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On March 1st, 2022, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) announced the selection of the Children First Consortium as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the Grandview Children’s Centre Redevelopment in Ajax, Ontario.

The Children First Consortium team includes: Applicant Lead - Amico Design Build Inc., Sacyr Construction S.A | Design Team: Parkin Architects, H.H. Angus and Associated Limited | Construction Team: Amico Design Build Inc., Sacyr Construction S.A | Financial Advisor: Stonebridge Financial Corporation.

The project is expected to reach financial close in the coming weeks, and construction is scheduled to begin shortly thereafter.

The redevelopment of the Grandview Children’s Centre will reduce wait times, make services easier to access, and improve the range of rehabilitation services for children and youth with special needs in the Durham region and its catchment areas. It will also be an open, welcoming and inclusive community-based paediatric facility supporting an integrated mix of rehabilitation, medical and clinical services, as well as education and research activities.

Specifically, the new Grandview Kids headquarters will include:

  • Centre-Wide Therapy Services: occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, therapeutic recreation, audiology, infant hearing, blind low vision, social work;
  • Autism Services;
  • Preschool Outreach Program;
  • School-Based Rehabilitation Services;
  • SmartStart Hub services for families with a concern about their child’s development;
  • Developmental Paediatric Medical Services including specialized medical clinics;
  • Family/caregiver resources and support; and
  • Campbell Children's School.

Design work on the project will begin in April 2022. Children First Consortium will then mobilize on site in May 2022 and construction will begin in September 2022. Construction is expected to be complete in spring 2024.

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Rendering of the Grandview Kids Hospital
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We are honoured to be named among Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2021, our third consecutive year of being recognized. 

The award has heightened importance for us as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. It reinforces the importance of a strong company culture together with a strategic focus on managing day-to-day operations, planning for the future and finding growth opportunities in uncertain times.

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“Over the past year, the pandemic has called on us to be nimble and adapt to a constantly changing corporate landscape. Our management team had been focusing on growth and enabling innovation and technology to enhance existing services and offer new ones. Looking back, this strategic focus allowed us to shift seamlessly overnight to working from home without skipping a beat”, said Paul Keenan, President. “And while it isn’t clear yet what the post-pandemic economy will look like, I am confident that our firm is better positioned to anticipate and address both the challenges and the opportunities because of our management rigour.”

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“Despite the upheaval of the past year, we’ve continued to invest in growing our capabilities in areas such as digital strategy consulting, low-carbon energy solutions, reality capture, smart buildings solutions and robotics – areas which are driving our clients’ business  goals,” commented Sameer Dhargalkar, VP Business Development & Marketing, “At the same time, we’ve been able to expand our presence in British Columbia and Quebec through growth of staff and new projects.”

Of course, we wouldn’t have been able to do this without the dedication of our employees and the support of our clients – we thank you for the important role you play.

The Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, now in its 29th year, distinguishes overall business performance and growth of best in-class, Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $15 million or more. To learn more about the award, click here

HH Angus contact:

Sameer Dhargalkar, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

Join HH Angus’ Nick Stark and The Ottawa Hospital’s Jessica Fullerton as they discuss Considerations for Planning & Design of Isolation Rooms to Improve Safety in Healthcare Environments. ”

Date: March 18 @ 1PM – 2 PM EDT

45 minute Panel Discussion followed by live Q&A
Webinar Registration Fee: $65 (including taxes and fees)

Isolation Rooms help to separate patients and residents in healthcare settings as needed to protect patients and staff. Typically, acute care hospitals allocate isolation rooms in hospitals, with some being simply private rooms, and others having specialized engineering depending on the clinical needs of the patient and the safety requirements presented.  Given COVID, hospitals, long-term care homes and other healthcare facilities are looking at increasing and potentially upgrading the design of their isolation rooms, and reconsidering engineering design to enhance safety in the facility.

This webinar covers:

  1. Differentiating between the different types of isolation rooms to meet specific needs and corresponding design criteria.
  2. Identifying infection prevention and control risks related to the design of building HVAC systems in ‘pressure’ (positive / negative pressure) critical spaces.
  3. Reviewing the role of HVAC systems in the context of Pandemic Planning and Catastrophic Event Management


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Nick Stark P. Eng., CED, LEED AP, ICD.D
Vice President, HH Angus and Associates Limited Consulting Engineers

