Building Services

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: The Future of Fueling

Ready to say goodbye to your gas station and say hello to the new electric vehicle charging stations in your condominium building?  McIntosh Perry can get you plugged-in. With the rapidly growing concerns about climate change and sustainable living, Electric vehicles are gaining popularity due to their performance, low emissions, and of course, low maintenance... Read more »

Questions & Answers – Module 4A (Consultant Design Certificates)

Written by, Rand Mahmoud, BSc. (Hons), Project Coordinator, Building Quality Assurance, at McIntosh Perry. Once Module 2A (Scope of Work) is submitted to Tarion to outline the work related to a new condominium, design consultants must submit Module 4A (Design Certificate). This is a crucial document that needs to be addressed and closely looked at... Read more »

The Buildings Show 2021: Building Condition Assessment & Safe Air Quality Solutions

The Building Show is North America’s largest event for products, services, educational programming and professional networking. Bringing together Construct Canada, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, PM Expo, and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion under one roof for the built community. We’re excited that our team will be presenting two full sessions at this year’s conference. The... Read more »

Questions & Answers – Module 2A (Scope of Work)

Written by, Rand Mahmoud, BSc. (Hons), Project Coordinator, Building Quality Assurance, at McIntosh Perry. A new condominium is one of the most complex construction projects with lots of moving parts. If you’re building a condominium in Ontario, you have to manage the Tarion process, which some find confusing. As one of the preeminent providers of... Read more »

60 Year Reserve Fund Studies

Condominiums, strata corporations, and coproprietors across Canada use reserve fund studies to guide their plans for future funding. In Ontario, the Condominium Act states the reserve fund needs to be adequate and updated every three years. The minimum prescribed duration is 30-years; however, at McIntosh Perry we’ve realized that a 30-year time frame misses several long-lived expensive items.... Read more »

Cranes Boom In Toronto Amidst The Pandemic

Toronto streets may not be filled with people but if you look up, you may notice a surprising number of cranes. According to RLB’s Q1 2021 Crane Index, Toronto has 208 cranes for both residential and mixed-used projects which is up from 84 cranes from their previous count. 20,000 condominiums started in 2020 and account for... Read more »

Community & Stakeholder Engagement

At McIntosh Perry, we know that community engagement is a key factor in building great communities, and that the success of any project depends on keeping the public and stakeholders informed. Starting by developing a thorough understanding of the project, we craft clear communication and create opportunities for all involved parties to share informed feedback... Read more »

Balcony Repairs

Most residential buildings have balconies.  These areas are an urban oasis for people to enjoy the vistas of high-rise living, get a breath of fresh air, or simply carry on a casual conversation with their neighbours.  They are an important part of the day-to-day fabric of building vibrant, caring, and cohesive communities in dense urban... Read more »

Luiz Leon & Associates Ltd. is Now McIntosh Perry

We’re excited to announce that Luiz Leon & Associates Ltd. has re-branded to McIntosh Perry. Based in Surrey B.C., Luiz Leon & Associates Ltd., has been offering dynamic and progressive structural engineering services to architects, developers, general contractors and government clients since 1995. Luiz Leon & Associates joined the McIntosh Perry family of companies in... Read more »

Toronto Condos Drive Crane Boom

Offering a glimmer of hope in a volatile market, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) tops the North American Crane Index with 27 per cent of the cranes on the continent, handily beating other major urban areas such as Los Angeles and New York. The report, created by RLB, tracks the number of cranes in Q1... Read more »