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Building of the Year!

CIBC Building brings home TOBY Award!

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of announcing that we had received the 2015 Pinnacle Award for Customer Service, and the Award of Excellence for both Scotia Square and the CIBC Building, from BOMA Nova Scotia. We took these entries to the national level, and we’re thrilled to share that the CIBC Building was named The Outstanding Building of the Year at BOMEX in Quebec City on September 17. The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management. During the competitions, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and “green” policies and procedures. To say that we are proud to accept this award is an understatement. We consider it a great honour to receive this recognition at the national level, and we’re very grateful for the support we’ve received from our Clients during this process.

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In this Issue: •Building of the Year! •Power to the People! Supporting Communities with Bullfrog Power









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•Mezza Welcomes Angela to the Team! •Crombie at the ICSC Awards!

•Dr. A’s Essential Apps

•The Newest Addition to the Family!

•Parkade Perks!

•Fresh Meals from Our Family

•Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations!

•Fantastic Fall Events in Halifax!






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Power to the People!

Supporting Communities with Bullfrog Power

Did you know that Crombie REIT supports clean, renewable electricity with Bullfrog Power? Through our agreement, Bullfrog puts green electricity onto the grid to match the amount of electricity used in our EV charging stations and parking garage! With our support, Bullfrog also provides critical financial support to advance community-based renewable energy projects across

Canada, like the solar project announced earlier this year with the Montana First Nation in Alberta. The bullfrogpowered community is helping Montana First Nation to reduce the financial and environmental costs of dependence on fossil fuel-based electricity generation. Bullfrog’s contribution to the project includes support for the solar training program and a grant towards the construction of a 20 kW solar installation in the community.

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Dr. A’s Essential Apps

to Keep Your Lifestyle on Track As life has gotten busier I’ve found that my apps have become more and more important to me. They keep me on task, save time, keep me in the know, and make my life more enjoyable. Hope they help you out too! Toodledo: My most used app. It lets me put in tasks, organize them by folder, due date and priority level. I can even put notes or attach documents to them in the list. Once my tasks are recorded, the app will automatically prioritize them based on the date due and the priority level. I can search them as well for key words and the different folders I have set up. The app will sync across all devices in real time and can input the items on their due date into your calendar. Reprioritizing as the days go by is fast and easy. When I’m completed a task I get to check it off my list for the satisfation. At Bespoke Clinic, Tori and I each have an account that we use to share and assign tasks to one another for non patient items. There is one built into our electronic medical records software that we use for patient items. Takeaway: get the to do list out of your head and into the app so you can focus on work, life and self care. Evernote: This app is a note taking workhorse. My favorite part of it is the web clipper that allows you to clip articles and instantly save them in your evernote database with the folders you have set up. It syncs across all apps and you can

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share folders. The notes are flexible as you can drop in photos, write text and audio record. I use this app a lot when I am at conferences. I record the audio, type my notes at the top and add the electronic notes from the presenter all into the same note. Notes are searchable by text and text recognition of even words in photos! Google Drive: I love evernote for everything except document backup and prep. I use Google Drive’s feature of having a physical drive on my computer as my back up. I work on documents in the office suite of programs and then save to the Google Drive on my computer which syncs with my online google drive account. Once it’s in there, I can share folders with other colaborators. It’s easy to grab documents that are attached to email from my gmail and file them away in google drive or vice versa. Buddhify: Mindfulness is on a lot of people’s radars these days. The research continues to pile up on

the effectiveness of mindfuless for reducing stress levels, the root of many illnesses. Check out our social media feeds for the latest updates. Learning how to slow down, put the phone away and focus on only one thing is a skill we’ve lost in this modern life. I needed some extra support to keep me on track in my mindfulness practice as life became busier and found Buddhify. It’s basically Songza for meditation and I find it an essential tool in my mindfulness practice. If I only have five minutes, I pop in my head phones and let the audio track bring me back into my body while stress melts away. Yoga Studio: Don’t have time for the gym? Can’t make it to that yoga class? Need a quick 15 minute practice before bed or on waking? Yoga Studio is an app I use regularily to get my yoga practice in even when I am on the go. continued on next page

