Thank you to everyone who submitted a project for the 2017 Innovation awards, please see below for this year's finalists! Winners were announced on October 12th, at the annual CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards Program.


To view last year's award winners and finalists, please click here!

Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance 


Royal Bank Plaza

200 Bay Street, Toronto 

Oxford Properties

LEED EB:O&M Platinum


200 King Street West

200 King Street West, Toronto 


LEED EB:O&M Platinum 


One University

1 University Avenue, Toronto

Oxford Properties 

LEED EB:O&M Platinum 


New Construction / Core and Shell 



Humber River Hospital

1235 Wilson Avenue, Toronto 

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.



Bay Adelaide East Tower and Deloitte Tenant Office Fit-Out

333 Bay Street, Toronto

Brookfield Properties and Deloitte

LEED NC: Platinum

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) Environmental Science and Chemistry Building 

1065 Military Trail, Scarborough

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC)


Commercial Interiors 



Google Canada's Engineering & Development Team Headquarters (Phase 1)

51 Breithaupt Street, Kitchener

Google Canada 

LEED CI Silver



HOK Toronto 

 400 University Avenue, Suite 2200, Toronto



Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

686 Bay Street, Toronto 

The Hospital for Sick Children 




Cooke Cottage

56 Grosvenor Street North, Southampton

Seaman and Sons Builders

LEED for Homes Platinum


887 Carlaw Avenue

887 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto 

Andrew James

LEED for Homes Platinum

River City Phase 1 & 2

51 Trolley Crescent & 47 Lower River Street, Toronto

Saucier + Perrotte Architects / ZAS Architects 



Innovation in Sustainability



Mohawk College Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation

Mohawk College, B+H Architects, McCallumSather



Cora Group Inc., Stantec

TowerWise Retrofit Project: Transforming Energy, Health and Comfort in Social Housing

The Atmospheric Fund


Leader Award



Kevin Stelzer, Principal, B+H Architects 

Kevin Stelzer has continuously demonstrated a remarkable commitment to the pursuit of high-performance buildings and the advancement of sustainable building design and construction practices. He has served on the CaGBC Energy & Engineering Technical Advisory Group, the World Green Building Council Residential Performance Committee, and on the UN Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative Task Force. Through some of his recent works such as the new Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College’s Fennel Campus, the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation and the First Canadian Place Re-cladding Project; Kevin has demonstrated his commitment to pushing the boundaries of sustainable design, a collaborative design approach and in-depth knowledge of technical project details.  Kevin’s advocacy for sustainable policies and practices has had a marked local impact and has positioned him not only as a valued resource within his firm, but also with his clients and his industry peers.


Lisa King, Senior Environmental Policy Planner, City Planning Division, City of Toronto

Lisa leads new environmental policy agendas for the City Planning Division, in efforts to ensure high performance buildings and communities, in a city experiencing unprecedented growth. Since 2006, she has been involved and is now the staff lead in the development and implementation of the Toronto Green Standard and Toronto's new Zero Emissions Buildings Framework. Her career spans 25 years of practice in the areas of ecosystems planning and restoration and sustainable design of buildings, communities and green infrastructure. Lisa contributed to the adoption of international principles for sustainable cities in Canada including the Melbourne Principles and the Earth Charter. She participated in the local government sessions of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002, representing the City of Toronto. 

Marlee Kohn, Project Manager, Sustainability, Oxford Properies

Marlee Kohn has been a critical part of Oxford’s Sustainable Intelligence team since 2012. Throughout her time at Oxford, she has shown her passion and dedication in customer and employee engagement, managing LEED project certifications, waste management and through her sustainability reporting. Marlee has an impressive portfolio by engaging over 90,000 individuals across Oxford’s office portfolio through; joint landlord-tenant green teams, sustainability campaigns and initiatives, and has managed over 350 lobby events for customers on topics such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, alternative transportation, and wellness. Marlee has contributed to an overall savings of 2.5 million dollars and 20million kWh in energy use, through ongoing collaboration with customers. Marlee has also helped drive a 10% increase in waste diversion across Oxford Properties portfolio since 2012.

Volunteer Award 


Paul Frith, Director of Advocacy & Sales at GeoSource Energy Inc., Co-Chair of the Drive for Change Golf Committee

Paul Frith has been an active volunteer, advocate and supporter of the Greater Toronto Chapter for over three years. Paul is the Director of Advocacy and Sales at GeoSource Energy Inc. and an avid green building enthusiast! Over the years, Paul has supported a number of Chapter initiatives in different capacities and fostered many key Chapter relationships. His boundless energy and enthusiasm sets an example for others and encourages greater participation amongst his peers.

Paul’s most notable contribution to date is the success of the Greater Toronto Chapter Drive for Change Golf Tournament. Under his leadership, this tournament evolved from an idea to become a key networking event and revenue generator for the Chapter. Without a doubt, Paul has gone above and beyond the call of duty and is truly deserving of this year’s Volunteer Award.