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Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s expansion has been designed to match the existing facility’s looks and its sustainable properties. « Commercial | ELLISDON – YORKDALE SHOPPING CENTRE Keeping Pace E WITH THE RIGHT TECHNIQUES, A STRICT SCHEDULE CAN BE EXECUTED ON TIME WITHOUT SACRIFICING QUALITY. BY JAMIE MORGAN llisDon, one of the largest Canadianbased construction contractors, has again teamed up with one of Canada’s largest retail havens, the Yorkdale Shopping Centre, to complete a $220 million expansion of the 1.45 million-squarefoot indoor mall. EllisDon was contracted in 2010 and in January 2011 began construction of a 150,000-square-foot addition and 800-space underground parking structure to notch the Yorkdale Shopping Centre a little higher on the list of the largest Canadian shopping centers. EllisDon also is constructing a new loading dock and a basement hydro vault, or utility vault, to accommodate the shopping centre’s new electrical demand. This is its second major expansion since 2005, when EllisDon completed the shopping EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Centre www.ellisdon.com • Project cost: $220 million • Location: Toronto • Scope of work: 150,000-squarefoot addition and 800-space underground parking garage centre’s $110 million expansion. That expansion resulted in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s most profitable year at the time. Its general manager, Anthony Casalanguida, is confident the 2012 expansion will do the same. “We’re expanding thanks to the strength and success of the existing shopping centre and strong tenant demand for space,” Casalanguida explains. “Not only are we bringing an amazing array of new brands to Yorkdale, but this expansion will also bring employment opportunities to the [Greater Toronto area], both during the construction phase and once retailers open.” EllisDon Project Manager Seton Chase says the shopping center will gain approximately 40 new stores to turn the current L-shaped facility into a more complete rectangular plan shape. Substantial completion is set for October 2012 “There is a great amount of flexibility required on this project.” –Seton Chase, project manager and it will be open to the public by November. Some existing tenants will relocate to new spaces. At that time, EllisDon will begin a smaller second phase to renovate those old spaces. However, that will not occur until January 2013. Currently, Chase says the construction team has finished pouring concrete and has completed 70 percent of structural steel erection. The team is beginning to install roofing, clerestory windows and exterior structural studs. 26 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - March 2012

Construction Today - March 2012
Contents
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
Commercial
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Institutional
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
Residential
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Civil
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
Industrial
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
Last Look

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