Profiteers

JUN 20, 2012 UPDATE: Construction is underway in the Kingston area. Five subcontractors working on building CBB11 at Collins Bay Institution have been identified and included in this list. If you have information about electrical, mechanical or other subcontractors working on this job please contact us at epic [at] riseup.net

DEC 27, 2011 UPDATE: Listings updated to include information about major provincial construction projects in Ontario: the South West Detention Centre and Toronto South Detention Centre.

NOV 21, 2011 UPDATE: Today the major construction contracts for new units at Bath, Collins Bay and Millhaven were announced, each valued at ~$20m to three companies based in the Greater Toronto Area. They were awarded to Bondfield Construction, Elite Construction, and QuadPro Construction, respectively.

View a map of profiteers and prisons under construction in Ontario.

Below you will find a compiled listing of prison profiteers, private companies cashing in on prison expansion. For the time being, this list is limited to projects happening in the province of Ontario and is not a complete list.

To compile your own list of profiteers, research which provincial and/or federal units are being constructed in your area, and cross-reference those institutions with awarded contracts posted to the public tendering website MERX for federal institutions or the provincial equivalent (e.g. Infrastructure Ontario).

Have any questions, feedback, or information? Contact us at epic [at] riseup [dot] net!

View by Project:

Bath Institution

Collins Bay Institution

Millhaven Institution

South West Detention Centre

Toronto South Detention Centre

View by Company:

AWD Contractors

Basterfield & Associates Inc.

Bondfield Construction Company Ltd.

Brookfield Financial

Canadian Tech Air Systems Inc.

Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd.

CM Security Group

Cole + Associates Architects Inc.

Elite Construction Inc.

EllisDon Corporation

EXP Services Inc.

Fancom Connects Inc.

Fengate Capital Management

Forum Equity Partners Inc.

G4s Security Services Ltd.

Genivar Inc.

H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd.

Halsall Associates Ltd.

Hendriks Aggregates Ltd.

Johnson Controls L.P.

JMR Electric Ltd.

Kirkland Engineering Ltd.

Lobo Consulting Services Inc.

Maurice’s Masonry and Forming

Metal Door Ltd.

Morven Construction Ltd.

NORR Ltd.

Parkin Architects Ltd.

Peninsula Construction Inc.

Quad Pro Construction Inc.

S.A. Sutcliffe Excavating Ltd.

WGD Architects Inc.

Zeidler Partnership Architects

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PROJECTS

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Bath Institution

Project description: Construct two new Medium Security Housing Units, Building BB36 and BB37, containing 96 cells each.

Design: NORR Ltd
Engineering: Genivar Engineering
Structural: Halsall Associates Ltd
Site Prep:
Peninsula Construction Inc.

Site Prep and Rec Yard Design:

Architect: Cole + Associates Architects Inc
Structural: Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd
Mech/Elec: Kirkland Engineering Ltd
Security: Fancom Connects Ltd
Landscape: Basterfield & Associates
Rec Yard:
Morven Construction Ltd.

Construction: Bondfield Construction Company Ltd.

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Collins Bay Institution

Project description: Construct Building CBB11, a new Maximum Security Housing Unit containing 96 new cells.

Design: NORR Ltd
Engineering: Genivar Engineering
Structural Engineering: Halsall Associates Limited
Site Preparation:
S.A. Sutcliffe Excavating Ltd


Excavation/Backfill:
AWD Contractors
Forms:
Maurice’s Masonry and Forming
Windows:
CM Security Group
Doors:
Metal Door Ltd
Electrical
: ?
Mechanical/Plumbing: ?

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Millhaven Institution

Project description: Construct Building Y, a new Maximum Security Housing Unit containing 96 new cells.

Design: Parkin Architects and WGD Architects (Joint Venture)
Mech and Elec Engineering: H.H. Angus & Associates
Structural and Civil Engineering: exp Services Inc.
Security: Lobo Consulting Services Inc.

