Opening the Jackman Law Building

Here are some of the remarkable features of the Jackman Law Building

Winner of a national Canadian Architect Magazine Award of Excellence for design 
 Designed to LEED Silver level energy standards
Significantly day-lit, three multi-storey spaces with large glazing and/or skylights 
 183 – total number of limestone fins on the outside of the Jackman Law Building and Bora Laskin Law Library
Landscaping contains 49 plant species to increase bio-diversity 
 18 plant species are attractive to birds, hummingbirds, bees and butterflies
Eramosa limestone on the facades of the Osler Hoskin and Harcourt LLP Atrium and Torys Hall fireplaces, and the exterior solar shade fins, is uniquely found in Owen Sound, Ontario 
 Accessibility includes heated walkways near entrances to melt snow, and poured-in-place concrete to maximize the smoothness of walkway surfaces for wheelchairs or walkers
Landscape and entrance areas maximize socializing, resting and learning 
 The walls were designed for R20 thermal performance
South garden can survive a large range of micro-climates: dry, wet, shade and sunny conditions 
 Green roof is an extensive type with sedum plantings and self-irrigating trays
Low impact design includes rain gardens, seasonal storm detention pond and dry well to handle storm runoff and to improve urban water quality 
 Heritage landscape: natural landscape connecting Philosopher’s Walk romantic landscape with Queen’s Park
Heritage wrought iron gate and fence relocated to a more meaningful place at the east entrance 
 Conserves the heritage Flavelle House
Plantings include native, native hybrids, native cultivars or adaptive species including deciduous trees, deciduous shrubs, broadleaf evergreen shrubs, coniferous shrubs and perennials