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Why Mass Timber is Driving a Resurgence of Wood in the Construction Industry

Our industry has evolved quickly over the past few years, and it is hard to ignore the amount of hype surrounding the reintroduction of wood in the construction industry. This past March, I had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Mass Timber Conference in Portland. The conference started in 2016 with only a few attendees [...]

June 19th, 2019|

Canstruction 2019 – Fighting Hunger ‘One Small Step’ at a Time

Once again this year LEA entered in the Toronto Canstruction competition, but this time we brought reinforcements. We teamed up with Kasian Architects to build a recreation of the 1969 Apollo 11 Lunar Module using only cans and other non-perishable food products! Canstruction is a non-profit competition that gathers [...]

May 27th, 2019|

Pioneer Village Station Wins Award for “Architectural Merit: Cast-in-Place” at Ontario Concrete Awards

The Pioneer Village Subway Station was recently awarded the Ontario Concrete Industry’s 2018 Architectural Merit: Cast-In-Place Award. The Ontario Concrete awards recognize the outstanding work by companies in the concrete industry over the past year. LEA is proud to be recognized as a key design team member of The Spadina Group Associates (TSGA) on the [...]

January 10th, 2019|

How Do You Build an Interchange Station Under Toronto’s Busiest Subway Line?

Render of one of the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT subway stations in downtown Toronto provided by Metrolinx. LEA Consulting Ltd., as part of the Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) team of Contractors, Engineers and Architects, continues to carry out work for the largest transit project underway in Canada - the multi-billion-dollar Eglinton Crosstown [...]

November 26th, 2018|

LEA Runs Across the GTA

September 22nd was a busy day for LEA employees as two groups of motivated individuals set off to two different early morning running events on opposite ends of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Starting at 7:30AM on a real airplane runway, the Pearson Runway Run proved that the early “bird” gets the worm. [...]

September 27th, 2018|

Encouraging the Engineers and Planners of Tomorrow

As we all know, deciding what to do with your career can be quite the challenge – we seem to be surrounded by intriguing options everywhere we look! At LEA, we recognize how important it is to give students the tools to discover and explore their own rewarding career path. Each semester, LEA brings bright [...]

July 10th, 2018|

Future Travel Options and Crowding Relief for Downtown Commuters

LEA to Design Pape Interchange Station and Gerrard In-Line Stations LEA sees the impact traffic congestion and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions have on communities and is thrilled to be involved in an upcoming project that will contribute toward improving the quality of life for everyone in Toronto. The Relief Line South (RLS) project is [...]

May 9th, 2018|

LEA Awarded Largest IPD Project in Ontario

LEA continues to build their reputation as a leading engineering firm for Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), with the award of structural engineering services for the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) – Conventional New Build project in Chalk River, ON. The 245,000ft2 project involves the design and construction of 3 new buildings at the CNL Campus, including [...]

May 9th, 2018|

LEA Consulting Appoints a New Vice President

Ken Chan, P.Eng., is announced as Vice President – Transportation Engineering and Planning   LEA is proud to announce the appointment of Ken Chan as Vice President (VP) of the company. Ken began his journey with LEA as a co-op student, then quickly became a full time Transportation Analyst / Designer in 2003. Over the [...]

February 28th, 2018|

The Toronto York-Spadina Subway Extension Officially Opens

The Toronto York-Spadina Subway Extension officially opened Sunday December 17th, 2017. On December 17th 2017 the ribbon was officially cut on the highly anticipated Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE). The six new stations extend the Yonge-University Line 8.6 km north past Sheppard West station (formerly known as Downsview Station). LEA Consulting, as a [...]

January 11th, 2018|