Site Prep Design       
Architect:
Cole + Associates Architects Inc
Structural: Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd
Mech/Elec: Kirkland Engineering Ltd
Security: Fancom Connects Ltd

Site Prep: Canadian Tech Air Systems Inc.

Unit Construction: Quad Pro Construction Inc.

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South West Detention Centre

Project description: New maximum security provincial jail in Windsor, Ontario with 315 bed capacity for both male and female prisoners. This is a Public-Private-Partnership (P3) DBFM contract over 30 years valued at $336 million. View the project website here.

P3 Bidder: The Forum Social Infrastructure Team
Developer:
Forum Equity Partners
Financial Advisor: Brookfield Financial

Design: NORR Limited
Construction: Bondfield Construction
Electrical: JMR Electric Ltd.
Security Consulting: G4S Security Services and Lobo Consulting

Long-Term Facilities Management: Johnson Controls L.P.

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Toronto South Detention Centre

Project description: New maximum security provincial superjail in Etobicoke, Ontario with total 1,970 bed capacity, expected construction completion of Fall 2012. This is a Public-Private-Partnership (P3) DBFM contract over 30 years valued at $1.1 billion. View the project website here.

P3 Bidder: ITS Consortium
Developer:
EllisDon Corporation and Fengate Capital (in joint venture)
Financial Advisor: RBC Dominion Securities
Lenders: Calyon, Norddeutsche Landesbank, Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento, Bank of Montreal, Canada Life Assurance Company, and Sun Life Assurance Company.

Design: Zeidler Partnership Architects
Construction: EllisDon Corporation

Long-Term Facilities Management: Johnson Controls L.P.

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PROFITEERS

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AWD Contractors

Company description: Construction contractor based in Perth, ON.

Project(s): Excavating/backfill, site services, and grading for new building at Collins Bay.

Head Office: 19986 Hwy 7, Perth ON, K7H 3C9
Phone:
613-267-4265
Fax:
613-264-8645
Email:
info@awdcontractors.ca
Website:
http://www.awdcontractors.ca

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Basterfield & Associates Inc.

Company description: Landscape architects based in Peterborough, ON.

Project(s): Landscape designs for new rec yard at Bath.
Value:
unknown

Head Office: 416 Chambers Street, Peterborough ON K9H 3V1
Phone:
705-745-3623
Fax:
705-745-3962
Email:
studio@basterfield.ca
Website:
http://www.basterfield.ca

Key Individual(s):
Ryan James (Landscape architect on project), Trista Matthews (drew designs)
Notes: N/A

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Bondfield Construction Company Ltd.

Company description: Construction company based in Concord, ON.

Project(s): (1) Bath Institution (Construction); (2) South West Detention Centre (Construction).
Value:
(1) $22,585,423.00

Head Office: 407 Basaltic Road, Concord ON L4K 4W8
Ottawa Office:
106 Schneider Road, Unit A, Ottawa ON K2k 1Y2
Phone:
416-667-8422
Fax:
416-667-8462
Email:
info@bondfield.com
Website:
http://www.bondfield.com

Key Individual(s):
John Aquino (GM), Ralph Aquino, Steven Aquino, Maria Bot, Manny Mendoza
Notes: Built Lindsay superjail, Collins Bay Redevelopment, Fenbrook Institution; is building SW Detention Centre (Windsor superjail)

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Brookfield Financial

Company description: Toronto-based asset management company worth over $150 billion.

Project(s): South West Detention Centre (Financial Advisor)

Head Office: Brookfield Place, Suite 300, 181 Bay St, Toronto ON M5J 2T3
Phone: 416-363-9391
Fax:
416-365-9642
Email:
kvyse@brookfield.com
Website:
http://www.brookfield.com

Notes: Owner of Zuccotti Park in New York, where Occupy Wall St. movement was camped (and evicted).

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Canadian Tech Air Systems Inc.

Company description: Construction company based in Scarborough.

