Project Specs



25,000 sq ft




$4.1 million

Ceridian Canada Ltd.

ESP was engaged in 2017 to assist in establishing Ceridian Canada Ltd.’s current and projected space requirements. Changes in technology, the ability for employees to work from home, and recent staff relocations had resulted in an excess of office space that Ceridian no longer required. Paired with Cushman & Wakefield Stevenson, ESP assisted with preparing test fit leasing plans for various locations in the downtown core for Ceridian’s consideration. True North Square was ultimately selected, with favourable lease terms negotiated and ESP’s assistance in substantiating potential construction costs. The prime downtown location, tenant amenities and the ability to accommodate all staff within a single floor are were some of the driving factors behind the final site choice.

Visioning sessions led by the design team revealed the desire for a new design aesthetic that was further explored and reviewed with 3D software during the design process. Leading edge planning strategies were incorporated such as maximizing access to daylight and views, energy conserving lighting technology, flexible work environments, demountable partitions and digital thermal comfort controls. The design focused on layering of textures and materials, use of statement lighting fixtures, strategically applied bold colour accents and a combination of open and compressed spaces to create contrast and visual interest.  The resulting contemporary work environment is a blend of uniquely designed work and social spaces that provide function and comfort within a setting that has a distinct urban edge.