Aviva Canada Selects Downtown Markham for New Head Office

- 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

Media Contacts: 
Kathy Fischer, Idea Workshop (416) 727-5647kathy@ideaworkshop.ca 
Ann David, Aviva Canada (416) 615-4272ann_david@avivacanada.com 
Evelynn Ratcliffe, Downtown Markham (905) 
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