Uptown Market is registered with the Canada Green Building Council in pursuit of LEED® Canada for Core and Shell Development certification. Times Group has been a leader in LEED® certified construction since completing the first LEED® Gold certified project in York Region. In addition, Times Group has contributed over $6,000,000 towards organizations responsible for the Rouge River located just south of Uptown Market. For a complete list of Times Group LEED® certifications please click here.
About the Developer
For over thirty five years, we have planned and built some of the finest commercial and residential buildings in the Greater Toronto Area. We began with custom homes, and as our expertise and ability grew, so did the scope of our projects. Today we proudly call ourselves a premier Canadian owned and operated real estate development firm.
Our expertise and experience reflect a culture of optimism, ambition and diligence. Whether you walk into the emblematic Times Square in Richmond Hill, a luxury high-rise condominium on King Street, picnic at an award-winning public park in Markham or have lunch at our Whole Foods Shopping Centre in Unionville, you will appreciate the difference made by good development and construction.
Construction and Building Design
During construction, practices were followed to ensure that construction debris was recycled whenever possible, and building materials were protected from contaminants that could be harmful to future occupants.
All adhesives, sealants, paints and carpets in the common areas contain low levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) to ensure a healthier environment for all future occupants. Refrigerant has been selected for mechanical equipment that has low ozone depletion potential.
Whenever possible, materials used in the construction of the buildings contained recycled content and was manufactured and sourced from local suppliers.
In order to reduce the urban heat island effect and building energy requirements, a combination of vegetated roofing materials and highly reflective roofing materials have been installed on all buildings. Majority of the wood used for framing and interior fit-up came from sustainable forests in accordance with the Forestry Steward Council.
Water Conservation and Storm Water Management
Low-flow plumbing fixtures have been installed, which will reduce water use. Rainwater is being harvested so that eventually no potable water will be used for irrigation purposes. Open grid pavers have been used in the parking lots in order to allow storm water to infiltrate and decrease runoff into municipal sewers.
Energy consumption is being monitored with meters for each tenant, and equipment that has been installed is strictly tested to confirm that it performs as efficiently as intended. Electricity and gas use has been modeled to ensure that less energy is used compared to standard requirements.
Bicycle travel has been promoted by including bicycle racks throughout the property, a dedicated secure bicycle storage room, and the installation of bicyclist showers for staff working at Uptown Market.