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Commercial landlord Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd. is hoping to list the spirits of employees in Toronto with pop-up puppy parks in several of its downtown Toronto properties.

The middle Monday in January is known as the most dreary day of the year due to the the gloomy weather, post-holiday blahs and pile of unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions.

“Mid-January’s Blue Monday is a great opportunity for CF to provide some fun and warmth for our office tenants, while supporting awareness of overall mental health,” said Karen Jalon, senior director of sustainability at Cadillac Fairview, in a press release.

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“Dogs are often used within occupational therapy practises and we’re excited to pilot this program to enhance the vibrancy and atmosphere in our spaces, while helping office tenants and community members alleviate post-holiday stress.”

Employees in Cadillac Fairview Tower, RBC Centre and Toronto-Dominion Centre can start their day by walking through an indoor park full of dogs and puppies.

The company noted that part of the inspiration for the project came from Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s pet therapy program. As part of the initiative, Cadillac Fairview is donating $5,000 in support of CAMH’s program.

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Copyright © 2019 Transcontinental Media G.P. Originally published on benefitscanada.com

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