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The audio is so soothing and can be customzed to your liking. There is a calendar function that you can use to schedule classes and sync it with your actualy calendar. With Beginniner to Advanced classes of different lengths and styles you can find anything you need here. I do adivse that anyone who hasn’t done yoga before attend a few weeks of classes and do a check in once a month later on to make sure your postures are correct to prevent any injury.

companies to write this article. This is purely sharing my experiences and how they’ve helped me lead a more relaxed life.

any questions about Dr. Amanda, the clinic, or scheduling a consult, feel free to call us at 902-496-7020 or email us at

Bespoke Clinic is conveniently located on the ground floor of the CIBC building. Dr. Amanda is available for complimentary 15 minute consultations. If you have

Join Dr. Amanda Hennigar Tuesday October 13th for her complimentary talk ‘Why customized nutrition has such powerful results.’ Everyone welcome!

Happify: This is a new app to me. It’s easy in our lives to get caught up focusing on the bad/unpleasant items. This app takes us from that state into joy land with simple games, gratitude exercises and more. I use it when I am feeling overwhelmed with difficulties (having a bad day). Inner Balance by Heart Math: This app is also new to me and requires an adaptor for your phone. It measures heart rate variability which relates to your stress levels. Using the app, you can learn how to improve your scores and thus your stress levels. For anyone who needs realtime objective measurements of how they are doing coping with life this would be a fanastic tool. I use it as a double check. I think about something that I feel I may not be being honest with myself about. Soon after, I have real time feedback on how my body responds to the emotions that correspond to that issue.

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Taking the time to check out some of these apps and get familiar with them could pay big dividends in time management and how much you enjoy your life. I haven’t received any compensation from any of these app

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Parkade Perks!

Much more than parking at Scotia Square Parkade More Green Parkade Facts: We have two EV Charging stations located on P5 South, three designated car pool parking spots on P4 South, and our parkade is Bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity!

CarShare Spaces CarShare HFX members now have access to more vehicles and free parking spaces across the city, including Crombie’s Downtown parkades. CarShare HFX recently unveiled 10 new vehicles and eight new parking spaces, including those at Scotia Square, Park Lane Mall and Brunswick Place.

We are pleased to have launched this partnership, as CarShare HFX gives more people access to cars, while limiting congestion and increasing sustainability, and is in line with our own environmental goals and objectives. For more information on CarShare HFX, visit their website:

Mooseheads Season Ticket Holder Parking Incentive Do you have season tickets to the Halifax Mooseheads? Take advantage of our pre-paid discount parking at our Scotia Square parkade! • Season Ticket Holders must come to the Customer Service Centre in Scotia Square to purchase their parking passes. The Customer Service Centre is located on the mall level of Scotia Square, in the hallway behind A&W. • Hours are Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm


• They accept cash, debit, VISA, MC and AMEX

OCTOBER 29, 2015

• Cost is $75 +HST for 15 games; $170 + HST for 34 games

It’s not your average fundraiser - award winning musicians, regional food + drink and a “lively” silent auction!

• Must present your Season Ticket Holder ID card (or Season Ticket Invoice) + valid photo ID to purchase parking passes


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• Parking Vouchers are valid M-F 4pm – 2am, and 24 hours on weekends to accommodate those who wish to stay at the Deltas. • Deadline to purchase pre-paid parking is October 31, 2014 • Parking passes will expire by 12pm on March 23, 2015

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Don’t miss Neptune’s season opener Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations!

