General Contractors & Construction Managers
with Expertise in Historic Buildings &
Heritage Restoration

Commercial Renovations
Institutional Renovations                                   
Masonry Restoration
Wood Restoration

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ABOUT US

DJ McRae Contractors Ltd. was established by Donald J. McRae in 1972. Originally, the company specialized in heritage restoration. Since then we have grown to build a wide variety of institutional and commercial projects for clients ranging from the Provincial government to private clubs to museums. Our focus is to form strong working relationships with owners and consultants to ensure that there is a team environment on each of our projects.

DJ McRae Contractors is a proud member and supporter of:

 

Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP)

Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI)

National Trust for Canada

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO)

International Council on Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS Canada)

PROJECTS

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YORK CLUB

A life safety project that involved extensive mechanical, electrical and communications re-routing in the basement into cable trays, as well as heritage lime plaster walls & ceilings, and providing proper fire separations. (2018/19)

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KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

An interior renovation of a 2,000 sq ft event space which included new flooring, drywall ceiling, wainscoting, plaster wall patching & painting, stained glass window repair, audio/visual, mechanical, electrical, etc.  (2018)

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ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

Interior renovation of executive offices, board room and meeting room including new drywall partitions, flooring, patching & painting, ceiling repairs, and minor electrical work. (2018)

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401 RICHMOND ST WEST

A 7,000 sq ft 4th floor office that combined multiple existing tenants into one space. Walls made from douglas fir and glass with drywall bulkheads were built throughout to create a research centre, offices, exhibition space, etc. (2016)

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ST. GEORGE STREET

Exterior wood window restoration and painting for a heritage house, turned condo corporation, on St. George Street in Toronto.  Wood restoration included windows & sills, storm windows, and soffits, as well as benches and other wood exterior components.  (2017)

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GEORGE PEACH HOUSE

Masonry restoration & wood window restoration of a 19th century heritage house in Markham, ON. New storm windows & doors were made, and others restored, as well as brick masonry restoration, and new structural steel installed to support interior walls. (2018/19)

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HOLY NAME PARISH

Interior work included new elevator & shaft, washrooms, and accessibility ramp. Exterior work included foundation repointing & waterproofing, sump, new stone balustrades & railing, concrete stairs & landing, new sets of exterior heritage double doors (2016)

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IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CHURCH

A flooded 7,300 sq ft basement instigated this project including a new lift / elevator, and interior restoration including abatement, interior waterproofing, drywall ceiling & sound system, as well as new parking lot, and sidewalks. (2017)

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DANISH LUTHERAN CHURCH

The renovation included new flooring & drywall ceiling in the basement, ground floor, exterior concrete & railings, new entrance doors, new washrooms, life safety upgrades, and mechanical and electrical upgrades. (2016)

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APORIA RECORDS

A renovation at an iconic Canadian record studio which included interior scope of new offices, recording rooms,  basement waterproofing, epoxy flooring, mechanical & electrical upgrades, and exterior brick painting & roofing. (2016)

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GLENVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

An award-winning 1,000 sq ft limestone & glass addition for accessibility upgrades including a new lift, and interior renovations. Exterior work included 12′ deep underpinning, new concrete walkways and landscaping. (2016)

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QUEEN’S PARK (LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO)

This 12,500 sq ft basement reno was completed for security staff, including training room, locker room, offices, washrooms, and also party print shops.  Extensive demo & abatement was needed as well as mechanical & electrical upgrades. (2016)

AURORA UNITED CHURCH

The interior renovation of the sanctuary included structural reinforcement of the balcony with a new ornamental rail, new hardwood flooring, extensive drywall, paint, new aluminum glazing and electrical upgrades.

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ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

Phase 2 exterior restoration of St. Francis de Sales Church for the Town of Ajax. The scope of work included a new roof, copper flashings, masonry & window restoration, foundation repair, waterproofing, and landscape/parking.

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This 10,000 sq ft, historically-designated, building was renovated to act as the new administration headquarters for the Jesuits of Upper Canada. D.J. McRae met the challenges and completed the project on time.

KINGSWAY LAMBTON UNITED CHURCH

This project involved a new entrance to accommodate handicap access, a new handicap lift. Renovation of the washrooms, new office space, plaster, and paint, flooring and glazing along with along with the associated mechanical and electrical work.

ST. JOHN’S PARISH

Restoration of the church rectory to repair damage resulting from a fire. Scope of work included; demolition with structural reinforcement and replacement; new drywall, new flooring, electrical and mechanical, smoke sealing & entire refinishing of rectory, kitchen updates, new windows etc.

ROSEDALE UNITED CHURCH

The project consisted of extending the altar to allow for multi-functional use, new wood patterned floors replaced carpet and painting of the walls and ceilings enhanced a previously dull and dark space. Faux finishes were used throughout to replicate stone and marble.

QUEEN’S PARK (LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO)

These projects included stone conservation & replacement, window restoration, poulticing and interior window restoration and excavation. Details included various Dutchmen, pointing, DHL and extensive stone replacement (225+ stones).

NEWMAN CENTRE

This project was located in a heritage building where D.J. McRae Contracting has completed a significant amount of work over the years. This specific renovation project included interior modifications to the sprinkler systems as well as various other interior renovations.

ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL

D.J. McRae has been providing construction services for St. James Anglican Cathedral (Heritage Building) for over 20 years under numerous Deans. We have completed additional work at other buildings they control including the crematorium and St James the Less Chapel.

EVANGEL HALL PERGOLA/GREEN ROOF

Installation of a 450 sq. ft green roofing system on the high roof. This also included a 120 sq. ft cedar/steel framed pergola with glazing that was installed on the low roof, complete with a wood decking system.

SAINT BARNABAS CATHOLIC CHURCH

1500 sq. ft addition to the church included concrete foundation, entrance stair and ramp; aluminum entrance doors and windows; stone cladding with energy efficient building envelope; structural steel frame; site service tie in for storm and sanitary.

WELLINGTON SQUARE UNITED CHURCH

4000 sq ft addition included concrete & block foundation, hybrid structural steel/light steel framing structure, aluminum windows and doors, reclaimed brick and EIFS for exterior cladding, EPDM built up roofing, geothermal heating system, new fire service with sprinklers, millwork & finishes, site grading and landscaping.

ST. GERTRUDES PARISH

Part of the project included the construction of a new Rectory using traditional stick framing and a portion of the building required load bearing steel stucco with EIFS. D.J. McRae was responsible for the design and engineering of the steel component of the structure.

DELTA MEADOWVALE HOTEL

This project involved the construction of a new building within the existing hotel complex to house a waterslide and pool. Site access was limited which necessitated the use of crane to lower materials and equipment into a central courtyard.

ROM C5 RESTAURANT

This project involved the fit-out of this high-end restaurant, including mechanical, electrical, millwork, flooring, drywall and painting. Its completion met the strict deadlines imposed by the owner and their satisfaction speaks to our ability to undertake demanding, high quality projects.

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CONTACT

Ph: 416-532-3078         Em: info@djmcrae.ca        Address: 1978 Yonge St, Unit 202, Toronto, ON, M4S 1Z7

Ph: 416-532-3078

Em: info@djmcrae.ca

Address: 1978 Yonge St, Unit 202,
Toronto, ON, M4S 1Z7