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 May 02, 2011
Direct Energy Centre Wins Building of the Year & Certificate of Building & Management Excellence 2011 BOMA Toronto Awards

 The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Toronto has honoured the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place with the 2011 BOMA Certificate of Building & Management Excellence and the 2011 Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Award "Public Assembly Facility".

The BOMA Certificate of Building & Management Excellence is a five year certification and recognizes excellence and quality in property and facility management. A BOMA certified building is managed by a team of professionals who, through participation in the certification program, have met the BOMA standard of excellence in a number of key areas, which impact the safety, security and comfort of its occupants and the community. The Direct Energy Centre also won the BOMA Toronto Building of the Year "Public Assembly Facility" in 2006.

The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards salute the stars of the commercial real estate industry, recognizing excellence in property management, operations, resource conservation, environmental awareness, leasing and building design, customer service and innovation.

"Exhibition Place and the Direct Energy Centre are committed to providing a facility for our clients that is focused on excellence in building management, operations, customer service, design and innovation. We are extremely honoured to be recognized by BOMA Toronto for these prestigious awards", says Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place.

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Toronto is a voice of the Toronto's commercial real estate industry. It has a network of over 700 members in the Greater Toronto Area, which consists of property management professionals, asset managers, development owners, corporate facility managers, leasing professionals, senior managers from all three levels of government, and a variety of companies that provide a product or service to the commercial real estate industry. BOMA Toronto promotes excellence in the industry through information, education advocacy and recognition.

Direct Energy Centre and Exhibition Place

Exhibition Place is Canada's largest entertainment venue, attracting over 5.3 million visitors a year. Direct Energy Centre's over 1 million square feet of space available is the largest exhibition and convention centre in Canada and the sixth largest in North America. Designed for maximum efficiency, the venue is supported by a regional population of seven million in a diverse and dynamic economy. Exhibition Place has won several awards such as the Platinum Waste Minimization Award from the Recycling Council of Canada and the Operations Award from the UFI International Awards.