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Wallace Immen

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At this office, curling up with a good book is encouraged

Penguin Random House is writing the next chapter in its corporate evolution in a new Toronto headquarters that has all the features of a library or ‘someone’s den,’ including bookshelf-lined walls and reading nooks

Sep 26, 2016

Wood buildings reaching higher

A Toronto developer is turning back the clock in constructing a trendy new office building largely with cross-laminated timber. At five storeys, it will be the first mid-rise of its kind since Ontario’s building code was amended in 2014

Jun 27, 2016

In Hamilton, a Depression-era garden reblooms

A $20-million renovation at the Rock Garden has given new life to the historic nature sanctuary. An airy visitors’ centre, restaurant, waterfalls and gentle staircases through the bowl-shaped garden are just some of the features that have been planted

Apr 25, 2016

A loft vibe comes to high-rise towers

With brick and beam space scarce and soaring in cost, growing Web-based companies like LinkedIn and Travelzoo are remaking traditional offices to meet their ethos. Goodbye corner offices and high-walled cubicles; hello exposed ducts and foosball tables

Apr 18, 2016

Canon captures its image in new headquarters

The electronics company looked for two years before settling on a suburban Toronto site that could accommodate its vision of living and working harmoniously. Amid the Japanese aesthetic, though, are some Canadian flourishes

Mar 14, 2016

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Wallace Immen is an award-winning staff writer for The Globe and Mail whose stories about workplace trends and career advice, as well as about cruising and travel destinations around the world appear regularly in print and on-line. He has worn many hats in his career with the Globe, including science writer, medical writer and columnist, urban affairs reporter and travel writer. His travels have taken him to 100 countries and both poles and he has experienced and written about more than 90 cruises.

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