SOURCE: Convenience Group Inc
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 17, 2013) - Markham Hilton Suites Hotel Conference Centre and Spa is the first business in Markham to voluntarily retrofit their Tranquility Garden windows with bird friendly film!
The City of Markham along with FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program) Canada and Convenience Group Inc. recently recognized the Hilton Suites Hotel Conference Centre and Spa for installing the bird deterrent film designed to alert birds to the presence of windows, effectively reducing bird collisions and bird deaths.
In recognition of the outstanding environmental leadership and contribution to urban wildlife sustainability, Mayor Frank Scarpitti presented a civic award to Mr. Herman Grad, the Hilton Markham Suites Hotel Conference Centre and Spa owner. A Feather Friendly® Certificate of Appreciation was also presented to Mr. Grad, by the City of Markham Ward 1 Councillor Valerie Burke at a special Council meeting held September 30, 2013.
FLAP Canada reports that bird collisions account for an estimated 1 billion deaths annually or 10% of the total bird population in North America. Buildings pose the biggest threat. Exterior glass, whether it be clear, tinted or reflective is not a recognizable part of the natural world for birds and therefore they simply do not see it. Daytime collisions are generally associated with the reflection on the glass of vegetation or the sky on the lower 3-5 floors. The primary collisions associated with migrating birds occur in the spring and fall due to immature birds being unfamiliar with their surroundings. Migrating birds are aggressively seeking food in the form of insects and the reflected image of trees in the glass represents an attractive food source. For more information about FLAP Canada visit www.flap.org.
Convenience Group Inc. has provided Window Film Solutions to a wide range of commercial and residential customers in the Greater Toronto Area for over 40 years. As a master distributor, and authorized dealer of 3M window film, we are able to offer leading-edge products, highly experienced consulting, superior design and expert installation. We specialize in working with interior designers and architects who use Decorative Film and Architectural Finishes as part of their designs. For more information about Feather Friendly® Bird Collision Deterrent Technology visit www.featherfriendly.com We can also provide true multi-location project management across Canada through our national dealer network Window Film Canada www.windowfilmcanada.ca Visit CGI at www.conveniencegroup.com or contact us at 1-888-835-5885.
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From left to right: Mayor of Markham - Frank Scarpitti; Herman Grad - the Hilton Markham Suites Hotel Conference Centre and Spa owner; Michael Mesure - Executive Director Flap Canada; Valerie Burke - Ward 1 Councillor; George Turjanica - Convenience Group President.