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COMING SOON TO THE CITY OF THOROLD 


The City of Thorold and G. Douglas Vallee Limited are excited about the upcoming build of the new 16,000-square-foot District 1 Fire Station in Thorold, Ontario.  August 11, 2022, marked the groundbreaking ceremony for this event.  Construction is anticipated to begin in early September of this year and is estimated to be completed by mid-2024.  The facility will be Thorold’s new fire headquarters, also functioning as an Emergency Operations Centre, and will house 88 fire staff along with 21 career and 25 volunteer firefighters. 

You can read more on this by clicking the following link:

Simcoe Toyota Just Got Bigger!

 

After 32 years, the Simcoe Toyota dealership is now in the process of expanding. In February of this year, the family-run business started construction of a new dealership which will be more than double its current size. This new building, expected to be finished in August of 2023, will still have the Queensway address, just a new face. 

Further details about this can be read in the Simcoe Reformer with the following link:

https://www.simcoereformer.ca/news/local-news/simcoe-toyota-gets-upgrade-from-the-ground-up

BRIDGING THE GAP – HERITAGE PROFESSIONALS COVER STORY
Waterford Trail Pedestrian Bridges has been featured as the cover story of the provincial newsletter for the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals. Our own Ryan Elliott wrote the article with the photographic cooperation of the Waterford Heritage & Agriculture Museum and local amateur photographer Joe Postill. 

This cluster of four bridges (Thompson Overpass, Black Bridge, Miedema Bridge, and East Gap Bridge) form an integral part of the Shadow Lake Trail system and the revitalization of downtown Waterford. All of the bridges were proudly designed by the Structural Team at G. Douglas Vallee Limited!

You can read the story by clicking here: https://lnkd.in/gaxJUThC 

We want to take this time to thank Mark Martynowicz and Yvonne Martin for their many years of dedication and hard work here at G. Douglas Vallee Ltd. and wish them both the very best on their retirement.
 




Mark Martynowicz, the Director of Architecture, has been with Vallee since 2006. Licensed by the Ontario Association of Architects, Mark brought over 35+ years of design and consulting experience with him. His portfolio was impressive and recognized while working on projects such as Elementary & Secondary schools with the BHNCDSB and GEDSB; Fire Stations/EMS stations ranging from as close as Norfolk County and as far as Township of Severn; various medical facilities such as hospitals, medical centers, and dental offices; and extensive industrial facilities such as Toyotetsu and Unilever. Mark was a valuable asset to our team, and his experience, ability, and knowledge will be greatly missed. Congratulations, Mark, on your retirement, and we wish you the very best as you begin your new adventure. 
 
 




Yvonne Martin started with G. Douglas Vallee Ltd. in 1998 out on Park Road, where Vallee once had their office. Her job ranged from helping the Technicians out in the field doing fieldwork to completing accounting and HR responsibilities, but as the company expanded, Yvonne stepped out of the field and focused on Finance and HR. She continued with that for many years and, in 2021, decided it was time for her retirement. She was a woman that wore many hats while at Vallee and will be greatly missed. Congratulations, Yvonne, on your retirement, and we wish you the vest best as you begin your new adventure. 

 

From the Staff at Vallee Architects, Engineers and Planners, we would like you wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The office will be closed Friday, December 24th, 2021 and resuming business hours Monday, January 3, 2022 remotely.

Should there be an emergency, please call:
519-410-1440

Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

22Dec2021
Donation

In December 2021, Vallee made a $5,000 donation to the Salvation Army to support their Community and Family Services. This donation was used to support local families over the Christmas Season.

G. Douglas Vallee Limited is pleased to announce that Jamie Smith has earned his Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation!We look forward to Jamie's continued contributions to our Civil Engineering team, now licensed as a Professional Engineer!

 

Congratulations to Jamie for earning his P.Eng. designation! 


G. Douglas Vallee Limited is proud to announce that Matt Alderson has earned his Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) designation. Matt has been a valuable member of the Vallee team since 2013, as a member of our Structural bridges and culverts group. 

Congratulations to Matt for earning his C.E.T. designation!

G. Douglas Vallee Limited is proud to announce that Norfolk County has selected our firm through a competitive RFP process for the design of the reconstruction of Colborne Street North in Simcoe. The award of this contract continues our long-standing relationship with Norfolk County, and we look forward to continuing with this successful relationship.

 

G. Douglas Vallee Limited continues to showcase our excellence in fire station design, being selected by the City of Sarnia through a competitive bid process as the Prime Consultant, Architect, and Engineers for the City of Sarnia's new fire station. This project is currently in the schematic design phase and construction is planned to start in early 2022.

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