Previous Projects


Overview: Ritestart partners and building contractors James Duncan and Darryl Edmonds completed this $50 million project, owned and operated by the City of Toronto, as Project Manager and Site Superintendent for Buttcon Limited. As the first phase of redevelopment for 10 Acre Site, this project included a variety of accommodations including independent living for seniors, assisted living, a community supported Adult Day Program and a 36 space Children’s Daycare Center. These programs share a sun-filled outdoor Intergenerational Garden for the residents, families and staff of Kipling Acres.


Project Construction Details: This 192 bed, 182,900ft2 facility was constructed 1.2 metres away from the existing 300 bed facility which was demolished as part of the contract. This project was completed in five phases all the while keeping the existing facility fully operational. The construction included three stories above grade, a partial basement level and four mechanical penthouses. This facility has 160 parking spaces, green roof area, a central kitchen, central laundry facilities and a full service shipping and receiving area. The project is certified LEED Silver.


Overview: This Design-Build seven-storey building accommodates 271 beds for the new Orillia Campus Student Community. Each floor includes a don suite, lounge, kitchenette, study room and laundry facilities. The main floor consists of communal student areas conducive to academic activities. The building is secured by the Salto Wireless lock system and all dorm room doors are integrated into the main buildings hardwired systems. Ritestart partners James Duncan and Darryl Edmonds completed this project as Project Coordinator and Site Superintendent for Buttcon Limited.


Project Construction Details: This 271 bed facility was constructed with poured in place concrete, structural metal stud, spray foam insulation and brick veneer. The construction included a full mechanical penthouse and partial basement level housing the main electrical service. This project is certified LEED Platinum.


Overview: Construction Management Fit-Out Project for McMaster University including new faculty washrooms, offices, a kitchenette, meeting rooms and a tiered classroom. Ritestart partner James Duncan completed this project as Project Manager for Buttcon Limited and with Jeff Jackson as Site Superintendent


Project Construction Details: Most notably all work was completed without disruption to the faculty or students during regular working hours. All materials were hoisted to a protected terrace and brought directly into the fourth floor. Fit-out included men’s, women’s and barrier free washrooms, a tiered classroom, complete A/V system, mechanical and electrical systems. Demountable wall partitions made up the majority of the interior walls.


Overview: Construction Management project at 101 Spruce St, Toronto. Originally a church, this heritage building was converted into a Kiwanis Boys and Girls club in the 70-80’s. It required renovation to provide more usable space and functionality. The project included removal of all interior finishes, structural removals and additions, additional floors and adding head height into the basement gymnasium. Ritestart partner James Duncan completed this project as Project Coordinator for Buttcon Limited.


Project Construction Details: All work was completed successfully on the subject property within confining property lines. The entire building was underpinned and basement depth increased to make a more functional basement gymnasium. Work also included adding a 4th floor elevator, glazed stair enclosure and entry door system. The complete renovation and addition to the existing Kiwanis Boys and Girls club project utilized the Hambro composite joist system.


Overview: Construction of a Temporary Indoor International Broadcast Centre for the 2015 PanAm Games, including temporary mechanical, electrical and communications services. The broadcast centre construction was completed in four weeks. It was used during the PanAm games and taken down in three days following the conclusion of the games. Partner James Duncan completed this project as Project Manager for Buttcon Limited.


Project Construction Details: The construction schedule for the project was six weeks, with five weeks of preparation. As a time saving measure and proposed alternate, prefinished vinyl wall board was installed to save time. The construction schedule was then advanced by two weeks. There was a requirement to dismantle and remove the materials from Hall B within three days once the PanAm games were completed.


Overview: GO Malton Station required a facelift both on the platform and at access points. On the platform, the existing canopy with faux turnbuckle bracing was extended and the new construction was required to match. An accessibility platform was added and all walking surfaces and visibility lines were stripped and renewed. The project included new additional heated platform shelters and restoration of existing ones. The existing tunnel was in need of leak repairs and was extended to glazed heated entrance an Presto pay station area.
Project Construction Details: Work was completed through the winter. Tunnel waterproofing consisted predominantly of crack injections at existing precast joints, cast-in-place concrete tunnel extension and glazed entry shelter, new platform canopy, shelter enclosures, an accessible platform and precast platform curbs. This was a stipulated unit rate contract. Partner James Duncan completed this project as Project Manager for Buttcon Limited.


Overview: New No Frills Grocery Store in Midland, Ontario. This project was a new store in a newly developed portion of Midland, ON. The new store was a constructed in a box store fashion following Loblaws design requirements. This was one of Loblaws first polished concrete floors in there No Frills chain and the finished product was exceptional.
Project Construction Details: Structural Steel Frame with Open Web Steel Joists, Sandwich panel exterior wall system, diesel fire pump and EPDM roofing. Partner James Duncan completed this project as Project Manager for Buttcon Limited.


Overview: Ritestart Limited was contacted to review a semi-detached, split level residence where the split-level portion the building was detaching and settling from the main level. After a thorough geotechnical borehole inspection, Ritestart developed a helical pile underpinning solution, prepared permit drawings, applied for and obtained permits for the clients and executed the project.
Project Construction Details: Design-Build Contract consisting of demolition of existing impacted concrete porch, excavation, helical pile underpinning, waterproofing and new sub drainage, new suspended slab porch and stairs, engineered railings, soft and hard landscaping. Work completed on November 11, 2016.


Overview: One of Ritestart Limited’s first projects. This Historical Building built in the 1880’s, produced buttons from oyster shells until operations ceased in the 1940’s. Today, the building is home to Button Factory Arts were the community gathers for art lessons, the performing arts and summer student programs. The building classification required structural upgrades to meet current codes for the occupancy type and Ritestart was selected to complete this project in September 2016.
Project Construction Details: Stipulated Price project included installing new structural steel columns on new concrete footings in the basement. The timber beams for the 1st floor, 2nd Floor and Attic were structurally sandwiched by steel channels and steel plate and the existing roof rafters laminated with new wood framing members. Work was completed on September 30, 2016 in 4 weeks.

Projects Underway


Overview: Ritestart Limited was awarded this project through the competitive tendering process with the City of Brampton. This project is an Interior Renovation of High Traffic Reception Area within Chinguacousy Wellness Centre for the City of Brampton. The existing desk was removed and replaced along with new tiled floors, new drywall bulkhead, and an new optical security gate system.
Project Construction Details: Stipulated Price project includes selective demolition, hoarding, drywall and acoustics, tiling and finishes, radiant ceiling panels and electrical & communications. The reception area remained open for the duration of the project.


Overview: Ritestart Limited was awarded this project through the competitive tendering process with the Niagara Parks Commission. The project consists of the addition of three new exit canopies at the Table Rock Complex immediately adjacent to Niagara Falls. The canopies are all designed to be aesthetically pleasing put serve as a function to protect tourists from falling ice. The design for the canopies are designed to withstand a live loading of 8.2KPa and are designed with protection elements for falling ice impact.


Project Construction Details: Stipulated Price project includes concrete foundations, galvanized structural steel construction, heat tracing elements, snow melt systems, copper roofing review. Work is currently ongoing, in the winter, immediately next Niagara Falls.