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VT, tall buildings coming to LRT lines and Vancouver

VT, tall buildings coming to LRT lines and Vancouver

By rc-Admin | April 1, 2021

Otis Providing Hundreds of Units to LRT Projects Otis is providing hundreds of elevators and escalators to light rail transit (LRT) projects in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, the OEM announced in February. In Toronto, Otis is providing 111 heavy-duty, commercial-grade NPETM escalators for the Eglinton Crosstown line, part of the largest transit expansion in the…

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Updates from across the country

Updates from across the country

By rc-Admin | March 1, 2021

CECA Postpones Halifax Convention; Looks to Montreal in 2022 The Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) has postponed its 2021 Halifax convention to June 2023. The CECA Board of Directors said the decision, announced in January, was based on: Nova Scotia COVID-19 regulations regarding in-person meetings and a mandated two-week quarantine for anyone entering the province…

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Triangular tower for triangular lot in the Bloor-Yorkville neighborhood; rendering by Diamond + Schmitt

News from Ontario, Toronto and CECA

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2021

KJA Advising on VT to Serve Proposed Ontario Line KJA Consultants, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Rob Isabelle tells ELEVATOR WORLD the consultancy is helping plan the vertical-transportation (VT) system for the proposed 15.5-km-long Ontario Line, which will include more than 300 elevators and escalators. The CAD10.9-billion (US$8.4-billion) rapid-transit project of the Government of Ontario is…

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Business acquisition and upgrade join tall building news from around the Great

Business acquisition and upgrade join tall-building news from around the Great White North

By rc-Admin | December 1, 2020

LATTA Elevators Acquires Escalator Company LEE ATTA Elevators Corp., based in Concord, has acquired Leading Edge Escalators Inc. (LEE), based in Oshawa, ATTA CEO Mark Attanasio announced in October. LEE founders Sam Ala and Cale Anderson will oversee day-to-day operations of ATTA’s new escalator division, serving national corporate clients, government agencies and commercial property owners.…

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Work abounds in and around the city

By rc-Admin | November 1, 2020

KONE Touchless Elevator System for Oakville Development KONE has been hired to provide six MonoSpace® 500 elevators with the Elevator Call touchless solution to Distrikt Trailside, a residential development taking shape in Oakville, a suburb of Toronto. It represents the Canadian debut of Elevator Call, a cloud-based solution allowing users to call an elevator with…

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Toronto and Greater Vancouver see high-rise construction progress, a plan and an approval.

Toronto and Greater Vancouver see high-rise construction progress, a plan and an approval.

By rc-Admin | October 1, 2020

The Well Megaproject Progressing in Toronto Construction work on The Well (ELEVATOR WORLD, August 2019), occupying nearly a full city block at Spadina Avenue and Front Street in downtown Toronto, is showing good progress, Urban Toronto reported in August. The mixed-use megaproject, being put together by a team of developers and architects, will eventually see…

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Vancouver Officials OK Downtown Tower

By rc-Admin | September 1, 2020

The Vancouver City Council has approved a downtown zoning change, giving the green light to a 29-story, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)-designed commercial tower, The Architect’s Newspaper reported in June. The project at 601 West Pender Street is being developed by Reliance Properties and will feature premium office space atop a retail base sheltered by a…

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Peelle Canada Responds to Covid-19

By rc-Admin | August 1, 2020

This Readers’ Platform explains how the 115-year-old company didn’t stop manufacturing, while addressing health and safety. by Michael J. Ryan When the world began to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Peelle Co.’s senior management met quickly to address not only our own sustainability, but also to brainstorm on how to best serve the elevator…

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Home Elevator Trends

By rc-Admin | August 1, 2020

Mississauga-based manufacturer sees customers’ tastes evolve. by Florence Facchini Over the past few years, Federal Elevator has seen new trends emerging for residential elevators, including automation and customized finishing. Customers are looking for personal elevators that can fit their existing home, décor and lifestyle. Here are a few marketplace trends: Automatic sliding doors: Elevator cab…

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Service, Technology Distinguish Dupar

By rc-Admin | August 1, 2020

Cambridge-based supplier has offered quality fixtures to the VT industry for 60-plus years. by Matt Irvin Dupar Controls, based in Cambridge, has been supplying the vertical-transportation (VT) industry for more than 60 years. Launched in 1958 by U.K.-based Dewhurst Group, Dupar supplies push buttons, panels, keypads and touchscreens to elevator contractors, both independents and OEMs,…

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