Recent News

Fairway of Lights 2021

11/29/2021

Kelson employees had a chilly and fun family evening at the Angus Glen Golf Course Fairway of Lights

Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer 2021

11/01/2021

Thank you to everyone who supported the Kelson Team at the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer 2021. Kelson raised $13,584.00  

Golden Plough Lodge Long Term Care Facility

02/03/2021

Based in the town of Cobourg Ontario, the new Golden Plough Lodge replaces the existing long term care facility of the same name, and will be the only municipally operated long-term care home in Northumberland County. This new 204,000 sq ft, 4 story facility features 180 beds in a variety of configurations from privates, semi-privates and features services to the residents including dining halls, laundry services, recreation spaces, family lounges and relaxation areas. This project is targeting LEED Silver designation and is scheduled to be completed by December 2022. The mechanical system features six Rooftop Air Handling Units serving various areas of the building, three duel-fuel hydronic boilers serving eighty reheat coils and eleven air cooled condensers providing heating and cooling to the residents. Roughly 500 plumbing fixtures in patient rooms, spas, kitchens, serveries and lounges are distributed around the building.

University of Toronto Mississauga – New Science Building

12/01/2020

University of Toronto is building a new Science Building at the Mississauga Campus. The Building will consist of Basement (Level 0), 4 floors above ground (Level 1 to Level 4) and a mechanical penthouse (Level 5) with a total gross area of 13,769 sq. meters. This new building will be connected to the existing William Davis Building and will feature Science Labs, Animal Care Facility, Holding & Procedure Rooms, Imaging Rooms, Central Chemical/Solvent stores, Animal Cage Wash Area, instrument rooms, offices, science rooms, High Performance Computing Rooms, Telecommunication rooms, Kitchens and Washrooms. Kelson will supply and install self-contained mechanical systems to enable to operate this building. There are two mechanical rooms, Chiller and Domestic Water rooms in Basement and Mechanical penthouse on level 5. The main mechanical systems will include: Chilled/Heating water system, Steam System (2 steam boilers, each 3,347 mbh. 3 heating boilers, each 3,842 mbh, 2 water cooled chillers, each 200 tons. 1 heat recovery chiller, 100 ton Deaerator, and 3 cooling towers. 1,347 gpm), Sand Filtration, Air System, Lab Exhaust System, Domestic Cold/Hot Water System, Rainwater Harvesting System with Cistern Filtration, Storage Tank and Distribution pumps, Building Management System, and Geothermal Field Water. Two New Natural Gas Generators provided by division 16.

Kubota Canada Ltd. New Office & Warehouse

11/19/2020

Kelson is currently working to build Kubota Canada’s new Canadian Corporate Headquarters in Pickering! Complete with a 565,000 sq.ft. assembly and warehouse area, the Kubota Canada headquarters also includes a National Training Centre and 3 story office building.

York Region Administrative Centre Annex Building

09/16/2020

The new 450,000 sq.ft. York Region Administrative Centre Annex will offer various public services including Public Health Clinics, Social Services, Ontario Works, Housing Services, Provincial Offences Act Courts, York Small Business Enterprise Centre and Access York Customer Service. Located next to the York Region Administrative Centre and across from the Newmarket Courthouse, the new Annex building will create a civic campus with in a newly established government district. The building has been designed to the highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency, with glazed openings that provide natural daylight to building visitors and occupants.

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital – Field Hospital Fit-Out

06/10/2020

Kelson recently completed an extremely fast-paced project aimed at turning a wing of the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital into an emergency field hospital to address the anticipated increase in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kelson worked with the full team to go from concept to complete in a mere 3 weeks, and ultimately provided Halton Healthcare with an additional 40 beds of capacity to all Halton Region be ready for the full impact of the pandemic. Congratulations to all those who were involved with this project.  

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – New Administration Centre

02/11/2020

A project that will set a benchmark for sustainable design in commercial building. This 8,100 square metre, four-storey office building with a mass timber structural system will meet a number of environmental standards, including the Toronto Green Standard Tier II certification, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification and the WELL Silver certification. The project is also participating in the Canadian Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Pilot Program. The new building’s sustainable design features will include: Solar thermal panels on the roof, Four solar chimneys, Waterwalls to reduce energy use, Electric vehicle charging stations, Rainwater harvesting to irrigate a green roof. Complete architectural ceiling and HVAC system integration as majority of the ceilings will be radiant ceiling panels for both hydronic heating and cooling. Various heat reclaim measures such as solar to hydronic panels on the roof, heat reclaim chiller, feature water walls integrated into HVAC system for free cooling / humidification.  95% of all distributed service piping on the floors will be enclosed in the raised access flooring. New installation of 250kW natural gas generator, two 144kw boilers, one 82kw chiller, and radiant solar panels for heat reclaim.

Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer 2019

09/23/2019

Thank you to everyone who supported the Kelson Team @ Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer 2019 on Saturday. We raised $20,143.00.

