Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Groundbreaking digital art installation unveiled at 351 King Street East

13/08/2020

First Gulf and OPTrust are delighted to unveil a groundbreaking video wall at 351 King Street East, officially known as The Globe and Mail Centre.

Together with our partner, OPTrust, we wanted to introduce a truly one of a kind digital art piece in our beautiful lobby at 351 King Street East, said Roman Brailovski, Vice President of Property Management & Operations at First Gulf. To that end, we partnered with Forge Media + Design to create something that captures our commitment to innovation and technology as well as progressive design and superior tenant experience. We are extremely proud of the result and believe that it has helped redefine our lobby as a unique landmark within Toronto.

Designed by Forge Media, the 12 screens span 70 feet across the western wall of the lobby, greeting pedestrian traffic as they take their first steps into the building from the Front Street entrance.

Laurence Roberts, Founding Principal and Creative Director at Forge Media, stressed that work on the digital art installation took well over a year, adding: We would like to thank First Gulf and OPTrust for the opportunity to work within this beautiful lobby space at 351 King Street East. The theme of the installation is growth, which has been expressed in two different artworks: Interstitial Space' and Bloom'. One celebrates the history of Toronto and the important role that its citizens have played in its growth into the vibrant city that we are lucky to live in today, while Bloom presents an idyllic, magical forest-scape to illuminate the importance of maintaining a balance between nature and urban sprawl. We hope that it can bring a little spark of joy to your day when you walk by it.

Rob Douglas, OPTrust's Managing Director, Real Estate Investments, added: For OPTrust, real-estate investments like The Globe and Mail Centre support our mission of paying pensions today, preserving pensions for tomorrow. The Globe and Mail Centre is an award-winning property, and this new installation will further enhance the already exemplary tenant experience.

The Globe and Mail Centre is a 500,000 sf LEED Gold office building that sits within a vibrant hub that is growing in the east end of Toronto's downtown core. The Coca-Cola Canada headquarters at 333 King Street East was also developed by First Gulf, while construction is underway at The Shift - a 466,000 sf LEED Gold office building at 25 Ontario Street.

About First Gulf

First Gulf is an award-winning leader in the development of office, industrial, mixed-use and retail properties with developed assets of over $4 billion completed since the company's inception in 1987. First Gulf is a fully integrated development company and is involved in all aspects of real estate development, from land acquisition and planning approvals to design-build, construction, leasing, financing and property management. To date, First Gulf has developed and constructed over 30 million sf of office, retail, and industrial real estate. First Gulf is part of the Great Gulf Group, one of North America's premier real estate organizations. Established in 1975, with major projects in Canada and the United States, the Group's fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum.

About OPTrust

With net assets of almost $20 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada's largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with almost 95,000 members and retirees. OPTrust was established to give plan members and the Government of Ontario an equal voice in the administration of the Plan and the investment of its assets through joint trusteeship. OPTrust is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, five of whom are appointed by OPSEU and five by the Government of Ontario.
LINK: https://firstgulf.com/groundbreaking-digital-art-installation-unveiled...
See more stories from firstgulf

Middle East Stories

24/02/2021

Yahsat Enters Into Two Strategic Partnerships to Deploy Mission Ready Defense Vehicular Sy...

Yahsat Government Solutions provides customers a comprehensive range of platform...

23/02/2021

Tawazun and Yahsat collaborate to develop Made in the UAE' SATCOM solutions

Collaboration will focus on the production of critical aeronautical, modem and other advanced satcom technologies in the UAE. Aims to harness local knowledge,...

10/02/2021

Yahsat Announces New Board Appointments and Chief Executive Officer

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9th February 2021: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors...

10/11/2020

Yahsat Announces PMO for Thuraya 4-NGS Satellite Programme

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 November 2020: The UAE-based global satellite operator, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has established a Programme Managemen...

