street. It is intended to achieve LEED platinum status; as such, roof top planting, natural ventilation and geothermal heating and cooling are incorporated. The choice of a location far from any metropolitan area illustrates the client's interest in creating an alternative contemporary work setting, expressed through the building's relationship to site and nature.

 

2007 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence