Brentwood Village BRIO


RioCan and Boardwalk


CANA Construction




Zeidler Architects

Delivery Type:

Construction Management




Conveniently located rental apartments—delivered under budget.

BRIO is an urban mixed-use 240,000 ft2 12-storey cast-in-place concrete apartment that will bring 163 units to the rental market. The building features an underground parkade, fitness centre, outdoor amenity space with a green roof, as well as 10,000 ft2 of retail space on the podium level. The concrete building features a combination of metal panel and window wall on the exterior façade.


CANA provided universal project costing, including owner soft and hard costs, utility system coordination, assessment of the environmental report, value engineering, costs for various design iterations and assisted with managing the development process to support the client’s needs and set the project up for success during construction.

CANA has been a key contributor to the pre-construction and development planning, supporting the client, RioCan, to meet their financial performance objectives, including development advice.


The project involved extensive management of contaminants on site, abatement and demolition of the existing structures prior to excavation for the parkade. CANA built additional time into the schedule to effectively handle the issue as to not impact construction. The location of the site is in an established residential community and the team provided significant input on logistics and sequencing and engaged with the adjacent tenants. The project involved engagement of a number of stakeholders.

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Photos courtesy of Boardwalk REIT and Riocan Living.

CANA’s communication was great. I like the Information Confirmation Notice form that was used as a communication/documentation tool. Quite often a lot of verbal communication or directions agreed to with architects, engineers, sub-contractors, suppliers etc. at site are quick/minor and do not need to be documented in any formal change notice, but should still be part of the project documentation for future reference. It’s also an excellent way of keeping owners informed during the project.

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