Toon Dreessen

Travel two hours northeast of Ottawa to Chalk River, and you’re likely to see the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) – a complex established after the Second World War to provide nuclear research…
Cubicles and generic floorplans are becoming an increasingly rare sight in some corners of Ottawa.
In this op-ed, Ottawa architect Toon Dreessen explains how the public sector can spark more innovative designs – while saving money – by rethinking procurement processes.
Demand rises for properties that blend commercial, residential and retail space.