Press Release –
Honda Canada Inc. today conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking to commemorate the start of construction for a new head office campus in Markham, Ontario.
The new campus will be located on a 53.3-acre parcel of land fronting Highway 404, just north of Elgin Mills Road. The project is estimated to take a minimum of two years to complete, with a tentative move-in date of summer 2009.
The new campus with 46,450 square metres (500,000 square feet) of building space is designed to provide Honda Canada with greater operational efficiencies for its growing sales, marketing and customer service teams with a total of approximately 700 associates.
The Honda Canada campus will feature three separate but interconnected buildings, including a four-storey building for the head office that is being designed to be LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified, advancing Honda’s continued commitment to the environment.
The campus will also include a technical centre that accommodates research and development, engineering and training, and a one-storey parts distribution centre.
The project design and build will be completed through a joint partnership with ZAS + HOK architects.
Honda Canada is working on a number of environmental initiatives, which are designed to contribute to its head office building being LEED® Gold Certified.
The relocation to Markham, Ontario, reflects Honda’s commitment to its Associates, community and brand. The Markham location offers access to transportation infrastructure, respecting travel distances required of existing Associates.
As active community partners, Honda also looks forward to contributing to its new local community and the York Region through volunteerism and outreach initiatives.