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Skyway Canada goes big into coatings with recent merger

On the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada continues to reinvent itself while remaining true to its core principles. Founded in 1967 during Canada’s centennial, Skyway Canada Limited continues to do the same. As a leading provider of scaffold and shoring solutions, Skyway’s recent merger with Apache Industrial…

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Bentway phase one taking shape under Gardiner

Early works on the $23.5-million Bentway public space project under the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto are well underway with project managers predicting Torontonians will be gliding along a new skating trail and taking in cultural events at new outdoor performance spaces by the end of the year. Originally known as P…

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Improved EV charging technology part of new Trans-Canada Highway project

Improved EV charging technology part of new Trans-Canada Highway project

TORONTO — Canada’s electric vehicle (EV) industry is about to receive a major boost with the announcement of an agreement between eCAMION, based in Toronto, Dallas-based Leclanche North America and SGEM, based in Geneva, to develop and install a network of 34 fast-charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway. …

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Window project takes CN Tower view to new heights

Window project takes CN Tower view to new heights

The LookOut level at Toronto’s iconic CN Tower will be getting a complete overhaul, which started with a unique window replacement project enhancing the view from above. The first phase of the project, located at 1,136 feet, involved the installation of two new floor-to-ceiling panoramic window walls that offer a n…

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Morguard expansion could double size of Markham building

Morguard expansion could double size of Markham building

MISSISSAUGA — Real estate firm Morguard Corporation has announced the purchase of an eight-storey office building in Markham, Ont., calling it an opportunity to construct an additional 270,000 square feet of office space on the property. The existing Class A building totals 203,500 square feet on 10.6 acres of land…

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Vancouver developers face rising costs and fees

Vancouver developers face rising costs and fees

Developers could soon face even more costs to build in the red hot Vancouver market. "It is just one thing after another," said Urban Development Institute (UDI) — Pacific Region president Anne McMullin. "It is like a fire hose that comes at you. Tax. Tax. Tax. Restrict. Restrict. Restrict. It is just endless." …

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Construction partners execute concrete plans for medical marijuana

Co-founder Warren Bravo in a grow room at Green Relief’s Flamboro, Ont. site.

No one was as surprised as Warren Bravo and Steve LeBlanc when Health Canada approved their application to become a licensed producer of cannabis for medical purposes. As co-founders of Green Relief, the business partners have leveraged their experience in the construction industry to make the business a success. Bra…

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Prequalified teams invited to bid on OPP modernization project

Prequalified teams invited to bid on OPP modernization project

TORONTO — A request for proposals (RFP) has been released to three prequalified teams to design, build and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) modernization project. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) relea…

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GWL Realty Advisors launches flagship rental building in downtown Toronto

GWL Realty Advisors launches flagship rental building in downtown Toronto

TORONTO — A new purpose-built rental building in downtown Toronto is the largest of its kind in terms of number of units currently under construction in Canada. Unveiled July 18 as The Livmore, the GWL Realty Advisors (GWLRA) flagship is a 43-storey apartment tower that offers such amenities as a media room, a part…

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Hamilton school board moving forward with multiple new construction projects

Hamilton school board moving forward with multiple new construction projects

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is undertaking a total of $142 million in construction projects during the 2017-18 school year. The board is moving ahead with its $108.5-million renewal strategy aimed at compensating for school closures. "We are thrilled to be in the midst of an unprecedented…

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