Our history is a rich tapestry of firsts and accolades, beginning when two London, Ontario contractors, Don Smith and David Ellis Smith (hence EllisDon), began our company in 1951. Starting with only four people, we quickly became the first Canadian contractor to own our own tower crane (1956) and to fully computerize our accounting and cost systems in 1968.
We were awarded the design and build of the first fully-retractable roof stadium (then Toronto's SkyDome, now Rogers Centre). Two years later in 1988, we built North America's largest auto plant. In 1990, we established the first Research and Development department in the construction industry, dedicated to the science of building. In 1993, we were the first Canadian company to build in Latvia and Lithuania.
In 2000, we launched our "Client First Program" which revolutionized our approach to responding to client interests. We earned the Diamond Award of Excellence, the highest award at the 2003 Canadian Information Productivity Awards. We set a precedent for a new funding model for hospitals with the $450 million William Osler Health Centre in Brampton in 2004. In 2006, we were recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies (and awarded Platinum Status in 2009) – recognizing companies that demonstrate innovation, exceptional growth, financial success, and a strong corporate culture. In 2006, we were recognized as the 2nd Best Employer in Canada. Two years later, we were recognized as Canada's Best Employer, ranking 1st in the survey by Hewitt Associates, as well as in the following year, in 2009.
Although it's important to reflect on where you've been, we acknowledge our very best firsts and accolades are yet to come.
A 12-storey mixed-use condominium by designed KPMB Architects for DundeeKilmer with retail at-grade, 187 residential units, 117 parking spaces, and meeting Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard. go to project
With the inimitable legacy of the Pan Am Games, The Canary District Condominiums offer buyers a rare chance to own a piece of Toronto history. Conveniently located at Cherry and Mill Streets, an ... go to project
The master-planned Canary District community will first serve as the Athletes’ Village for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games before being reimagined as Toronto’s most dynamic ... go to project
Discovery l and ll condos at Concord Park Place in North York by Concord Adex. Five buildings designed by Quadrangle Architects.
Discovery defines the art of Canadian living. An all-inclusive ... go to project
Towering 72 floors above Toronto's Financial District, First Canadian Place has remained unrivalled as Canada's tallest business landmark since 1975.
Brookfield Properties, in partnership with its ... go to project
Imagine coming to class every day in one of the city’s most architecturally striking spaces, with labs and classrooms overlooking the Toronto harbour. And envision a learning environment focused ... go to project
DundeeKilmer Developments has signed a fixed-price contract to design, build and finance the development that will be used as the Athletes’ Village during the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American ... go to project
Towering 21 storeys above ground level at Bay and Elm streets, the new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning will be a hub where researchers and learners can congregate and share ideas to ... go to project
Like its namesake, Quartz is multifaceted. Different angles, different shapes. Layers upon layers with a consistent resonance that will transform the skyline as much as it will transform the lives ... go to project
RBC WaterPark Place to Be New National Headquarters for RBC Canadian Banking
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2011) - Oxford Properties, the real estate arm of the OMERS Worldwide Group of ... go to project
Only a few spectacular suites remain at The Residences at The Ritz‑Carlton, Toronto, where owners live atop Toronto’s finest 5-star luxury hotel. Already the city’s most coveted social and ... go to project
Transforming the vibrant intersection of Yonge and Gould streets (on the former site of retail landmark Sam the Record Man), the Student Learning Centre will give the entire Ryerson community an ... go to project
Southcore Financial Centre is a major mixed-use, sustainable development built in Toronto's emerging Southcore Financial District.
Designed to exceed the expectations of today's globally connected ... go to project
The Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports, part of the Varsity Centre athletic facilities campus, will bring together top researchers, graduate students, sport scientists, athletic ... go to project
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FACILITY AT UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Diamond Schmitt designs second academic facility for U of T Scarborough
TORONTO – Diamond Schmitt Architects has won a design competition ... go to project
Connecting Toronto Pearson International Airport with Union Station in downtown Toronto in a relaxing 25 minutes, the Union Pearson Express is set to simplify how Canada’s busiest airport is ... go to project
Union Station is the busiest passenger transportation facility in Canada, serving approximately 250,000 passengers each day. By adding a second subway platform and expanding the concourse to ... go to project