Kelson 75th Anniversary

04/25/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Kelson’s 75th Anniversary Celebration at the Four Season Hotel. 

Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer 2018

09/24/2018

Thank you to all of our generous contributors, we are proud to say we raised over $28,000. Thank you also to Team Kelson whose hard work lead to another undefeated year!

New Toronto Courthouse

05/25/2018

The New Toronto Courthouse is a 750,000 sq.ft. high rise complex located in the heart of Downtown Toronto.   The design and construction of this facility is through the P3 Design Build process supported by Infrastructure Ontario. The building consists of a 17 story office tower that contains Judicial Courtrooms, supporting prisoner containment areas, office spaces, and parking amenities. The mechanical systems designed for the New Toronto Courthouse were carefully developed to meet the overall objectives for the project of reliability, sustainability, compatibility with overall architectural expression, flexibility, ease of maintenance, ease of expansion, and quiet operation. The mechanical scope of the project includes the plumbing, HVAC, cooling, and heating for the complex.  The courtrooms and office spaces are served from a Dedicated Outside Air Supply Unit serving on-floor compartment units. The supports systems for this building have strict requirements in terms of both noise management and comfort control, provided through systems that are integrated into the architectural design.  Separate HVAC systems have been provided to support the prisoner holding areas; that come complete with ligature resistant plumbing fixtures and solenoid valves to turn off water supply in case of emergencies.  Project is targeting LEED Silver certification.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2017

03/08/2018

Kelson is proud to again be recognized for its continuing excellence.  For 2017, Kelson received its 11th straight prestigious Platinum Award as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.  This award is based on and recognizes the strategy, capabilities, commitment and return on investment that Kelson continues to demonstrate and deliver year after year.  Thank you to all our employees and clients, we look forward to achieving excellence with you in 2018.

Canada’ Best Managed Companies 2015

03/11/2016

Kelson wins the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Award for 2015 for the ninth consecutive year. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post and Queen's School of Business. 

Certificate of Recognition (COR) from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association

06/16/2015

Kelson is pleased to announce the acquisition of its Certificate of Recognition (COR) from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association. COR is the highest National Safety Standard in Canada. The certificate recognizes months of hard work by Kelson management and employees in developing, learning and following new procedures to improve workplace safety.

COR is important for all of us at Kelson. Being awarded this level of recognition provides opportunity. It enables Kelson to participate in all levels of construction projects, to be recognized as a leader within the construction industry and it helps our employees speak the same language as other COR certified partners. More importantly, it will further streamline our processes and procedures across the organization and strengthen our safety culture.

Canada’ Best Managed Companies

02/23/2015

Kelson once again wins the Canada's Best Managed Companies Award for 2014. This is our 8th consecutive year to win this award. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post and Queen's School of Business.

2014 Best Employers in Canada

11/30/2013

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited was recognized as one of the 2014 Best Employers in Canada, featured in the November 2013 issue of Maclean's Magazine sponsored by Aon-Hewitt and the Queen's School of Business.

Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt

02/04/2013

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited was recognized  as one of the 2013 Best Employers in Canada, featured in the November 2012 issue of Maclean's magazine sponsored by Aon-Hewitt and the Queen's School of Business.

2012 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

02/02/2013

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited achieves one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada for 2012. This is our 6th consecutive year to win this prestigious award.

The announcement was made in the National Post on February 26, 2013. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen's School of Business

50 Best Small and Medium Size Employers in the GTA

11/30/2012

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited was recognized as one of the 50 Best Small and Medium Sized Employers in the Greater Toronto Area, featured in the Toronto Star on November 23, 2012. The data used to rank the companies was collected in the Spring of 2011 when all Kelson employees filled out the survey from Aon-Hewitt and the Queen's School of Business.

2011 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

02/01/2012

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited achieves Gold Standard winners  as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada for 2011. This is our 5th consecutive year to win this prestigious award.

The announcement was made in the National Post on Tuesday, February 21st,  2012. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen's School of Business.

50 Best Small and Medium Size Employers in the GTA

11/08/2011

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited was recognized as one of the 50 Best Small and Medium Sized Employers in the Greater Toronto Area, featured in the Toronto Star on November 24, 2011. The data used to rank the companies was collected in the Spring of 2011 when all Kelson employees filled out the survey from Aon-Hewitt and the Queen's School of Business.

25 York Street - Telus Project

10/30/2011

25 York Street recently received its LEED CS (Core & Shell) Gold from the Canada green Building Council. 25 York Street office building largest tenant is Telus.

2010 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

02/15/2011

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited was again recognized as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada for 2010, this is our 4th consecutive year to win this prestigious award.

The announcement was made in the National Post on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011.

Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen's School of Business.

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Huron Heights Secondary Students come to Kelson

12/20/2010

For the past few years, students from Huron Heights High School in Newmarket, who are interested in plumbing and welding etc. receive a tour and demonstration in our fab shop. This has been so well received, that almost 30 students attended this year. 

