Menkes Developments Ltd. is an award-winning, fully integrated real estate company involved in the construction, ownership and management of office, industrial, retail and residential properties. Founded in 1954, the company is one of the largest private developers in Canada, with a primary focus in the Greater Toronto Area. Menkes is known for its innovative, multi-disciplinary approach and particularly for expertise in large-scale, mixed-use development. Past projects include the Empress Walk entertainment, shopping and residential complex in North York City Centre, and two landmark projects in Toronto’s South Core district, 25 York Street (TELUS House) office tower and the two million square foot One York Street commercial retail complex. The company’s latest project Sugar Wharf is a proposed waterfront community on an 11.5 acre site in downtown Toronto, which will be anchored by a new two-acre park.
Number of Buildings in the Portfolio Enrolled in GWI
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Accomplishments at the Building Portfolio
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations available at all Menkes Office Buildings
25 York Street Holds the Highest Score for BOMA BEST Certification
Comprehensive 10-Year Energy Plan at 4711 Yonge
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) LEED Green Building Certifications at 90 per cent of Menkes’ Office Portfolio
Fitwel Certifications at One York Street and 25 York Street
Extensive Rooftop Solar PV Systems installed across the Menkes Building Portfolio
Profiles presented are based on information provided by participants. Participants’ GHG emissions performance published are based on utility data submitted and converted to GHG emissions. The emission factors applied aligns with the period of energy data reported (2019). The emission factors utilized for the conversion are calculated based on a combination of sources: Government of Canada (National Inventory Report & Canada’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements), Government of Ontario (Guide: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting), The Atmospheric Fund (A Clearer View on Ontario’s Emissions – Electricity emissions factors and guidelines) and Enbridge Gas Inc. (Chemical Composition of Natural Gas).