The Toronto-Dominion (TD) Centre in downtown Toronto has achieved the WELL Health-Safety rating at all six of its towers, making it one of the largest commercial complexes in Canada to earn the designation, Cadillac Fairview (CF) recently announced.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types, indicates a release. Administered by the International WELL Building Institute, the designation focuses on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to enhance human health, safety and well-being.
To achieve the rating, the team implemented a range of features and initiatives including:
- Enhanced sanitation practices and procedures;
- strategies to reduce surface contact;
- flu vaccine promotion;
- emergency protocols; and
- stakeholder engagement and communication.
“Occupant health and well-being have always been central to CF’s corporate responsibility commitment, our Green at Work program, as well as the TD Centre’s Occupant Engagement Program’s focus on wellness,” said Sal Iacono, executive vice-president, operations with CF, in a statement. “And now, the WELL Health-Safety rating will complement the efforts we’ve made to keep our employees safe during this lockdown environment, in addition to reinforcing a sense of confidence and reassurance for building occupants as they return to the workplace.”