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|Headquarters||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
Number of locations
|Geoff Smith, Pres./CEO|
|Revenue||$3.5 billion annually|
Number of employees
EllisDon is an employee-owned construction services company that was founded and incorporated in 1951 in London, Ontario, Canada by brothers Don and David Ellis Smith. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, EllisDon's revenues are currently approximately $3.5 billion.
At age 27, Don quit a construction job to start his own company with his brother David Ellis Smith. On April Fool's Day in 1951, EllisDon was launched. Their first project was a small home renovation followed by Northdale Public School, a three room schoolhouse located in London, Ontario. David left the company shortly after inception.
Between 1956 and 1968, EllisDon computerized its accounting and cost control systems, and operated a purchased tower crane – the first construction company in Canada to do both. In 1971, EllisDon launched a Corporate Safety Strategy to improve job site safety. Between 1974 and 1976, EllisDon expanded, establishing operations in Edmonton, Alberta and in Saudi Arabia. In 1978, and in the next three years that followed, EllisDon took on local projects that included the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario; Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta; a Bank of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario; and Peel Regional Police Headquarters and 22 Division in Brampton, Ontario.
Once EllisDon was awarded the Construction Management Contract for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre project in 1982, it moved on to build the Rogers Centre (formerly, the SkyDome). This project was completed in 1989, and was the world's first retractable rooftop stadium.
In 1990, EllisDon established the construction industry's first freestanding Research and Development Department. Following that, EllisDon in 1993 became the first Canadian company to build in Latvia and Lithuania following the removal of the Iron Curtain in the USSR. A year later, EllisDon was awarded the Lump Sum Contract to build the Athlete's Village for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. In 1997, EllisDon completed its first project in Malaysia.
In 2002, EllisDon completed the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Sheppard-Yonge Subway Station.
In 2004, EllisDon participated in a new hospital funding model, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the $450 million William Osler Health Centre in Brampton, Ontario. Later, EllisDon delivered Toronto's MaRS (Medical and Related Services) Convergence Centre (Building B) in 2005.
In 2008, EllisDon completed construction and installation work in the Dubai Waterfront, the largest waterfront development of its kind in the world. In 2009, EllisDon completed both the Bay Adelaide Centre in Toronto and the Jamieson Place skyscraper in Calgary, Alberta. In 2010, EllisDon completed Winnipeg International Airport Terminal Building, Canada's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified airport terminal. In 2011, EllisDon built the PwC tower with Cisco Systems.
In 2012, EllisDon was awarded its first Managed Services Contract for the PwC Tower by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC).
In 2013, EllisDon's founder, Don Smith, died at 89 years old.
- GO Oakville Parking- Metrolinx - Oakville, Ontario 
- Alberta Children's Hospital - Calgary, Alberta 
- Toronto South Detention for Mimico Correctional Centre- Toronto, Ontario 
- Arzanah Medical Centre (solar panels)- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 
Civil & Transportation
- Strachan Avenue Grade Separation- Toronto, Ontario 
- Weston Subdivision Track & Signal Construction- Georgetown, Ontario 
- Ottawa Light Rail Transit (LRT) Confederation Line- Ottawa, Ontario 
- Union Station Improvements- Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)- Toronto, Ontario 
- Highway 7 East Rapidway (H3)- Vivanext- York Region, Ontario 
- York Quay Revitalization- Toronto, Ontario 
- Dufferin Street Bridge- Toronto, Ontario 
- Lansdowne Park Redevelopment- Toronto, Ontario 
Culture & Recreation
- Mount Allison University Purdy Centre for the Arts - Sackville, New Brunswick 
- Paradise Double Ice Surface Arena- Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador 
- The Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
- Rogers Centre (formerly Skydome)- Toronto, Ontario 
- Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport- Toronto, Ontario 
- Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) transformation- Toronto, Ontario 
- West Orillia Sports Complex- Orillia, Ontario 
- John Labatt Centre- London, Ontario 
- Halifax Central Library- Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Algonquin College, ACCE Building- Ottawa, Ontario 
- Western University, Richard Ivey School of Business- London, Ontario
- Ryerson University, Student Learning Centre- Toronto, Ontario 
- University of Alberta, Innovation Centre for Engineering- Edmonton, Alberta 
- George Brown College, Waterfront Development Block 5- Toronto, Ontario
- Nova Scotia Community College, Centre for the Build Environment- Sydney, Nova Scotia
- University of Toronto, Instructional Centre- Toronto, Ontario
- University of Calgary, Energy Environment Experiential Learning(EEEL) Building- Calgary, Alberta 
- Brighouse Elementary School- Richmond, British Columbia 
Healthcare & Research
- South Health Campus, Phase 1- Calgary, Alberta 
- University of British Columbia, Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL)- Vancouver, B.C 
- Carbonear General Hospital, Long Term Health Care Facility- Carbonear, Newfoundland 
- New Oakville Hospital- Oakville, Ontario 
- SickKids Hospital, Research Tower- Toronto, Ontario 
- Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care- London, Ontario 
- Surrey Memorial Hospital- Surrey, B.C 
- Alberta Children's Hospital- Calgary, Alberta 
- Arzanah Medical Centre- Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Public & Government
- Parliament Hill, West Block Demolition & Abatement- Ottawa, Ontario 
- Hamilton City Hall Renovations- Hamilton, Ontario 
- Parliament Hill, West Block South East Tower Restoration- 
- MHLH Support Facility- Ottawa, Ontario 
- Kitchener City Hall- Kitchener, Ontario 
- Durham Regional Administrative Facility- Whitby, Ontario 
- Oxford County Administrative Building- Woodstock, Ontario 
Residential & Hospitality
- Concord Cityplace Block 33- Toronto, Ontario 
- Memorial University of Newfoundland, New Residences- St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador 
- Nova Centre- Halifax, Nova Scotia 
- Pan Am Games Athletes Village- Toronto, Ontario 
- Ritz Carlton Residential Tower- Toronto, Ontario 
- South Core Financial Centre- Delta Toronto Hotel/ Residential Tower- Toronto, Ontario 
- Concord Panorama- Toronto, Ontario 
- Union Square Condominiums Phase 1- Toronto, Ontario 
- Windjammer Landing Beach Resort- St. Lucia 
Retail & Commercial Offices
- Yorkdale Shopping Centre- Toronto, Ontario 
- Markville Shopping Centre- Markham, Ontario 
- McDonald's Re-imaging- nationwide 
- Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) Service Centres- nationwide 
- Fairview Mall- Toronto, Ontario 
- The Core Shopping Centre- Calgary, Alberta 
- Brentwood Town Centre Redevelopment- Burnaby, B.C 
Industrial & Automotive
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada expansion- Cambridge, Ontario 
- Terra Grain Fuels Ethanol Facility- Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan 
- DENSO Manufacturing- Guelph, Ontario 
- Palm District Cooling Plant- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Sobey's Retail Support Centre- Winnipeg, Manitoba 
Judicial & Correctional
- Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters Building- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
- Elgin Country Courthouse- St. Thomas, Ontario 
- Toronto South Detention Centre- Toronto, Ontario 
- Waterloo Region Courthouse- Waterloo, Ontario 
- Brandon Police Service Building- Brandon, Manitoba 
- Miami Federal Courthouse- Miami, Florida 
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- "Projects- Canadian Forces Base Petawawa Medium-to Heavy-Lift Helicopter (MHLH) maintenance facility". Matrix Air.
- "Region’s new halls of justice will be modern, yet highly secure". The Record.
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