09/11/2020

Yahsat Announces Pmo for Thuraya 4-ngs Satellite Programme

The PMO will oversee the delivery of Thuraya 4-NGS using Yahsat's experienced Emirati workforce, while in parallel developing more UAE citizens to lead futu...

16/10/2020

Thuraya's New Tracking and Monitoring Service Set to Boost Safety and Efficiency on Fishing Vessels

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 October 2020 - Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidi...

08/09/2020

Yahsat Boosts Thuraya's Next Generation Capabilities With a Commitment of Over Aed 2 Billi...

Abu Dhabi / Toulouse, August 26, 2020 Airbus has been selected by Al Yah Satel...

28/08/2020

Yahsat Thuraya $500

Airbus Thuraya 4-NGS, L- ...

28/08/2020

Yahsat Boosts Thuraya's Next Generation Capabilities with a Commitment of Over US$ 500 Million

Airbus selected to build Thuraya 4-NGS,' the next generation L-band mobile ...

13/08/2020

First Gulf CEO attends Leaders Lounge event

First Gulf CEO David Gerofsky recently presented at the Leaders Lounge event, an evening of stories, networking and career advice that places the leaders of tom...

13/08/2020

Hayward Gordon reunite with First Gulf over a decade after original building

First Gulf have reached agreement with Hayward Gordon to expand their office and plant space in Halton Hills, Ontario - a decade after building the original str...

13/08/2020

351 King Street East awarded LEED Gold

First Gulf and OPTrust are proud to announce that 351 King Street East, officially known as The Globe and Mail Centre, has been distinguished as LEED Gold by t...

13/08/2020

Groundbreaking digital art installation unveiled at 351 King Street East

First Gulf and OPTrust are delighted to unveil a groundbreaking video wall at 351 King Street East, officially known as The Globe and Mail Centre. Together wi...

13/08/2020

25 Ontario Street to be known as EQ Bank Tower after major leasing deal

First Gulf and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) are delighted to confirm a major lease agreement for 180,000 square feet with EQ Bank at our new o...

10/08/2020

Khalifa University, UAE Space Agency and Yahsat in 3-Way Funding Agreement to Establish K...

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 30 July 2020 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, the ...

15/07/2020

Thuraya and Ground Control Expand Satcom Connectivity Options for the US Market

Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 14, 2020: Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, (Yahsat), has signed partnership ag...

02/07/2020

Thuraya Users to Benefit from Ericsson Core Network Modernization

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 July 2020: The UAE-based mobile satellite services operator Thuraya has signed an agreement with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) for a core network mo...

30/06/2020

ADEK Collaborates with Yahsat to Provide Connectivity to Distance Learning Students in Al ...

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 May 2020: In a bid to ensure continuity of learning for stude...

30/06/2020

Yahsat Names Andrew Cole as New Chief Financial Officer

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 June 2020: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the leading UAE-based global satellite operator, announced that its Board of Dir...

25/06/2020

Thuraya and Telespazio Sign Partnership Agreement for Global Distribution

Abu Dhabi and Rome, June 24, 2020 - Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE's Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has sig...

04/06/2020

Thuraya and Cygnus Telecom Provide Satellite Connectivity to Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 3, 2020: Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary ...

30/04/2020

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 April 2020 - Thuraya, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, and SCOTTY Group, a d...

29/04/2020

Ministry of Education collaborates with Yahsat to offer free satellite broadband services ...

The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced that it is collaborating with ...

09/04/2020

Thuraya MarineStar Becomes a Major Success Story

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 April 2020 - Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, today announced that Thuraya...

31/03/2020

Thuraya Commits to Support COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

Thuraya's technology can help medical response teams track and analyse data on spread of COVID-19; Satellite communications is vital to keep relief workers ...

05/02/2020

Yahsat Boosts Leadership With 4 Emirati Executive Appointments

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18th December 2019: The Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has announced four new Emirati executive appointments across governme...

05/02/2020

Yahsat Wins Best Company Award From Tawteen

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 February 2020: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has announced that it has won the prestigious Emiratisation Award from the UAE...