Project(s): Site Prep (Security Fencing) for construction site at Millhaven.
Value:
$847,500.00

Head Office: 237 Finchdene Square, Unit 3, Toronto, M1X 2E1 ON
Phone:
416-291-1296
Fax:
416-291-0073
Email:
mail@ctas.ca
Website:
http://www.ctas.ca/

Key Individual(s):
Jack Ross (Contact Person)
Notes: N/A

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Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd.

Company description: Consulting engineering firm based in Ottawa, subcontracted by Cole + Associates.

Project(s): Structural Engineering for construction sites at Bath and Millhaven.
Value:
unknown

Head Office: 580 Terry Fox Drive, Suite 200 Kanata ON, K2L 4B9
Phone:
613-591-1533
Fax:
613-591-1703
Email:
mail@clelandjardine.com
Website:
http://www.clelandjardine.com

Key Individual(s):
Michael Cleland, Partner and Principal Structural Engineer on project
Notes: Other partners are Brian Johnson, Andre Marcoux, Robert Jardine, and Matthew Jaynes

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CM Security Group

Company description: Global firm that specializes in specialized architectural products, especially prison windows, based in Montreal QC.

Project(s): Collins Bay Institution

Head Office: 19400 Cruickshank Avenue, Montreal QC, H9X3P1
Phone:
514-457-6650
Fax:
514-457-4302
Email:
info@cmsecurity.com
Website:
http://www.cmsecurity.intercollab.com

Key Individual(s):
Chad Draca, President and Founder.

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Cole + Associates Architects Inc.

Company description: Architectural firm based in Ottawa, holds standing arrangement with Public Works.

Project(s): Designs for site prep and rec yard relocation at Millhaven and Bath.
Value:
unknown (standing arrangement)

Head Office: 1327A Wellington St, Ottawa ON, K1Y 3B6
Phone:
613-728-0008
Fax:
613-728-2364
Email:
info@cole.on.ca
Website:
http://www.cole.on.ca

Key Individual(s):
David K. Cole (President and project manager), Anthony O. Sproul (Design Architect on project)
Notes: N/A

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Elite Construction Inc.

Company description: Construction company based in Concord, ON.

Project(s): Construct Maximum Security Unit at Collins Bay Institution.
Value:
$19,095,870.00

Head Office: 35 Romina Drive, Suite 100 Concord ON L4K 4Z9
Phone:
905-660-1663
Fax:
905-660-1667
Email:
info@eliteconstructioninc.com
Website:
http://www.eliteconstructioninc.com

Key Individual(s):
Enrico Lisi, Robin Hodgson
Notes: No known previous prison construction experience.

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EllisDon Corporation

Company description: One of the largest building contractors in Canada, headquartered in Mississauga.

Project(s): Toronto South Detention Centre (Developer and Construction).

Head Office: 89 Queensway Ave, #800 Mississauga ON L5B 2V2

Other Offices: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London, Ottawa, Halifax, St. John’s, U.A.E.
Phone:
905-896-8900
Fax:
905-896-8911
Email:
tsmith@ellisdon.com
Website:
http://www.ellisdon.com

Key Individual(s):
Tim Smith (Sr VP, Toronto), Geoff Smith (President and CEO), Board of Directors

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EXP Services Inc.

Company description: Formerly known as Trow Global Group of Companies, exp is a global consulting firm headquarted in Brampton, ON with offices around the world.

Project(s): Structural and Civil Engineering for new unit at Millhaven.
Value:
unknown

Head Office: 56 Queen St E, Suite 301 Brampton ON, L6V 4M8
Phone:
905-796-3200
Fax:
905-793-5533
Other Offices:
Email:
one@exp.com
Website:
http://www.exp.com

Key Individual(s):
Paul Sandford (Chief Engineer on project), Amir Begata (Civil Engineer on project), Vlad Stritesky (President & CEO)
Notes: Former Ontario Premier William Davis (PC) sits on Board of Directors

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Fancom Connects Inc.

Company description: a.k.a. Fancom Network Integrators, Fancom specializes in communications infrastructure.

