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 ONTARIO MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
 150 BLOOR STREET W., TORONTO, ON

  Square Footage: 80,000
  Market Sector:  Health & Sciences
  Architect/Designer: Smith Grimley Harris
  Electrical Engineer: Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers
  Mechanical Engineer: Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers
  Landlord: Kevric Real Estate Corp

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In the summer of 2008, the Ontario Medical As-sociation retained Govan Brown as their construc-tion managers for the relocation and build-out of their offices. Previously located at 525 University Ave, the OMA decided to move just a little north to 150 Bloor Street West. The new offices comprised of 3 floors and 80,000 square feet in total. The goal of the project was to create a space indicative of the association and would reflect their 128 year history. After a competitive proposal process, Govan Brown was awarded the job
    
    

to construct the intricate OMA space. Included in the scope were office areas, executive offices, meeting areas, large boardrooms, training rooms and a library. The most notable challenges however were the AV systems for the boardroom and the LAN room. Weekly AV meetings were held from the very start to ensure that the high-end equipment and its installment was done properly and efficiently. The LAN room on the other hand, required that we reuse old LAN room air conditioning units from OMA’s previous space. Also,
    

Govan Brown set up a temporary LAN room while the permanent equipment was waiting to be installed. After a rigorous, 3-month construction schedule, Govan Brown completed the space. Due to strict trade coordination and an organized RFQ/RFI process, OMA rewarded Govan Brown with an extra 5,000 square foot space to build-out. We were happy to deliver a project that met the needs of a valuable organization like the Ontario Medical Association.