In 40+ years at HH Angus, Nick has pioneered many innovative and sustainable initiatives as solutions to difficult challenges faced by clients. His technical expertise also benefits staff as he directs HH Angus’ Knowledge Management initiatives, ensuring the firm’s skillsets continue to lead the industry. In 2017, Nick was awarded the PEO/OSPE Medal for Engineering Excellence for his outstanding contributions to the profession. He spearheads the design and management of HH Angus’ P3 hospital projects, and served as the firm’s Principal-in-Charge for the massive $2 billion+ CHUM P3 project in Montreal. The team’s work on the project was honoured with the 2018 Schreyer Award, Canada’s highest honor for engineering.  Nick chair’s the CSA Subcommittee on Special Requirements for HVAC Systems in Health care Facilities, is Vice Chair of the CSA Subcommittee on Z8000 Canadian Health Care Facilities, and is a former member of the CSA Subcommittee on Infection Control during Construction or Renovation of Health Care Facilities.

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Jessica Fullerton, M.Sc. CIC
Construction Lead – Infection Prevention and Control, The Ottawa Hospita

As a member of the Infection Prevention and Control team at The Ottawa Hospital, Jessica specializes in health care facility design and construction, focusing on design elements to help prevent the spread of infection. She has provided Infection Prevention and Control expertise on a wide range of acute care, rehabilitation, ambulatory care, community health, and long-term care projects. Jessica’s passion lies in bridging the gap between health care design and how it can positively or negatively influence the care and safety of patients. She currently sits as a member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Health Care Facilities Technical Committee providing expert content for several standards related to health care design and construction. Jessica is the Chair and member of CSA training faculty for the Z317.13 Standard, Infection Control During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities.  

Consortium Moves on to Bid Stage

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have announced the shortlist of four approved bidders to participate in the RFP stage for the Go Rail Expansion - Union Station Enhancement Project. HH Angus is a member of the OneUnion Alliance team bidding for this important infrastructure project that is Canada’s busiest inter-city rail service area and the second busiest railway station in North America, serving more than 72 million passengers each year.
OneUnion Alliance is led by constructors Aecon, Modern Niagara and PNR RailWorks and also includes Mott MacDonald, Systra and HH Angus. Shortlisted teams were selected based on their team composition, experience with collaborative project delivery, health and safety, and previous related work. The project will include:
  • Construction of new platforms, with canopies and vertical access elements, such as stairs and elevators
  • Construction of two new tracks designed to allow for future passenger train speed up to 45mph, with associated signal works
  • Construction of a new concourse area below the new platforms that will connect the York, Bay and Via Concourse, Union Square and the Scotiabank Galleria and both York and Bay Streets
  • Storm water management system and other building systems.
The project is expected to be awarded by summer 2020. HH Angus’ dedicated Transportation Group has a number of current and recent transit infrastructure projects: Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (Pioneer Village and Finch West) TTC Sheppard Line Bayview Station Union Station Revitalization Project TTC Easier Access TTC Downtown Relief Line South You can read more about the Go Rail Expansion Project here.
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HH Angus is honoured to once again be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2020. This is our second consecutive year being selected for this prestigious honour, and we want to thank our clients and employees for the important part they played in helping us achieve this national recognition. The award, now in its 27th year, distinguishes overall business performance and growth of best-in-class, Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $15 million or more.

Paul Keenan, President of HH Angus

“We are grateful for this acknowledgement of our firm’s forward-looking strategy, as well as the engagement of our employees and their ongoing commitment to technical excellence and innovation,” said Paul Keenan, President of HH Angus. “We were thrilled to be selected for this award in our first submission last year. Being recognized again this year is a testament to the ongoing commitment of our employees, and the confidence of our clients, who place their trust in us year over year. Our expansion to Vancouver underscores our growth strategy, with the opening of a permanent office to support our local and national clients in BC. And as a knowledge-based firm, we are investing in continuous learning for our staff, and in the emerging design and collaboration technologies that will allow us to deliver on our clients’ goals for their built environment.”

Tom Halpenny, General Manager and VP Operations

According to Tom Halpenny, General Manager and VP Operations: “Having just celebrated our 100th anniversary, being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for a second year speaks to the stability of HH Angus, to the strength of our business strategy, and the enduring relationships we have developed with clients over the years.  Those relationships are built largely on the collaborative approach and technical expertise of our staff. This is a team win, and we all share in this award.”

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over 5 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels:

  1. Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year);
  2. Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review);
  3. Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years);
  4. Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more).

Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit:

Deloitte Canada's Best Managed Companies 2020

Canadian Business Magazine Canada's Best Managed Companies 2020


HH Angus Contact:
Sameer Dhargalkar | Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
HH Angus and Associates Ltd.
+l (416) 443 8200