Project(s): Security consulting for site prep and rec yard at Bath and Millhaven.
Value:
unknown

Head Office: 92 Lakeshore Road East, Suite 226 Mississauga, ON L5G 4S2
Phone:
(905) 990-4845
Fax:
(905) 990-4846
Email:
info@fancomni.com
Website:
http://www.fancomni.com

Key Individual(s):
Bill Weekes, company founder and designer

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Fengate Capital Management

Company description: Infrastructure and Real Estate Investment Firm based in Toronto.

Project(s): Toronto South Detention Centre (Developer)
Head Office
: 5000 Yonge St, Suite 1805, Toronto ON M2N 7E9
Other Office:
3425 Harvester Rd, Suite 105, Burlington ON L7N 3N1
Phone:
416-488-4184
Email:
info@fengatecapital.com
Website:
http://www.fengatecapital.com

Key Individual(s):
George Theodoropoulos (Senior VP). Also see: Executive Team, Professional Team
Other Projects:
See News Archive

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Forum Equity Partners Inc.

Company description:P3 Infrastructure Development Firm headquartered in Toronto.

Project(s): South West Detention Centre (Developer)

Head Office: Brookfield Place, Bay Wellington Tower, 181 Bay St Suite 2810
Phone:
(416) 947-0389
Fax:
(416) 947-0485
Email:
info@foruminc.ca
Website:
http://www.forumequitypartners.com

Key Individual(s): Richard Abboud (President and CEO), Rupesh Amin (VP Infrastructure and Investment)
Other Projects:
See project portfolio.

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G4S Security Services Ltd.

Company description: Global Security Services company headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Project(s): South West Detention Centre (Security Services)

Canada Head Office: 5255 Orbitor Dr, Suite 403, Mississauga ON L4W 5M6
Website: http://www.g4s.ca

Notes: Numerous Canadian offices, listed here.

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Genivar Inc.

Company description: Global professional services firm headquartered in Montreal.

Project(s): Engineering designs for Collins Bay unit and Bath unit.
Value:
unknown

Head Office: 1600 Rene-Levesque West Blvd, 16th Floor, Montreal QC H3H 1P9
Project Office:
201-1224 Gardiners Road, Kingston ON K7P 0G2
Phone:
613-634-7373
Fax:
613-634-3523
Email:
buildings@genivar.com
Website:
http://www.genivar.com

Key Individual(s):
Daniel McDougall (Electrical Engineer on projects), Jeremy Baird (Mechanical Engineer on projects), Matthew Morkem (Civil Engineer on projects)
Notes: Kingston branch formerly part of Thompson Rosemount Group Inc.

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H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd.

Company description: International consulting engineering firm based in Toronto.

Project(s): Mechanical and Electrical engineering designs for Millhaven unit.
Value:
unknown

Head Office: 1127 Leslie Street, Toronto ON M3C 2J6
Phone:
416-443-8200
Fax:
416-443-8290
Email:
info@hhangus.com
Website:
http://www.hhangus.com

Key Individual(s):
Paul Keenan (Commercial Division Director and Mechanical Engineer on project), Robert Tibbs (Calgary Division Director and Electrical Engineer on project), Harry G. Angus (President & CEO)
Notes: N/A

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Halsall Associates Ltd.

Company description: Canadian operating company of Parsons Brinckerhoff and professional engineering firm headquartered in Toronto.

Project(s): Structural Enginering designs for Collins Bay and Bath units.
Value:
unknown

Head Office: 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 2300, Toronto ON M4P 1E4
Phone:
416-487-5256
Fax:
416-487-9766
Email:
toronto@halsall.com
Website:
http://www.halsall.com

Key Individual(s):
Saji Audi (Structural designs on both projects)
Notes: N/A

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Hendriks Aggregates Ltd.

Company description: Aggregates company based in Kingston, ON. Owned by Hank Doornekamp of Doornekamp Construction and ABNA Investments.

Project(s): Aggregates for Collins Bay site.

