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COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

Venture Metal Works Incorporated has over a decade of experience and expertise in design, engineering, and fabrication for commercial projects across a range of industries throughout Southern Ontario. Our services for commercial projects include design-assist and fabrication for miscellaneous and architectural metal applications, structural steel, stainless steel, ornamental railings, and custom architectural features.

See Featured Commercial Projects Below!

 

33 BLOOR EAST

The 17-storey office building at 33 Bloor East was restored and revitalized in 2020 after almost three decades since the building’s opening in 1991. The Postmodern office tower features a reimagined ground floor containing new retail spaces, as well as a modernized lobby to serve the 300,000 ft² office tower above. The project involved major exterior changes at the base of the building, with an enclosure and re-cladding throughout the first two floors of the Bloor Street frontage, and similar recladding for a small portion of the Hayden Street frontage surrounding the south entrance. The plan also included a redesign of ground-level and below-grade interior spaces, featuring a white curved architectural ceiling. Along with the new look, renovations will also bring 8,320 ft² of retail space to the site's Bloor Street East frontage, and an additional 6,264 ft² fronting onto Hayden Street to the south.


Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Location: 33 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON

Year Completed: 2020

​Services Provided:

  • Main Entrance & South Side Vestibules

  • Perforated Panels for Curved Architectural Ceiling

  • Stainless Steel Elevator Door Jambs, Header and Transom

  • Stainless Steel Railings & Glazed Panel Cladding

  • Structural Support for Curved Architectural Ceiling

  • Structural Headers & Fencing

Main Entrance Vestibule & Header
Main Entrance Vestibule & Header
Stainless Steel Railings & Glazed Panel Cladding
Stainless Steel Railings & Glazed Panel Cladding
Stainless Steel Railings & Glazed Panel Cladding
Stainless Steel Railings & Glazed Panel Cladding
Stainless Steel Railings
Stainless Steel Railings, Elevator & Entrance
Stainless Steel Elevator Door Jambs, Header and Transom
Stainless Steel Elevator Door Jambs, Header and Transom
Stainless Steel Elevator Door Jambs, Header and Transom
Stainless Steel Header, Baseboards & Extinguisher Box
Perforated Panels for Curved Architectural Ceiling
Perforated Panels for Curved Architectural Ceiling
Stainless Steel Baseboards and Reveals
Stainless Steel Header & Baseboards
South Entrance Vestibule
 

BMO FIRST CANADIAN PLACE - HEAD OFFICE

The full-scaled renovation project for the Bank of Montreal's Head Office at First Canadian Place required tremendous planning and coordination from all contractors involved. Along with the main branch undergoing renovations at the street level, the six floors that make up the Head Office above was restored with new stainless steel staircases and railings, complimented by immaculate glass balustrades. Construction and installation had to be phased in order for the BMO branch to remain in operation throughout the process.

Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Location: 100 King St W, Toronto, ON.

Year Completed: 2012

​Services Provided:

  • New Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing (6 floors)

  • Structural Steel Framing for New Openings

  • Stainless Steel Wall Claddings

  • Glass Smoke Baffles

Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing
Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing
Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing
Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing
Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing
Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing
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Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing
Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing
Interoffice Stainless Steel Staircase with Glass and Stainless Steel Hand Railing
 

CF TORONTO EATON CENTRE OFFICE TOWER - MAIN ENTRANCE & ATRIUM

The CF Toronto Eaton Centre Office Tower stands tall in the heart of downtown Toronto. With 1.9M ft² of modern office space, these four office towers seamlessly connect office, retail, transit, dining, and entertainment, all atop North America’s most vibrant and populous shopping centre. The project included renovations for the main entrance interior swing doors and transom with a new automatic slider-door system, new stainless steel column cladding, and new elevator facades. All renovations took place without any impact on pedestrian traffic during mall hours.

Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Location: 250 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON.

