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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|

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|