Mount Sinai Hospital Lift

10/20/2010

The weekend of October 22nd – October 24th, 2010 was the hub of activity in Toronto’s downtown core at Mount Sinai Hospital. Geo. A. Kelson Company hoisted 3 Air Handling units, 4 Exhaust/Return Fans, 2 Coils, 2 Cooling Towers, 8 Exhaust Fans, 2 Vent Hoods, and 3 Diesel Exhaust stacks. All equipment was hoisted from the southbound lanes of University Ave. adjacent to 600 University Ave. (Mt. Sinai Hospital) to the Mechanical room, Generator room, both located on the 19th floor and to the roof of Mt. Sinai Hospital. This lift required a great deal of preplanning, co-ordination and attention to detail and was carried out without a hitch.
 
Thank you to everyone for making this lift a success.

Kelson project wins prestigious award for Telus Tower

04/30/2010

Telus Tower and RBC Centre both pick up NAIOP REX awards!

A round of applause goes out to Cadillac Fairview, RBC Financial Group and RBC Dexia on receiving the "Green Award of the Year" for the RBC Centre, and Menkes and Telus on receiving the "Best Office Development" for the Telus Tower at 25 York. Both projects were singled out by NAIOP for their excellence at the 9th annual NAIOP REX Awards. Our warmest congratulations for having the foresight and vision to pursue innovation and creativity in office building design, resulting in two of the most significant office buildings built in Toronto in the last forty years. 

Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co Architects is proud to have made a major contribution to both of these projects. 

As published in the Globe and Mail article "Toronto buildings scoop up REX awards" originally posted on Friday, March 5, 2010: "Toronto's 43-storey RBC Centre took the green award of the year. The building's south and west-facing sides reveal sleek horizontal sunshades attached to the exterior glass facade, part of a state-of-the-art daylight harvesting system." "Best office development: The 30-storey glass Telus tower, at 25 York St., features 11-foot, floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer better access to natural light, and individual workstation airflow and temperature controls."

Successful Lift at Lakeridge Hospital

04/15/2010

Thank you email sent to Geo. A. Kelson Company:

"In construction it is very easy to criticize when the contractors have done something wrong but not commend them when they have done something right. In saying that, I’d like to take the time to commend Kelson on a job well done hoisting the roof top units onto the A-wing roof. It was very well thought out and organized which contributed to NO issues. I never received one complaint. In fact James Ramsey of security was very impressed to how smooth it ran especially due to the size of the crane and the area that was being impacted I know some long hours were put in by Kelson forces especially Steve O’Brien who was involved in setting the crane up supervising the lift and was here until the early hours on Wednesday morning taking it down to make it successful and I’d like to thank them".

– Todd Long, Lakeridge Health Centre

2009 Requalified Members Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

02/16/2010

Established in 1993, Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million.

Every year, hundreds of companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.
Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited is proud to be a requalified member for 2009.
Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen's School of Business.

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Kelson Gives Back to Wellspring Centre

01/30/2010

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is moving forward with an 8,700 sq. ft. addition to the Wellspring cancer centre. Kelson, along with Ellis Don and others, is donating the majority of its labour and material on the project.
 
The contribution by Kelson is part of our continuous efforts to help improve the quality of healthcare in Ontario and give back to the communities in which all Kelson employees and their loved ones live and work.
 
“This is an important improvement for the hospital and the community and we are proud to be a part of making it happen,” Michelle Kelson.

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2008 Requalified Members Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

02/02/2009

Established in 1993, Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million.

Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited is proud to receive the requalified member for 2008.

Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen's School of Business.

2007 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

02/12/2008

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited is pleased to announced that we have been awarded one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada. Over 9000 applications were sent in for the first phase of this program, and 250 companies at the second stage. Finally, 50 were chosen! 

We would like to thank all of our employees for your committed support. You created this opportunity for us.
Thank you!

CCA National Safety Award 2008

01/30/2008

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited is the proud recipient of the CCA National Safety Award for 2008.

2007 Business Excellence Awards

11/20/2007

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited is pleased to announce that we are the winners of: The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Extraordinary Large Business of the Year Award, and, The Newmarket Business of the Year Award for 2007.

We would like to extend our appreciation and recognition to all of our valued team members. It is the passion of our people and commitment to quality, that creates the excellent results for which we are known, and the driving force behind our continued growth and success.

Throughout our history the dedication and support of our employees has been the engine behind our achievement.
We thank you all!

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2007 MCAT Safety Award

10/01/2007

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited received the MCAT Safety Award for 50,000+ Man Hours Category in October 2007.

2006 John M. Beck Award

03/19/2007

Construction Safety Association of Ontario awards Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited & Ellis-Don, with the 2006 John M. Beck Award for work on the William Osler Health Centre in Brampton.

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