Morrison Hershfield is responsible for essential ongoing engineering design work on the TOR1 Data Center in Toronto. Typically, Digital Realty’s project team, based out of Virginia, New York and Boston come to Toronto regularly to conduct inspections on recently completed projects.
Like so many other events in 2020, the Ride for Heart had a new “spin” this year. Individuals and teams participated virtually to raise much needed funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The annual Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) awards ceremony was a little different this year! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO hosted a live virtual event on YouTube to announce the finalists and winners of the 2020 OCEA Awards.
Morrison Hershfield is an active supporter of the early introduction of STEM education. One of our colleagues recently helped the grade 7 & 8 robotics club at Alvin Curling Public School (ACPS) in Toronto, ON prepare for the FIRST® LEGO® League CITY SHAPERSM Challenge.
Morrison Hershfield’s Toronto office recently hosted a “Take our Kids to Work Day” that provided an opportunity for high schoolers to learn more about engineering, and based on the feedback from participants, we think the day went pretty well!
Morrison Hershfield is excited to announce the addition of Jacqueline Darwood, B.A., PM., to our Transit team as a Senior Transit Consultant - Transit Planning.
What do we need to do to “Better the Balance”? On International Women’s Day (IWD), WTS Toronto chapter hosted a panel of three influential women, who together with a group of about 80 likeminded individuals, tackled this year’s IWD theme of “Better the Balance, Better the World.”
Our Chief Operating Officer, Catherine Karakatsanis, was one of the panelists, and was honoured to share her experience on navigating a career in a traditionally male-dominated profession.
Morrison Hershfield congratulates Laura Rogers, for being shortlisted for the 2018 Data Center Dynamics’ (DCD) Global Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year Award.
Morrison Hershfield is thrilled to announce that the Mission Critical Facilities TOR1 Design Team is one of four shortlisted for the 2018 Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Global - Design Team of the Year Award.
Morrison Hershfield and members of the Digital Realty TOR1 data center team (Digital Realty, EllisDon, Vertiv Co., and WZMH Architects) hosted a panel discussion on September 25th, 2018. The group of industry experts provided background information and fielded questions on the evolution of the mega-scale data center and tales from the TOR1 project.
Carriers are in a race to deliver faster service to their customers. The growing demand for connected devices like smart cars, smart homes, IOT, mobile streaming games and movies, requires a more robust network. 5G technology makes the denser, high capacity networks possible – delivering speeds 10X faster than 4G wireless networks.
Over the last several months, some adventurous athletes from our Markham Office took part in the Commerce Valley Drive Softball League and recorded their most successful softball season ever. Many of our neighborhood industry competitors became our softball rivals, leading to some friendly competition on the field as well! Despite a few rain-outs, we are proud to claim a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 2 ties in the regular season and we placed fourth out of 12 teams in the recreational league playoffs.
The City of Toronto has updated the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) to include stepped performance targets to approach zero emissions for all new buildings by 2030. This update represents a critical step toward achieving City Council's low-carbon goals established in TransformTO, Toronto's Climate Action Strategy, with the overall City-wide goal of achieving an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (relative to 1990 levels). Additionally, the updated performance measures directly support the forthcoming changes to the Ontario Building Code and the Province of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan.