A titan of Canada's real estate industry, EllisDon Developments is a recognized and trusted builder with decades of experience, projects across the globe, a vast network of employees, clients, and partners, and a comprehensive array of services. Having become the largest construction company in North America, this major player is now moving into the realm of real estate development with EllisDon Developments.
Established in 1951, EllisDon Developments was started by brothers Don and David Ellis Smith as a small contractor in London, Ontario. Over the years, the company has successfully expanded across Canada and around the world, constructing landmark buildings like the SkyDome (now known as the Rogers Centre), which features the world's first fully retractable roof stadium, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, which features sweeping designs by architect Frank Gehry.
Today, the company's headquarters are in Mississauga. EllisDon Developments is fully employee-owned by its 4,000 worldwide team members — which sets it apart from most other companies of its scale and level of success. EllisDon's annual revenue is $5 billion, and its immense portfolio includes residential communities, universities and colleges, galleries and museums, hotels and resorts, data centres, research labs, hospitals, government buildings, and much more.
Beyond construction, EllisDon Developments offers a wide range of valuable services and unparalleled expertise to complete any project at any stage. Services include advising, digitizing, financing, designing, operating, and managing projects. The EllisDon group of teams includes Infrastructure Services and Technology, Capital Services, Construction Sciences, and Digital & Data Engineering. This fully integrated company is proud to cover everything and more with unmatched quality and consistency.
Now stepping into the development game, EllisDon Developments will bring the resources, expertise, and quality that, after decades of success in the construction business, EllisDon is known for. We are excited to see what transformative residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects EllisDon Developments will be building under their own name.
EllisDon Developments credits its phenomenal history of excellence to its dedicated relationships with employees, clients, and partners. Empowering its employees allows the company to excel in new and innovative ways as team members have the freedom and trust to do their work and bring creative ideas to the table. While EllisDon is a large enterprise, it moves as enthusiastically and flexibly as a start-up. And it never compromises on quality or mutual respect, handling each project and interacting with clients and partners with great care, integrity, and openness.
The company is committed to the communities it is involved in, whether building or living there, helping them to thrive long-term. EllisDon has regularly participated in community-enhancing initiatives, including Bell Let's Talk Day, the Heart & Stroke Foundation's Big Bike event, and the Terry Fox Run.
Other pillars of EllisDon's corporate commitment include building upon a foundation of diversity and inclusivity, fostering Indigenous relations in Canada, and championing sustainability on all fronts. The company has partnered with many organizations, such as Black North Initiative, Pride at Work Canada, Women ACT, and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Transparency is also key to reaching these goals, and EllisDon publishes annual reports as part of its commitment to people. The company has received recognition for its tireless efforts, winning the 2021 Canadian Construction Association Environmental Achievement Award.
As a leading construction company, EllisDon is also committed to building a culture of safety. Its aims include eliminating injuries and accidents and protecting the physical, mental, and social well-being of all employees and subcontractors. The company is proud to be one of the most conscientious in the industry, and it has several awards to prove it, including the Milestone Award for Safety awarded by the Ontario General Contractors Association in 2020 and Canada's Safest Employer Award presented by Canadian Occupational Safety in partnership with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services in 2016.
EllisDon has earned itself a sterling reputation as a reliable builder and excellent employer. It has received many other awards, including Deloitte's Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for 11 consecutive years in 2019, Mediacorp Canada's Greenest Employers in 2017, and Financial Post's Ten Best Companies To Work For in 2016.
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