Year Completed: 2015

Services Provided:

  • Miscellaneous, Architectural Metals and Structural Steel

  • Design Assist Stainless Steel Column Cladding

  • Stainless Steel

    • Elevator Door Jambs, Header and Transom

    • Railings

    • Baseboards and Reveals

  • New Structural Steel Framing

Stainless Steel Railings & Design Assist Stainless Steel Column Cladding
Stainless Steel Railings & Design Assist Stainless Steel Column Cladding
Stainless Steel Railings & Design Assist Stainless Steel Column Cladding
Stainless Steel Railings & Design Assist Stainless Steel Column Cladding
Stainless Steel Baseboards and Reveals
Stainless Steel Elevator Door Jambs, Header and Transom
Stainless Steel Elevator Door Jambs, Header and Transom
Stainless Steel Elevator Door Jambs, Header and Transom
 

SCOTIA PLAZA

Renovations of the Scotia Plaza lobby, ground floor, and concourse floor were implemented to modernize one of Canada's tallest skyscrapers. The concourse floor renovation included a complete refresh of the walkways that connect the 45 stores and a 455-seat food court to the underground PATH system.


Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Location: 40 King Street W, Toronto, ON.

Year Completed: 2016

Services Provided:

  • Miscellaneous, Architectural, and Structural Metals

  • Entrance Canopy

  • Stainless Steel Reveals

  • Stainless Steel Architectural Ceiling

  • Stainless Steel Railings

  • Glass Balustrades

  • Lighting Feature Frame

Stainless Steel Architectural Ceiling & Glass Balustrades
Stainless Steel Architectural Ceiling & Glass Balustrades
Stainless Steel Reveals & Wall Feature
Stainless Steel Reveals
Stainless Steel Architectural Ceiling, Reveals & Railings
Stainless Steel Architectural Ceiling, Reveals & Railings
Stainless Steel Architectural Ceiling, Reveals & Railings
Stainless Steel Architectural Ceiling, Reveals & Railings
Stainless Steel Architectural Ceiling & Railings
Stainless Steel Architectural Ceiling & Railings
Stainless Steel Railings
Stainless Steel Railings
Stainless Steel Railings
Elevator Door Jambs & Reveals
 

WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES WINERY & DISTILLERY

Completed in 2017, the 23,000 ft² facility includes a winery, distillery, tasting areas, retail and hospitality spaces, fermentation facilities, offices, and barrel storage areas. The modern barn-like structure, designed by architect Gren Weis, features an exaggerated structure with immense glass walls to allow for uninterrupted views between the interior spaces and the landscape beyond. Large views are seen as an important feature for the appreciation and engagement with the vineyards and connection to the winemaking and distillation process. The building’s materials also pay homage to the surrounding agriculture lands using a light metal roof, stained wood siding, and a mixture of concrete/stone interventions. The winery and craft distillery will have two floors with a covered structural steel walkway connecting the two buildings.


Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Location: 1219 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Year Completed: 2017

Services Provided:

  • Miscellaneous, Architectural, and Structural Metals

  • Feature Exterior Spiral Stair

  • Feature Interior Stair in Gift Shop

  • Complete Structural Steel Framing

  • Structural Steel and Railings at Patio

  • Access Stairs and Platforms in Distillery

Structural Steel at Main Entrance
Structural Steel at Main Entrance
Structural Steel at Main Entrance
Structural Steel and Railings at Patio
Structural Steel at West Entrance
Structural Steel and Railings at Patio
South Entrance and Patio
Feature Spiral Stair
Feature Spiral Stair
Feature Stair in Gift Shop
Feature Stair in Gift Shop
Access Stairs and Platforms in Distillery
Access Stairs and Platforms in Distillery
Access Stairs and Platforms in Distillery
Access Stairs and Platforms in Distillery
 

BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT

The three-year rehabilitation initiative of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport was necessary to replace existing aging civil and electrical infrastructure and ultimately modernize the airport. This work included replacing the runway lighting to energy-efficient LED lighting, restoration of the runway and reconfiguring taxiways. Special procedures such as the barging of materials and supplies were implemented to ensure minimal impacts on local residents as well as travellers. These initiatives to modernize the airport will ensure it continues to serve as an economic engine for the city, provide much needed aviation service and provide efficient service to the 2.5 million passengers who travel through the airport each year. In 2019, the airport received an Environmental Achievement Award for Best Innovative Project for its implementation of the three-year Airfield Rehabilitation Program.


Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Location: 2 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON

Year Completed: 2018

Services Provided:

  • Stainless Steel Railings

  • Stainless Steel Baseboards, Corner Guards, and Reveals for Terminal and Bathrooms

  • Stainless Steel Round Column Baseboard and Trims

  • Supports for Feature Glass Flags

  • Stainless Steel Fire Extinguisher Cabinet

  • Structural Steel Access Stair

Stainless Steel Baseboards, Corner Guards, & Reveals
Stainless Steel Baseboards, Corner Guards, & Reveals
Structural Steel Support for Feature Glass Flags
Stainless Steel Baseboards
Stainless Steel Baseboards
Stainless Steel Railing
Stainless Steel Baseboards, Corner Guards, & Reveals
Stainless Steel Baseboards, Corner Guards, & Reveals
Stainless Steel Baseboards, Corner Guards, & Reveals
 

THE OUTLET COLLECTION AT NIAGARA MALL - SAKS 5TH AVENUE OFF 5TH AVENUE

The Outlet Collection at Niagara was one of three locations selected for the Canadian debut of Saks Fifth Ave. Off 5th Ave. stores. Construction included a full-scaled erection of 32, 000 ft² of structural steel, adjacent to The Eatery in the open-air outlet shopping centre. The new outlet officially opened on March 17, 2016.

Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Location: 300 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.

Year Completed: 2016

Services Provided:

  • Miscellaneous, Architectural Metals and Structural Steel

  • Design Assist

  • Structural Steel and Architectural Trusses

  • Architectural Wine Rack Feature

  • Miscellaneous Metal Architectural Canopies

  • Value Engineer Roof Top Air Handling Unit, Structural Steel Framing

Front Entrance
Rear Entrance Canopy
Architectural Wine Rack Feature
Architectural Wine Rack Feature
Architectural Wine Rack Feature
Architectural Wine Rack Feature
Structural Steel & Architectural Trusses
Structural Steel & Architectural Trusses and Miscellaneous Metal Architectural Canopies
Structural Steel & Architectural Trusses and Miscellaneous Metal Architectural Canopies
Structural Steel & Architectural Trusses and Miscellaneous Metal Architectural Canopies
Structural Steel & Architectural Trusses and Miscellaneous Metal Architectural Canopies
 

TORONTO-DOMINION CENTRE PAVILION

The TD Centre Pavilion structural steel retrofit was one of the major phases that made up the $200M renewal initiative of Cadillac Fairview’s TD Centre in 2018. The revitalization of the double-height banking pavilion was meticulously planned to ensure every detail of stays true to the original 1969 design. Retrofitting the heritage building required a collaborative effort of the engineering and project management teams to ensure the building is well-supported for the future. The successful structural revitalization ultimately preserves Mies van der Rohe’s signature International Style architectural design.


Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Location: 66 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON.

Year Completed: 2018

Services Provided:

  • Paint, Sealing, and Sill Revitalization

  • Design Assist for Reinforcement on Existing Architectural Structure

  • Railing Modification and Replacement

  • Loading Dock Guards

  • Miscellaneous Structural Steel

Sill Revitalization
Sill Revitalization
Sill Revitalization
Sill Revitalization
Sill Revitalization
 

YORKDALE SHOPPING CENTRE

The $220M expansion of the indoor mall began early 2011, which included a 150,000 ft² addition, 800-space underground parking structure, and the exterior architectural steel features. Due to severe schedule constraints, steel fabricated components were produced by more than one manufacturer so that pieces could be manufactured simultaneously.


Contractor: EllisDon Construction and Building Services

Location: 3401 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON.

Year Completed: 2012

Services Provided:

  • Miscellaneous and Architectural Metals

  • Various Architectural Features

  • Decorative Stainless Steel

    • Bicycle Racks

    • Safety Bollards

    • Handicap Access Button Bollards

  • Stainless Steel Stairs and Railings

Stainless Steel Decorative Bicycle Racks
Stainless Steel Decorative Bicycle Racks
Stainless Steel Decorative Bicycle Racks
Stainless Steel Decorative Bicycle Racks
Stainless Steel Safety Bollards
Stainless Steel Safety Bollards