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EllisDon establishes Emirati Internship Program

December 18, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

EllisDon, a major contributor to the Middle East landscape for over 14 years, has implemented a new program that provides international students from the UAE with work experience. Initiated by the company’s Middle East vice-presidents, Daniel Murphy and Wissam Ayoub,

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One York Street achieves LEED Platinum certification, and breaks a record

November 19, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga — EllisDon’s landmark, One York Street project, achieved a LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification awarded by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Through the qualification process, One York Street earned 89 points, which also represents the highest score

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Joseph and Rosalie Family Health Centre Receives Silver Award by the VRCA

October 31, 2017 EllisDon

On Wednesday, October 26th, 2017, the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre (JRSFHC) was selected as a Silver Award recipient in the – over $45 million – project category, by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) awards program. “The

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Toronto Tunnel Partners selected for Regional Express Rail – Highway 401 Rail Tunnel

October 23, 2017 EllisDon Corp.

MISSISSAUGA – EllisDon Civil announced today that Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the development of an upgraded rail tunnel project by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx. TTP is an

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Repost from CBC: Why construction costs soared at the Remai Modern

October 23, 2017 CBC

The CBC reports: It’s been a long, hard road to build the Remai Modern. Originally announced in 2009 at a cost of $58 million, the Saskatoon gallery has experienced numerous cost overruns and delays. It finally opened to the public

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Geoff Smith’s Blog: A few words on lying

October 19, 2017 Geoff Smith

“The worst thing you can be is a liar.  Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is a liar.  Nazi one, liar two.” — Justin Halpern’s Father, in ‘Sh*t My Father

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EllisDon announces Buildings Group succession

September 19, 2017 EllisDon

EllisDon is pleased to announce its recent Senior Management succession within its ICI/Buildings Group. Through this management structure, EllisDon is enabling the next generation of young leaders to step forward and continue the company’s mission to redefine the construction industry.

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The Edmonton Project aims to foster new ideas and innovation in the city

September 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

EllisDon is changing the face of Alberta’s capital and who better to inspire their ideas than Edmonton’s own citizens “I completely believe that there is one idea out there, in Edmonton, probably sitting in the head of a stranger to

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EllisDon announces new leadership

August 2, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Mississauga, ON— EllisDon announces the appointment of Paul Trudel as Vice-President, People and Culture. Paul will assume his role and responsibilities effective immediately and will succeed Rosemarie Lipman who has entered the new role of Senior Vice-President, Enterprise Intelligence. “One

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Geoff Smith’s Blog: Nobody Has A Clue (Except Maybe You)

July 24, 2017 EllisDon

My predictive abilities are zero. But it’s not so bad, so are everyone else’s. It took me about four decades to figure out that nobody at all really has any clue about what’s coming. The most useful thing seems to

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EllisDon invests in subcontractor pre-qualification software

July 4, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga, ON — EllisDon has invested in a new technology that will better manage its subcontractor engagement. COMPASS is a web-based software as a service (SAAS) that will gather, organize and analyze subcontractor data from multiple sources. It produces an

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EllisDon awarded contract for new Groves Memorial Community Hospital

June 16, 2017 Infrastructure Ontario

FERGUS, ON – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Infrastructure to design, build and finance the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) development project in Centre Wellington, Ont. The contract between EllisDon

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EllisDon selected to build and finance next phase of Mount Sinai project

June 13, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga, ON — This past weekend, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System announced they have selected EllisDon Capital Inc. to build and finance Sinai Health System’s Phase 3A redevelopment project at Mount Sinai Hospital. “We are excited to reach

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EllisDon awarded contract for 81 Bay at Bay Park Centre

May 2, 2017 On-Site Magazine

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Set to break ground this spring, EllisDon is preparing for the first of two buildings and a new Metrolinx GO Bus Terminal as part of the 2.9-million-square-foot Bay Park Centre office complex – soon to be renamed

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Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc. joins EllisDon’s Carbon Impact Initiative

May 1, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Mississauga, ON —EllisDon announced last week that Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada – world leader in the manufacture, marketing, and sales of high efficiency HVAC technology – has become the latest partner to join the Carbon Impact Initiative. “EllisDon is thrilled

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EllisDon named a winner of Canada’s Greenest Employers competition

April 21, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga, ON — Today, EllisDon was announced as one of the winners of Canada’s Greenest Employers competition by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Now entering its 10th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an annual competition that recognizes organizations that lead

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EllisDon recognized for Most Admired Corporate Culture

March 8, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Mississauga, ON — On Thursday, March 2, 2017, EllisDon was presented with the award for Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures at the 2016 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Summit and Awards Gala in Toronto, ON. On December 1, 2016, Waterstone Human

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EllisDon set to complete second pilot project under Carbon Impact Initiative

February 23, 2017 On-Site Magazine

On Wednesday March 1, EllisDon will begin redevelopment of the historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works. Conversion of the 53,000-square-foot, Building 16, will create a year-round hub for thought leaders and citizen city builders to collaborate in building sustainable

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QEW and 7th Street bridge named Project of the Year

February 6, 2017 EllisDon

EllisDon has been awarded the 2016 Project of the Year Award for Transportation in the $2 to $10 million category for work completed on the QEW and 7th Street Bridge Project located in St. Catherines, Ont. The driving force behind

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EllisDon’s Geoff Smith has taken up blogging: The Problem With Gretzky

January 10, 2017 Geoff Smith

“There are fifty ways to screw up any decent crime, and if you can think of twenty-five of them, you’re a genius.  And you ain’t no genius.” — Mickey Rourke to William Hurt, in the ’82 film noir classic ‘Body