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CEL Celebrates 50 Years

Founded in 1963, Crossey Engineering Ltd. is celebrating our 50th Anniversary, a milestone that marks the company’s growth into one of Toronto’s leading building service engineering firms.

Ted Crossey, a mechanical engineer and graduate of McGill University, started RE Crossey and Associates in a sparse office on Charles Street with only a handful of employees. After being joined by Ron Firman, an electrical engineer, the office expanded quickly to offer full mechanical and electrical engineering services, primarily to the architectural community.  The company took on jobs that included various buildings at Dalhousie University, Trent University, Bank of Montreal, Roy Thomson Hall and the Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton (RMOC) building, before Ted’s retirement in 1992.

Taking over CEL leadership, Wally Eley and Clive Lacey orchestrated the company’s 1996 move to its current location in North York. As expansion continued, staff numbers grew, as did our expertise and offered services. In 2000, we celebrated the establishment of Consullux Lighting Consultants, an award-winning lighting design subsidiary, followed by the formation of Vertical Start-Up Commissioning (VSC) Group and CEL Gruen, our sustainability design and energy efficiency group. Our Telecommunications department was also formed, specializing in infrastructure and design.

CEL now provides nine different services and has worked on numerous prestigious and international projects, which include:

  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit
  • Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC
  • The Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  • The Four Season Opera House, Toronto,
  • Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto
  • Apotex, Richmond Hill Production Facility, Richmond Hill
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Mississauga
  • Al Maktoum Hospital, Dubai
  • Palm Island, Dubai

As we move forward, and technologies continue to shift and advance, we hope to remain consistently adaptable and efficient. We thank you for the business and support.

Here’s to 50 remarkable years – and to 50 more!

© 2017 Crossey Engineering Ltd.