From Sept. 15th until Oct. 4th at Neptune Theatre

Charles Dickens’ classic coming-ofage novel comes to life on stage! When an orphan named Pip comes into an unexpected fortune, he is plucked from poverty and thrust into the upper class. As Pip tries to find love and navigate living in his radically

changed circumstances, he untangles a fascinating web of secret identities and hidden pasts. One of the best loved Dickens’ tales of all time, Great Expectations is a riveting story of class, ambition, and love.

Mezza Welcomes Angela to the Team! Mezza is excited to announce that we have added a new Manager, Angela Currie, to our team at the Scotia Square location. Angela has over 10 years experience in food service management and is a welcome addition to our team. If you’ve visited our Mezza in Scotia Square, you would have certainly met our past Front of House Manager Brenda MacLennan. Brenda has been with our company for over 8 years and continually performs her job with such enthusiasm; we have recently

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promoted Brenda to Corporate Training Manager. She will be serving in this new role as we continue to expand and grow with new locations throughout Atlantic Canada. With both Angela and Brenda as part of our team, we are extremely excited for our future at Scotia Square.

opened sister company, Johnny K’s Authentic Donairs, raised $500.00 for Feed Nova Scotia. Additionally, Mezza is currently working on a new daily specials menu that will introduce new exciting items to the Scotia Square Food Court. So be sure to keep an eye out this Fall!

This summer has been quite busy for Mezza. We participated in the Halifax Donair Crawl that took place on August 15th from our Barrington St. location, and along with our newly

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Crombie at the ICSC Awards! Wish us luck as we head to Toronto on October 7 for the ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards! We’ve are finalists in two categories: Cause Related Marketing for The Nice Bucket Challenge, and Grand Opening, Expansion & Renovation for our work on The MIX.

The Newest Addition to the Family!

Italian Market is delighted to introduce you to Courtney Kern, who has recently joined us as Manager at our Barrington Place pedway location. Courtney is an experienced hospitality professional with a full-service restaurant and customer service background. She is extremely outgoing, friendly, and personable; please say “hi” when you stop by for lunch!















To connect with Courtney, or for more information on our lunch menu or full catering services, email, call 902-444-4688, or visit our website


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Fresh Meals from Our Family Freshii is focused on providing fresh and nutritious meal choices that energize people on the go. By emphasizing the foods you should eat more of and less on those you should avoid, Freshii provides meals and snacks that help you live your best life. Their menu includes custom-made green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, burritos, soup, breakfast, and fresh pressed juices. Come visit new owners Kerry and Ben to learn more about how Freshii makes catering easy with online ordering at

Tuesday Smokehouse Burrito

Monday Pangoa Bowl

Wednesday Buddha’s Satay Bowl

Special for Freshii Halifax Thursday Spicy Lemongrass Soup

Friday Ninja Wrap

Limited Time Only

Limited time. Excludes Protein. Offer only valid in Store. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

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Fantastic Fall Events in Halifax!

Get out and enjoy some of these upcoming events‌ Until October 30th: Halifax Citadel

October 17th: Nocturne: Art at

Ghost Tour


September 17th to 24th: 35th

October 17th and 18th:

Atlantic Film Festival

Remembering the World Wars

September 18th to 20th: 3rd Annual

October 20th to 24th: Halifax Pop

Halifax Celtic Festival


September 19th to 27th: Sausage

October 24th: Light the Night

Fest 2015 September 25th to 27th: Hopscotch

November 21st: 20th Annual Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights, presented by Scotiabank November 28th: Halifax Tree

Lighting December 4th to 13th:


The Nutcracker presented by Symphony Nova Scotia

October 24th: 4th Annual City

December 6th: Halifax Explosion



September 26th to 27th: Annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

October 30th to November 1st:


Hal-Con Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic Book and Gaming Convention

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For information on availability and cost of advertising in our pedways, please contact Nick MacKeil at 902-474-6645 or

6pm ‘til 8am

Scotia Square Parkade event parking from 6pm until 8am, $2 per half hour, maximum $7.

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