Head Office: 588 Scotland Rd, Odessa ON, K0H2H0
Phone:
613-386-3003
Fax:
613-386-7450

Key Individual(s):
Hank Doornekamp (owner)
Notes: Operates quarry near Division and 401 (23 Soccer Lane)

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Johnson Controls L.P.

Company description: Limited Partnership formed for SWDC; subsidiary of Johnson Controls Inc., a Fortune 500 multi-national headquartered in Milwaukee.

Project(s): South West Detention Centre (Facilities Management); Toronto South Detention Centre (Facilities Management)

Head Office: 7400 Birchmount Rd, PO Box 4800, Markham ON L3R 4E6
Phone:
(905) 475-7610
Fax:
(905) 474-5349
Email:
paul.scarafile@jci.com
Website:
http://www.johnsoncontrols.com

Key Individual(s): Paul Scarafile (Regional Solutions Manager)
Notes:
Numerous locations across North America.

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JMR Electric Ltd.

Company description: Electrical contractor based in Exeter, ON.

Project(s): South West Detention Centre (Electrical Contractor)

Head Office: 301 Thames Rd. E, Exeter ON N0M 1S3
Phone:
(519) 235-1516
Fax:
(519) 235-0507

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Kirkland Engineering Ltd.

Company description: Engineering firm based in Peterborough, ON.

Project(s): Mechanical and Electrical engineering designs for site prep and rec yard at Bath and Millhaven.
Value:
unknown

Head Office: 294 Rink Street, Peterborough ON K9J 2K2
Phone:
705-745-2831
Fax:
705-741-2831
Email:
info@kirklandeng.com
Website:
http://www.kirklandeng.com/

Key Individual(s):
Ronald Vos (Electrical Engineer on projects), Ian Kirkland (Principal)
Notes: N/A

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Lobo Consulting Services Inc.

Company description: Design and engineering of security and IT/communication systems, headquartered in Mississauga, ON.

Project(s): (1) Millhaven Institution (Security Consulting); (2) South West Detention Centre (Security Services)

Head Office: 5995 Avebury Rd, Suite 902, Mississauga ON L5R 3P9
Phone:
905-502-1234
Fax:
905-502-1244
Email:
clobo@lobocsinc.com
Website:
http://www.lobocsinc.com

Key Individual(s):
Michael Lobo and Colin Lobo, Principals
Notes: Proudly lists detention centres and ‘superjails’ among its specialties on website

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Maurice’s Masonry and Forming

Company description: Masonry and Forming based in Kingston, ON.

Project(s): Collins Bay Institution

Head Office: 626 Cataraqui Woods Drive, Unit 9, Kingston ON K7P 1T8
Phone:
613-634-2228
Cell: 613-812-1409

Email:
mmf@explorenet.com
Website:
http://mauricesmasonryforming.com/

Notes: Also working on new CAS building in Kingston with Fuller Construction.

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Metal Door Limited

Company description: Metal door manufacturer based in Gormley, ON.

Project(s): Collins Bay Institution

Head Office: 6 Stalwart-Industrial Drive, Gormley ON, L0H1G0
Phone:
905-888-5151
Fax:
905-888-0647
Email:
info@metaldoorltd.com
Website:
http://metaldoorltd.com/

Key Individuals: John Zeiger

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Morven Construction Ltd.

Company description: General contractor based in Napanee, ON.

Project(s): Relocate rec yard at Bath Institution.
Value:
$2,805,790.00

Head Office: 6839 Highway 2, Napanee ON K7R 3K6
Phone:
613-354-9768
Fax:
613-354-2302

Key Individual(s):
N/A
Notes: N/A

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NORR Ltd.

Company description: Part of the Ingenium Group, NORR is a global professional services firm headquartered in Toronto, ON.

