Brooke Smith

Take Back the Workweek

Take Back the Workweek

We’ve never been more connected, and we’ve never been more alone. For two years technology has kept us working, but now it’s keeping us apart. Humans need human interaction. In our work from home world, we’ve forgotten the power and, let’s be honest, fun of working together. Introducing Take Back the Workweek, a rallying cry and a reminder to re-establish those IRL connections.

Workplace culture needs to be experienced.

It’s difficult to feel connected to the culture of a place when you’re never there. That’s because the culture of a workplace needs to be lived, not just spoken of. Odds are culture played a role in your initial job search, and it’s likely a chief reason you are where you are. But that camaraderie, that ‘vibe’ isn’t easily translated into an email thread. Culture is above all else a bond, and it requires social interaction to flourish. Mission statements are just that, statements. And shared values need to be shared.

Working in office is convenient.

Working from home seems convenient, that is until you need to rush to a midday dentist appointment or drop off your dry cleaning. At home we’re mostly isolated from the everyday conveniences that we take for granted when we’re in-office. Grabbing dinner on the way home, popping into the salon or barber shop over lunch, treating ourselves to a manicure on a Friday afternoon; more than work gets done at work.

Working together is healthier.

Let’s face if working from home can be lonely, whereas office culture provides us with much needed human interaction. When we socialize our brains release the hormones that makes us happy and limit the release of stress hormones that have a negative impact on our health. Further, many home offices, if they’re offices at all, aren’t ergonomically ideal. Kitchen chairs, couches, beds – many of us make do with what’s available but our necks, eyes and backs wouldn’t mind a few hours at a proper desk each week. And let’s not forget the benefits of getting out of the house and communing to the office to get the blood flowing and a healthy dose of fresh air.

It’s good to get out.

Look, we love our partners, parents, roommates and children, and we love a little alone time, but it’s been a long few years and the draw of grabbing coffee with someone you don’t share a home with is, at this point, undeniable. We’ve already touched on the convenient services connected to the workplace, but what about the social ones? Because as eager as many of us are to get out and socialize, we’re also creatures of habit. It can be tough to shake off routine and organize after work drinks or mid-week coffee dates when the fridge and the French press are already within arm’s reach. When you’re in office it’s different, you’re steps away from over 60 restaurants, coffeeshops and eateries to choose from to shake off the boredom.

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

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Life at BFPL Toronto Float

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Artist Anne Vieux’s { float } is a site-specific piece engaging with the common perceptions of painting as a window, mirror, or frame. Created digitally, this commissioned vinyl artwork has been compressed into screen space dimensions, playing on historical models of abstraction like color field painting and the sublime. This luminous hyperreal “painting” calls into question and consideration perceptual boundaries between the virtual and that which is embodied within the physical artwork.

About the artist: Born in Michigan, Brooklyn-based artist Anne Vieux received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Vieux has previously exhibited work with Brookfield Properties. { float } was commissioned by Arts Brookfield for Brookfield Place New York in 2021.

Learn more about Anne Vieux

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

181 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
416-777-6480

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Take your seat with the Group of Seven

Take Your Seat with The Group of Seven

We invite you to experience the photographic journey of a director’s chair to the North Shores of Lake Superior. The very nature that inspired the Group of Seven’s excursions to the region between 1921 and 1928, now inspires us.

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TAKE YOUR SEAT WITH THE GROUP OF SEVEN

NATURE THAT INSPIRES US

July 10 to August 26, Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria

Presented by Brookfield Place, with thanks to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Immersive experience

Scan the QR codes throughout the exhibition to immerse yourself in 360 degree photos from the very locations where the Group of Seven painted their iconic pieces.

Artist Statement

TAKE YOUR SEAT uses a camera, pen and director’s chair to share the human narrative that connects us all to each other, our planet and our best selves. Our chair serves as a symbol of taking charge. We each have the opportunity and responsibility to direct our choices and inform our lives.

For TAKE YOUR SEAT WITH THE GROUP OF SEVEN exhibition, our ability to choose is focused on both an appreciation of, and responsibility to act in the best interest of Mother Nature. Over a century ago, the Group of Seven were inspired by the very nature that now inspires us. If future generations are to share in that privilege, we each must make choices today that ensure Nature remains as that inspiration.

About the Artists

TAKE YOUR SEAT is led by Randy and Spencer VanDerStarren. Together, this father-and-son team has given a chair a voice; one that speaks a universal language of unity, responsibility, and individual power that is being shared with audiences around the world.

TAKE YOUR SEAT and their director’s chair have had the privilege of being hosted in 15 countries and counting. We extend a heartfelt thank you for being part of our chair’s ongoing journey!

This exhibition could only have been accomplished with Bo and Austin VanDerStarren, and a large team of dedicated friends of their chair.

Tag us in your photos or stories @BFPLTO

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

181 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
416-777-6480

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© 2022 Brookfield Properties

Summer Food Crawl

SUMMER FOOD CRAWL

EAT – RECEIPT – REWARD – REPEAT

Explore the vast array of eateries in Brookfield Place this summer to earn loyalty rewards.

Every time you eat at one of our restaurants or eateries, log your receipt of $5 or more on the Summer Food Crawl form available on our Tenant App – and you’ll be entered to win a European Food Crawl* valued at $5,000.

Explore more – get more. Collect receipts from 5 different eateries and earn a $10 restaurant gift card reward.

Tap into your Tenant App to log your receipts!

Download axiis by Brookfield Properties if you are in the Bay Wellington Tower of Brookfield Place – or – Download Otto by Oxford if you are in the TD Tower of Brookfield Place.

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

181 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
416-777-6480

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© 2022 Brookfield Properties

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#TakeBackTheWorkweek giveaways

Watch for exclusive giveaway drops on axiis the first three Thursdays in December. Think food, drinks, hair care and more.

 

Download axiis today and turn on your notifications to be among the first to take advantage of each drop as soon as it’s live.

axiis by Brookfield Properties is an integral part of the modern workday. From building updates to event invitations, submitting a service request to ordering food. This is the app that revolves around you.

While axiis connects you to some IRL perks, reclaiming your workweek (in the workplace) leads to so much more. Here are four great reasons why you should Take Back the Workweek.


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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

181 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
416-777-6480

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© 2022 Brookfield Properties


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Love and Unity

Love and Unity

Help us spread the love and support The 519. 

Throughout the month of June every time you share one of our Glowing Hearts on Instagram with the tag #HeartsTO and we will donate $5 for each post* to The 519.

About The 519

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness, and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, they strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect. They offer over 60 programs and services ranging from support groups to daycare for the LGBTQ2S communities.

*Up to $5,000

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

181 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
416-777-6480

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© 2022 Brookfield Properties

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