13/01/2020

Thuraya Showcases EnergyComms at IPTC 2020

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 January 2020: Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), today anno...

20/12/2019

Yahsat Boosts Leadership With 4 Emirati Executive Appointments

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18th December 2019: - The Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has announced four new Emirati executive appointments across governme...

06/12/2019

Thuraya & Airbus Demonstrate Aero Mobility Capabilities At Dubai Air Show 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 19th : Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), in partners...

26/11/2019

Thuraya's Landmark Tracking and Monitoring Solution Enhanced with New Capabilities

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 November 2019: Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile...

22/11/2019

Thuraya & Airbus Demonstrate Aero Mobility Capabilities at Dubai Air Show 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 21st : Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), in partners...

22/11/2019

THURAYA & AIRBUS DEMONSTRATE AERO MOBILITY CAPABILITIES AT DUBAI AIRSHOW 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 19th : Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), in partners...

13/11/2019

Thuraya Successfully Conducts Aero Mobility Demonstration to Key Government Customers

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 November 2019: Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidi...

13/11/2019

Thuraya Successfully Conducts Aero Mobility Demonstration To Key Government Customers

Live airborne streaming on Thuraya Aero highlights the solution's critical e...

07/11/2019

Thuraya and eSAT Global Successfully Complete Tests of Pioneering Satellite IoT Technology

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 November 2019: Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidia...

05/11/2019

Thuraya MarineStar offers game-changing voice, tracking and monitoring in a single flexible product

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 November 2019 - Thuraya has responded to strong demand from th...

02/10/2019

Thuraya Highlights Remote IoT Connectivity at OilComm 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 October 2019: Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yah...

10/09/2019

YAHSAT AND THURAYA REINFORCE UAE PRESENCE AT DSEI 2019 WITH JOINT PORTFOLIO OF DEFENSE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 September 2019: Yahsat, the UAE's leading global satellite...

27/06/2019

Khalifa University's MYSAT-2 Cubesat Completes Critical Design Review Milestone

Abu Dhabi, 24 June, 2019 Khalifa University of Science and Technology today an...

17/06/2019

Thuraya unveils smart satellite solutions for mobility, big data and analytics at CommunicAsia 2019

Thuraya X5-Touch, world's first Android, SAT - GSM touch phone grants users ...

03/06/2019

Thuraya VSAT+ empowers smart shipping and digitalization as sector aims for sustainability

DUBAI, 29 May 2019 - VSAT , the ground-breaking maritime satellite service from ...

13/05/2019

Thuraya's X5-Touch, the world's smartest satellite phone, lands Top Mobility User Experience Solution' award at MSUA 2019

The Mobile Satellite Innovation award by Mobile Satellite Users Association (MS...

07/05/2019

Yahsat and Hughes Form Satellite Services Joint Venture in Brazil

Washington, DC, May 6, 2019 SATELLITE 2019, Booth 1100 Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a leading global satellite operator based in the Un...

06/05/2019

Thuraya signs strategic agreement with Elcome to drive maritime growth

DUBAI, 2 May 2019 - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), today announced it has signed a Se...

28/04/2019

BBC ARABIC EXPANDS COVERAGE OVER NORTH AFRICA VIA YAHLIVE'S MENA BEAM

Yahlive, the UAE-based satellite broadcaster, has announced today the extension of its long-term partnership with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Th...

02/04/2019

Thuraya and IEC Telecom to supply VSAT+ services to the Turkish market

IEC Telecom is to open-up the Turkish maritime and offshore markets to even better value-added voice and data services through a new tie-up that will bring Thur...

12/03/2019

Thuraya and IEC Telecom set sail for new standards in maritime comms with commercial availability of VSAT+

Dubai, 11 March 2019: Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al...

07/03/2019

RT and YahLive Introduce RT France HD To The Middle East

Global television news network RT expands its partnership with Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between world leading satellite operator SES...