Somerville In The News
Somerville News Update - January 2019
2018 was a busy year for the Somerville team. Our construction division completed Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market and a number of key components for the Bentway that came to life under the Gardiner Expressway. Other construction projects included dockwall repairs to the Jarvis and Yonge Street slips and the ongoing revitalization of Queen’s Park North that saw Phase 1 completed on time and budget in December with Phase 2 now underway and projected for completion by August 2019. Our consulting division achieved some milestones in 2018 with the approval of Royal Park’s Bline Condos in Etobicoke that commences construction in the coming weeks, the approval and construction of Berkshire Axis’ new industrial condo project in Vaughan, and the approval and registration of 2 other multi-tenant industrial projects in Brampton and Vaughan.
Bellevue Square Park - July 2018
After nearly two years of construction, the park in Kensington Market has finally reopened with some necessary upgrades including a new splash pad for kids, more greenery, and accessible washrooms. Bellevue Square Park has long been the market's quintessential summer hangout spot, and Pedestrian Sundays haven't been quite the same without.
Queen's Park North - March 2018
We have recently kicked off one of the City’s newest park revitalization projects which will see Queen’s Park North undergo a significant facelift bringing new and upgraded permanent walkways, an improved pedestrian and jogging path, an enhanced promenade connecting the Highlanders Monument to the Canada and King Edward VII plazas and will see additional and enhanced plantings contributing to the existing extensive tree canopy that the park offers. Commencing in March 2018 the first phase of the revitalization will be completed in 2018 with Phase 2 being completed in 2019.
Moises De Lima Joins Somerville Construction - March 2018
Moises is our newest member of the management team at Somerville. He has 17 years of experience on “the tools” as a carpenter having started his career with Somerville in 2001. As our newest “Project Manager” Moises will report to Tony Vizzini, Somerville’s Lead Construction Manager, and will be an integral part of our current park revitalization projects including Bellevue Square Park and Queen’s Park North.
The Bentway makes magic in a hostile urban space beneath the Gardiner - January 5 2018
Somerville Construction is extremely proud to be part of the team currently working on The Bentway which saw the new skating trail open to the public January 6th, 2018. Somerville has, since the summer of 2017, installed new IPE decking for the future events stage, is currently completing interior finishes to washroom, maintenance and Zamboni facilities, and will be installing miscellaneous metal finishing throughout the site over the coming months.
Eva's Phoenix Wins Canadian Green Building Award 'Best Interior Design' - Fall 2017
Eva's Phoenix transforms 3810m2 of a 1930s heritage-designated municipal waterworks into a 50-bed transitional housing, education, and skills training centre for 16- to 24-year olds actively transitioning out of homelessness.
Bellevue Square Park Revitalization - October 1, 2017
Somerville Construction is currently working on the exciting revitalization of Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market, Toronto. Designed by Planning Partnership and Forrec the new park will introduce a splash pad, washroom pavilion, children’s playground, adult workout furniture, and many areas for local residents to socialize and relax. We are excited to see the park nearing completion.
These Toronto pups can’t get enough of Berczy Park’s new dog fountain - Toronto Life - July 7, 2017
Toronto’s dog lovers and their pet pooches have fallen hard for the new canine-covered fountain at St. Lawrence’s recently renovated Berczy Park. Despite some skateboard-inflicted damage to the porcelain paw of a golden retriever, humans and animals alike have been enjoying posing next to and playing in the water. Here, some of the best pics of Berczy’s furry visitors.
Berczy Park Opens - June 28, 2017
We are proud to have been part of the team that brought the Berczy Park redevelopment to life. Mayor Tory and Councillor Pam McConnell officiated the grand opening on June 28th, 2017. Thank you to Claude Cormier & Associates for the incredible design and to our many construction partners who helped us build this beautiful park.
A place for everyone and their dog - The Globe and Mail - June 16 2017
The dogs are staring up at a bone. As they do – a pug, a boxer, a beagle – they're spitting jets of water into a fountain. But wait: one of the big dogs, maybe a St. Bernard, has two children riding on its back.
The children are real, and so are the crowds of people on the hills nearby, but the dogs are hand-painted sculptures – all part of the newly renovated Berczy Park near Church and Front Streets.
David MacLeod Joins Somerville Construction - January 1, 2017
Somerville Construction is pleased to announce that David MacLeod has joined the firm as a new partner and will provide consulting and project management practice as a new service of the company. David has over 25 years experience in development, urban planning and growth management. David is currently assisting a number of clients in developing new residential, commercial and industrial projects across the Greater Toronto Area.