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LEA Explores the Outdoors in September

We made the most of the tail end of summer this year, as our social club organized two awesome events last month: our annual Algonquin Park Canoe Trip and the Oasis Zoo Run. Algonquin Park Canoe Trip The Algonquin Park Canoe Trip is somewhat of an annual tradition at LEA. A group of brave paddlers [...]

October 4th, 2019|

Commemorating 65 Years With a Look at our Past, Present, and Future

This year, LEA is celebrating our 65th year in business, and this occasion felt like the perfect opportunity to reflect, reminisce, and also look forward to the future. As part of our efforts we produced a commemorative legacy book to share our story from the past 65 years, and to give you a sense [...]

September 27th, 2019|

The LEA Group Ranked as a Top International Design Firm by ENR

This year the LEA Group has been ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as the #123 top international design firm. ENR is the industry leader for news, analysis, and data regarding the construction industry, and has been in publication since 1917. ENR’s annual list ranks the top 225 international firms based on their presence and operations [...]

August 9th, 2019|

Samuel De Champlain Bridge Now Officially Open

The 3.4km bridge provides a revitalized connection between Montreal and Brossard. After almost 8.5 million hours of labour, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge was inaugurated on June 28, 2019. The bridge is expected to see almost 50 million crossings a year, along with 11 million public transit users. LEA was involved early on in the [...]

July 24th, 2019|

LEA’s Beach Volleyball Team Serves Up a Successful First Season

Congratulations to our beach volleyball team as they finished up their inaugural season this week! The team played in the Ashbridges Bay Beach Volleyball league at Ashbridges Bay Park and Woodbine Beach Park from May 9 to June 27. We look forward to seeing everyone out there again for the next season taking place from [...]

July 4th, 2019|

LEA Announced as Design Lead of Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation Project

The Davenport Diamond project provides a vital update to the GO and CP rail corridors, advancing the Metrolinx GO Rail Expansion program to provide faster, more frequent transit options throughout the GTA. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has recently announced that Graham Commuter Rail Solutions (GCRS) has been awarded the contract for this assignment. Members of the [...]

June 27th, 2019|

Pulling our Weight at the 2019 Orbis Plane Pull for Sight

This month, our team of LEA fundraisers took part in one of our most unique charity events to-date. We gathered at Pearson International Airport to take part in the 2019 Orbis Plane Pull for Sight, an annual event where teams of 20 take turns pulling a 60-tonne FedEx 757 cargo jet 20 feet across a [...]

June 21st, 2019|

Environmental Services: Shaping our Approach to New Projects and Partnerships

The world is now more aware and sensitive to the environmental impact of human action. The preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are key considerations in modern planning and engineering projects. Developers are faced with new regulations and requirements to ensure they are compliant with legislative and regulatory measures at all levels of government. Nearly [...]

June 19th, 2019|

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|