Postmedia Place Wins National Earth Award at BOMEX 2021

TORONTO, October 26, 2021 – Postmedia Place is being celebrated amongst the greenest commercial properties in the country after winning a BOMA Canada National Earth Award in the office category. The victory was announced at the BOMEX Virtual National Awards Reception & Gala on Thursday.   

BOMA Canada’s National Earth Award recognizes excellence in resource preservation and environmentally sound commercial building management. Postmedia Place advanced to the national level after achieving a BOMA BEST Platinum Certification score of 96.1%, the highest in the GTA’s 250,000 – 499,999 ft2 office category, which resulted in the building winning the BOMA Toronto Earth Award earlier in June of this year.  

“This is a tremendous achievement that speaks volumes about the performance of our Greenrock Commercial Services team. Thank you BOMA Canada for this prestigious recognition,” says Barbara Rodgers, Greenrock CEO. 

 Greenrock Commercial Services is actively working to minimize its carbon footprint by implementing energy-reduction strategies and measuring annual energy and water performance. Greenrock is a proud partner of the City of Toronto’s Green Will Initiative, which invites building owners across the city to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. 

“We also want to thank Shiplake for the great deal of time and resources their team has spent working with us to make Postmedia Place the impressive asset it is today,” says Justin Taylor, Greenrock COO.  

A rigorous application process is required to compete at the national level, including documentation and written submissions for each of the following sections: Building Description, Executive Summary, Competition Photographs, Award Ceremony Photograph, Reduction of Environmental Risk, Indoor Air Quality/Green Cleaning, Recycling, Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Interior Finish, Green Purchasing Policy, Occupant Communication/Education, Community Impact, and Case Study.  

Postmedia Place is now invited to apply for the BOMA International TOBY® Awards where it could compete against the most environmentally conscious office spaces in the world. To learn more about Postmedia Place’s commitment to sustainability, visit  


About Postmedia Place: Postmedia Place is a luxury office and retail complex conveniently situated in downtown Toronto at 365 Bloor Street East with 20 floors and over 300,000 square feet of space. The anchor tenant is Postmedia Network.  

About Greenrock Commercial Services: Greenrock has over 60 years of operating experience in managing prominent commercial buildings across Toronto, specializing in creating innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally sound operating strategies that cater to each client’s needs.   

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Greenrock puts the Green in Earth Day 2021

Not unlike most companies, Greenrock has directed its focus and efforts this year toward adapting its operations to life in a global pandemic. On Earth Day 2021, Greenrock celebrates a key commitment that has remained consistent since its inception— its pledge to create sustainable buildings for people to live and work. Here are four testaments of how Greenrock works to achieve this promise:  

Transforming Toronto Properties 

Postmedia Place at 365 Bloor St. East in Toronto is one of Greenrock’s most significant building transformations. Several improvements have been made to the building, including retrofitting all suites with energy-saving LED lighting. Since the completion of its repositioning in 2018, the energy performance of Postmedia Place has improved dramatically. Most recently, Postmedia Place achieved Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Star Certification and is noted to be 92% more efficient than other similar buildings across the country. Postmedia was also awarded the BOMA Toronto CREST Award in 2020 for its environmental sustainability.

Following the Data 

Working closely alongside a trusted third-party energy management consultant, Greenrock tracks monthly energy and water usage, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste management. Postmedia Place currently holds the BOMA BEST® Platinum certification, the highest level that can be achieved by a company for superior environmental leadership. Greenrock is setting benchmarks and goals that will shape environmental performance for the next decade.  

Embracing the Digital World 

By developing online portals for residents and tenants, Greenrock has streamlined its communication streams with a heightened priority of reducing paper and waste. In Greenrock’s annual Resident Satisfaction Survey last year, 66% of respondents identified our portal updates as their top-rated form of building communication and 82% of Postmedia Place tenants who responded to last year’s client survey were satisfied with our tenant portal. In the wake of the pandemic, Greenrock created a COVID-19 Resources web page to keep residents up to date on the latest pandemic news and supports.  

Making Room for New Ideas  

Greenrock’s charitable arm, Greenrock IMPACT, recently formed an internal environmental committee to brainstorm creative new ideas and ways to support and promote environmental awareness as a company. The committee meets weekly to discuss and plan green initiatives.  

To learn more about Greenrock’s environmental sustainability practices at Postmedia Place, visit

Postmedia Place 92% More Efficient Than Other Properties, According to Natural Resources Canada

Postmedia Place is in the spotlight once again for its environmental prowess.  

On November 10th, 2020, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) awarded Postmedia Place with its ENERGY STAR certification, which recognizes properties with superior energy performance.  

According to NRCan, Postmedia Place is 92% more energy efficient than similar properties across Canada. 

“This is an amazing result and a huge deal for us at Postmedia Place. Well done team!” says Justin Taylor, Greenrock Chief Operating Officer.  

This achievement follows Postmedia Place’s recent victory at BOMA Toronto’s Virtual CREST Awards on November 5th, 2020, where it earned the Innovative Excellence Award.  

To find out more about Postmedia Place’s green initiatives, visit

Postmedia Place Wins 2020 BOMA Toronto CREST Award

Postmedia Place won a prestigious award this week from BOMA Toronto for its environmentally friendly and sustainable approach to commercial real estate.  

Greenrock Commercial Services’ Postmedia Place property at 365 Bloor St. E in Toronto was announced as the winner of the Innovative Excellence Award (less than 500,00 sq. ft category) at the Virtual CREST Awards on Thursday, November 5, 2020.  

The award “recognizes those who have deployed creative and effective approaches, strategies, and technologies to achieve their performance and sustainability objectives,” according to BOMA Toronto.  

“We take the environment seriously at Greenrock and aren’t afraid to experiment with new initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint,” explains Greenrock’s Chief Operating Officer Justin Taylor. “We’ve made significant investments throughout the years at Postmedia Place, such as retrofitting all tenant suites with energy-saving LED lighting, to ensure our day-to-day operations are as ‘green’ as possible.”  

Since its inception in 2017, Postmedia Place has participated in BOMA Toronto’s Race2reduce program to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. In 2018, Postmedia Place was awarded the first-ever Race2reduce Collaborative Excellence Award. 

Postmedia Place sits in the top 25% of its building class with an Energy Star rating of 92%.  

“I am incredibly proud of our team for their hard work and contributions,” says Postmedia Place General Manager Alaric da Cunha.   

To read Postmedia Place’s tactics for creating an environmentally-friendly workplace, visit