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Bartlett Residential and Mixed Use Levels


Chancery (Oshawa) The
Bartlett Limited Partnership

Project Completion

Fall 2018


Global Architect Inc

This 140,000 sf, 5 storey, 129 unit independent senior’s living building includes 1
level of underground parking, medical offices and pharmacy on lower level as well
as bistro and amenity spaces on the ground floor.
This project It is a poured concrete structure with masonry and EIFS exterior, and
aluminum windows & doors. Interior finishes include ceramic tile, carpet tile,
luxury vinyl plank flooring, paint, wall coverings, custom millwork, quartz counter
tops, etc.
This project was completed in Spring 2021!

Victoria Park Affordable
Housing Development


Victoria Park Community
Homes Inc.

Project Completion

Fall 2018


Chamberlain Architect

A new 5 storey affordable housing building with 24 units and a total of
approximately 25,000sf.
J.J. McGuire is providing Construction Management services during the preconstruction
phase, tendering and awarding contracts on behalf of the owner.
During construction J.J. McGuire will be the general contractor providing all
required sub-trades and services; architectural, mechanical, electrical and civil
work to construct the 24 unit project.

Jeff joined JJ McGuire in 1989, just two years after its inception. A graduate of Fanshawe College’s Construction Engineering Technology Program, Jeff came to JJ McGuire with hands-on field experience in supervising crews and an impressive handshake. Jeff started as a junior estimator, but it wasn’t long before Jeff’s dedication and hard work propelled him from that position through senior estimator, project manager, and Vice President to President of the largest construction firm in the Durham Region.

After almost 30 years, Jeff still enjoys getting up for work every morning. “I like the work. It’s different and it’s diversified. It’s always changing and it’s always challenging. We work with great people.”

Jeff is proof positive that hard work, honesty, respect, and integrity beget success.

Ontario lawyers bracing for building law changes

Ask Bruce Karn what is keeping him busy these days and the senior legal counsel at construction giant EllisDon will say it is the pending changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.

The Ontario government is significantly overhauling the 35-year-old legislation in two phases, he notes. The first phase is modernizing the legislation, which comes into effect on July 1. The second and more significant reform, however, will take place in October 2019.


Dongara Pellet Plant


City of Vaughan

Project Completion

September 1999


Barry Bryan Associates (1991) Limited

This plant is a waste processing facility located at the northeast corner of Highway 407 and Highway 27 in the City of Vaughan, Ontario. The building is very noticeable with (4) large silo’s, with the large pellet silo located on the east side of the building. The plant receives municipal waste each year from the G.T.A. and the regions of York, Durham and Peel. The waste is processed in the plant and is created into fuel pellets and sold as an alternative fuel source.

J.J. McGuire were responsible for the complete construction of the building. The exterior building envelope was built up of a concrete cast-in-place foundation, conventional steel, metal siding, EPDM Membrane roofing, and an exterior canopy. The interior of the building has offices made up of flooring, drywall, steel studs and a mezzzanine that reaches into the processing area of the facility.

One of the most unique features of the building is the bio-filter structure which is located under the finished floor. It is used to filter the odours coming from waste brought in from the municipalities.

Discretion and Fairness in Contractor Debarment

Contractor debarment in construction contracting by public-sector entities is a hot topic in Ontario’s construction industry. Debarment is a mechanism used by public sector entities to prevent contractors from bidding for various reasons, including contractor performance. It is sometimes referred to as “blacklisting”. Such provisions have come under scrutiny, particularly when used to debar a contractor from bidding where the contractor has been engaged with litigation with the contracting entity. Various municipalities and other public sector entities have debarment provisions in their policies, procurement, by-laws, tendering documents, and/or contract provisions


Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel Urges Caution on Tariffs, Quotas on Non-US Steel

Now that the Government of Canada has retaliated against unfair U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, the Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel is urging the Government to act cautiously before taking further action, including safeguards, which could severely disrupt the construction industry in Canada.


Energy efficiency drives design of Ontario waste management centre

The new Oxford County Waste Management and Education Centre in Ontario is an example of sustainable construction and renewable energy generation. It is anticipated the building will receive Zero Net Energy certification from the New Buildings Institute (NBI) after one year of monitoring.

Canadian protective measures against cheap foreign steel could raise home prices, say industry reps

Measures to protect the Canadian and American steel markets from cheap foreign steel may hurt the Canadian construction industry and raise the cost of home building, say two representatives from the Canadian steel construction industry.


Trades council says it can meet demand from $2-billion project

As Nova Chemicals gears up for $2-billion in construction in St. Clair Township, the president of the Sarnia-Lambton Building and Construction Trades Council says its members are ready to supply the skilled workforce the project needs.

Nova has begun preparing the site of a new polyethylene plant to be built over the next three years on Rokeby Line, next to its Corunna plant where work is also planned to double its production.

J. J. McGuire General Contractors