- Insurance leader shifting more than 1,500 employees to innovative Remington
Group development -
TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Superior amenities and the unique benefits
provided by a mixed-use development are among the many reasons why Aviva
Canada Inc. (Aviva Canada) today announced plans to relocate their head office
to The Remington Group's Downtown Markham development. Occupying the majority
of a new 350,000 square feet building standing 12 storeys and housing more
than 1,500 people, Aviva's new offices are scheduled to open in 2017.
When Aviva Canada started to review Head Office options they realized that
Downtown Markham was the ideal environment. "The incredible amenities offered
by this new urban centre provide our employees a place to work that is
conveniently located to major highways and excellent transit," said Greg
Somerville, President and CEO, Aviva Canada. "Additionally, the retail
offerings, restaurants, art installations and green spaces will all contribute
to a terrific environment and an engaged work force."
"Aviva Canada reviewed several options for their new national campus and we
are pleased that they chose to build a state-of-the-art office in Downtown
Markham," said Christopher Bratty, President, Land Development and
Investments, The Remington Group. "Aviva Canada joins other industry leaders
including Worley Parsons, and Motorola in selecting the LEED certified
commercial space offered by Downtown Markham."
Downtown Markham will also be home to 2 million square feet of retail, 72
acres of natural and landscaped green spaces and a world class art program
including the world's first power-producing, fine-art carousel.
"Creating and building community is very important to Aviva Canada," explains
Somerville. "We wanted to partner with a developer who shared our vision -
and The Remington Group's community-focused development, Downtown Markham was
a logical choice."
Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti added, "Since 2008, Markham has attracted
approximately 190 companies with more than 8,300 employees. Markham is a
vibrant city, with a growing and prosperous local economy. We're proud to
welcome Aviva Canada, and their extended international family, to our city and
in particular to our beautiful Markham Centre."
Aviva Canada is the second largest general insurer in the country and one of
the largest businesses in the Aviva Group, which serves 34 million clients in
17 countries. Aviva Canada actively supports the communities in which they
work through the establishment of the Aviva Community Fund, which to date, has
provided more than $4.5 million in funding to 42 charities and community
groups across the country.
About Aviva Canada
Aviva Insurance Canada is one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance
groups in Canada providing home, automobile, recreational vehicle, group and
business insurance to more than three million customers. A wholly-owned
subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 3,000 employees,
25 locations and 1,700 independent broker partners. Aviva Canada and its
employees invest in positive change including through the Aviva Community Fund
and Eva's Initiatives, its partner in Aviva's global Street to School program
to help homeless and other at-risk youth reach their potential. For more
information please visit AvivaCanada.com
About Downtown Markham
Located in Canada's High Tech Capital, Downtown Markham is the newest addition
to Canada's largest metropolis, the Greater Toronto Area. It is a vibrant,
entertaining and culturally infused city centre with an exclusive, artistic
vibe. Downtown Markham is also the place to be green. The city hosts North
America's largest collection of LEED certified green buildings and has more
than 72 acres of natural and landscaped green spaces. Next to come to life
will be the amazing Downtown Markham retail complex. Learn more at
downtownmarkham.ca, @downtownmarkham and facebook.com/DowntownMarkham.
About The Remington Group
For more than 60 years, The Remington Group has influenced the urban and
suburban landscapes in Ontario. The Remington Group Inc. is a Canadian company
comprised of five integrated operating division including Industrial and
Commercial Construction, Residential Construction, Land Development, Property
Management, and Finance and Administration. The Remington Group Inc. continues
to grow with a commitment to innovative building and operational concepts. For
more information on The Remington Group please visit www.remingtongroupinc.com
SOURCE AVIVA Canada
Kathy Fischer, Idea Workshop (416) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann David, Aviva Canada (416) email@example.com
Evelynn Ratcliffe, Downtown Markham (905)
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