Project(s): (1) Collins Bay Institution (Design); (2) Bath Institution (Design); (3) South West Detention Centre (Design)
Value:
$1,253,170.00 (Collins Bay), $1,150,340.00 (Bath)

Ingenium Head Office: 2 International Blvd., Toronto ON M9W 1A2
NORR Head Office: 175 Bloor St E, North Tower 15th Floor, Toronto ON M4W 3R8
Project Office: 20 Gore Street, Suite 101, Kingston ON K7L 4V6
Phone:
613-546-3618
Fax:
613-546-7839
Email:
info@norr.com
Website:
http://www.norr.com

Key Individual(s):
David Ariss (Architect on Collins Bay project), David Jefferies (Principal), Jonathan Hughes (Architect on Bath project)
Notes: EPIC sent NORR’s Kingston office an open letter. NORR offices are also designing the new provincial superjail to be located in Windsor, the South West Detention Centre.

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Parkin Architects Ltd.

Company description: Architectural firm headquartered in Toronto, ON.

Project(s): Design new unit at Millhaven in joint venture with WGD.
Value:
$1,166,047.00

Head Office: 1 Valleybrook Drive, Toronto ON M3B 2S7
Phone:
416-467-8000
Fax:
416-467-8001
Email:
info@parkin.ca
Website:
http://www.parkin.ca

Key Individual(s):
Lind S. Nyman (Director and Architect on project)
Notes: Also designed Corrections Gatehouse prototypes, Central East Correctional Centre and St. Lawrence Valley Treatment Centre.

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Peninsula Construction Inc.

Company description: Construction company based in Thorold, ON.

Project(s): Site preparation at Bath.
Value:
$812,132.93

Head Office: 2055 Kottmeier Rd., Fonthill ON L0S 1E6
Phone:
905-892-2661
Fax:
905-892-4692
Email:
paul@peninsula.ca
Website:
http://www.peninsula.ca

Key Individual(s):
Paul Stephenson (Contact person)
Notes: N/A

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Quad Pro Construction Inc.

Company description: Construction company based in Richmond Hill, ON.

Project(s): Construct Maximum Security Unit at Millhaven Institution.
Value:
$20,679,000.00

Head Office: 80 West Beaver Creek Rd, Unit 1, Richmond Hill ON, L4B 1H3
Phone:
289-597-0173
Fax:
289-597-0195
Email:
info@quad-pro.ca
Website:
http://www.quad-pro.ca

Key Individual(s):
Farzad Hamraz, Sergey Demidenko, Jose Dovale
Notes: Primarily builds schools (e.g. currently constructing Prince Charles Public School addition in Belleville).

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S.A. Sutcliffe Excavating Ltd.

Company description: Primarily a demolition and decommissioning company based in the City of Kawartha Lakes, ON.

Project(s): Site preparation at Collins Bay.
Value:
$1,241,870.00

Head Office: 804 Hwy 7A, Bethany ON L0A 1A0
Phone:
888-258-4247
Fax:
705-277-9047
Email:
sa.sutcliffe@sympatico.ca
Website:
http://www.sasutcliffe.com

Key Individual(s):
Shawn Sutcliffe (Owner)
Notes:Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawnsutcliffe

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WGD Architects Inc.

Company description: Architectural firm headquartered in Toronto, ON.

Project(s): Design new unit at Millhaven in joint venture with Parkin.
Value:
$1,166,047.00

Head Office: 250 The Esplanade Suite 302, Toronto ON M5A 1J2
Phone:
416-595-9955
Fax:
416-595-0823
Email:
rdabrus@wgdarchitects.com
Website:
http://www.wgdarchitects.com

Key Individual(s):
Richard Webb Dabrus (Principal and Architect on project)

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Zeidler Partnership Architects

Company description: Architectural firm headquartered in Toronto, ON

Project(s): Toronto South Detention Centre (Design)
Head Office
: 315 Queen St W, Unit 200, Toronto ON M5V 2X2
Other Offices:
Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, West Palm Beach, London, Berlin, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Abu Dhabi
Phone:
416-596-8300
Fax: 416-596-1408
Email:
toronto-info@zeidlerpartnership.com
Website:
http://www.zeidlerpartnership.com

Key Individual(s):
Alan Munn (Sr Partner), Tarek El-Khatib (Sr Partner), Vaidila Banelis (Sr Partner). Also see partners at Toronto office.

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