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Our Heritage

For over 140 years, Aecon and its predecessor companies have helped build some of Canada’s most important and famous infrastructure:

  • The CN Tower
  • St. Lawrence Seaway
  • Highway 407
  • The Vancouver Sky Train
  • The Montreal-Trudeau International Airport

(To name just a few)

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History

Aecon’s predecessor companies include some of Canada’s most renowned construction names. Over the years, companies such as The Foundation Company of Canada, Jackson Lewis, Lockerbie and Hole, Banister Pipelines, Nicholls-Radtke, Pitts Engineering Construction, and Armbro have come together to form what we now know as Aecon.

Explore Our Evolution

Starting out in the 1950s as my family’s prefab concrete business, the Aecon story is one of evolution and progress. The coming together of companies and people across the country (and beyond) to become the Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development.
 John M. Beck, Founder and Executive Chairman

Landmark Projects

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CBC Headquarters

Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto entered service in 1993. Aecon also redeveloped the CBC Vancouver headquarters, reaching completion in 2009.

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Complexe Desjardins

Montreal, Quebec

Covering a total area of approximately 4 million square feet, Complexe Desjardins is the largest building in the Montreal metropolitan area.

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Ferihegy Airport Expansion

Budapest, Hungary

Aecon completed construction of a new terminal (2/B) and the modification of an existing terminal (2/A), including apron, taxiways, roads, bridges and other airside and landside infrastructures.

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Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric

Himalayan Mountains, Northern India

The 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Project, located in Kinnaur and Shimla Districts of Himachal Pradesh, was a run-of-the river type development, proposed to harness hydroelectric potential of the upper reaches of the river Satluj.

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Wolsong Tritium Removal Facility

Wolsong, Korea

Aecon assembled one of the comprised four AECL skids destined for the Wolsong Tritium Removal Facility located in Korea.

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John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project

Campbell River, British Columbia

The first P3 delivery of a hydroelectric facility in Canada; this project fostered excellence from the outset, with its innovative underground design and commitment to environmental protection.

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Quito International Airport

Quito, Ecuador

A winner of multiple industry awards, this state-of-the-art airport is an engine of economic growth for Ecuador.

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Cross Israel Highway

Israel

This P3 project was the first of its kind in Israel. Modelled after Ontario’s Highway 407 ETR, it is widely recognized as a resounding success.

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Highway 407 Express Toll Route

Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

The world's first electronic toll highway created much-needed traffic relief for commuters across the north of Toronto utilizing the P3 approach.

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Bloor-Danforth Subway

Toronto, Ontario

The construction of Toronto's subway system helped to move Toronto forward as a modern North American city.

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CN Tower

Toronto, Ontario

The construction of Canada's most recognizable landmark created the tallest free-standing structure in the world.

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Gardiner Expressway

Toronto, Ontario

The construction of the Gardiner Expressway modernized travel at the time into the downtown core of Toronto.

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Lester B. Pearson International Airport

Toronto, Ontario

The construction of Terminal 1 and 3 helped establish Pearson International as Canada’s largest airport.

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Montreal-Trudeau Airport

Montréal, Quebec

Construction of the Montreal-Trudeau Airport modernized international and domestic air travel into Montreal.

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Pantages Theatre

Toronto, Ontario

The construction of the beautiful Pantages Theatre brought old world sophistication to Canadian culture.

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Place Ville Marie

Montréal, Quebec

The construction of one of Canada's first "skyscrapers" brought Montreal into the modern age.

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St. John's Harbour

St. John’s, Newfoundland

The modernization of St. John's Harbour improved trade to Canada and brought prosperity to Newfoundland.

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St. Lawrence Seaway

Iriquois, Ontario

Connecting the Great Lakes to ocean shipping was critical to expanding Canadian trade and our economy.

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Vancouver Ferry Terminal

Vancouver, British Columbia

The construction of the Vancouver Ferry Terminal helped enhance travel between Vancouver and Victoria.

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Windsor Station

Montréal, Quebec

Doubling the size of Windsor Station helped the Canadian Pacific Railway unite Canadians from coast to coast.