Projects – Institutional

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PROJECT: University of Toronto Chestnut

OWNER: University of Toronto



CONSULTANT / ENGINEER: Net Electric Limited

project details
The University of Toronto Chestnut Residence and Conference Center is a positive space celebrating the diversity of the surrounding community, students, and staff. This facility provides residence for students as well as public accommodation options during the summer season. The conference center services the university and the public and includes a variety of audio-visual options, food and beverage alternatives, parking, and a wide range of rooms and suites to accommodate any size of gathering.

Net Electric was responsible for the design of cable plant retrofit, Complete fibre optic & copper structured cable solution, and active residence during the entire project.

Net electric consulted with University of Toronto for the wireless design and installation

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Universtiy of Toronto Chestnut Centre

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PROJECT: OCAD University Fabrication Studios Renovations, Toronto

OWNER: OCAD University – Fabrication Studios


DATE COMPLETED: December 2019

CONSULTANT / ENGINEER: Morphosis / Teeple Architects / Two Row Architect, Toronto

project details
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, OCAD University is Canada’s largest art and design university. The university boasts a Creative City Campus which provides students with technology enabled, studio-based and experimental learning programs.

The Fabrication Studios expansion was initiated to renovate existing studios, provide new equipment and technology, and improve energy efficiency to the building systems.

Net Electric Limited, in partnership with Morphosis and Eastern Construction, was responsible for upgrading levels 1 and 4 of the existing system. Upgrades were made to power distribution, lighting and fire alarm systems.

In addition, Net Electric Limited is a PANDUIT ® Certified Installer. Using our qualification, a PANDUIT® CAT 6 network system was installed on this project.

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OCAD University Fabrication Studio Renovations

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PROJECT: University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine – MSB Lab & Support Room Renovations

OWNER: University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine




project details
In 2016, the federal and provincial governments provided almost $190 million dollars over two years to the research labs at the University of Toronto. The president of the university at the time quoted that the funding was, “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation”. The Medical Science Building (MSB) laboratories retrofit project was one result of the funding.

The project included major renovations of laboratories in the research tower and anatomy laboratories.

Net Electric Limited, in partnership with WSP and Eastern Construction, was responsible installing the power supplies for the condenser units, AC units, exhaust fans. In addition, Net Electric supplied and installed the power distribution system, light fixtures, switchboard, and large 750kW gas generator.

Net Electric also supplied and installed the communication systems and REES monitoring system for the fridges, coolers and incubators in the laboratories.

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MSB lab

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PROJECT: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) – Dr. E. Jackman Institute of Child Study Expansion

OWNER: University of Toronto OISE


DATE COMPLETED: September 2017

CONSULTANT / ENGINEER: Taylor Smyth Architects, Toronto

project details
Dr. Eric Jackman donated $5 million to the Institute of Child Study, the largest given in Canada for early development and childhood education. In recognition, the University of Toronto undertook expansion and renovation of their 85-year old building.

The expansion project spans over 3 floors and features a large pavilion, gym and auditorium. In addition to being a research-based teaching establishment, the institute provides community outreach programs in literacy and parenting.

Net Electric Limited, in partnership with the University of Toronto and Buttcon Limited, was responsible for the supply and installation of the security, AV, CCTV and communications systems.

Net Electric also supplied and installed the switch board panels, decorative lighting fixtures, electrical outlets, and fire alarm systems.

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University of Toronto OISE

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PROJECT: Century Gardens Recreation Centre

OWNER: Corporation of the City of Brampton


DATE COMPLETED: December 2008

CONSULTANT / ENGINEER: Giffels Corporation, Toronto

project details
Century Gardens is a recreational facility offering over 300 recreation programs to patrons. Located in the city of Brampton, Ontario, the facility boasts features such as soccer fields, aerobic studio, fitness centre, snack bar, steam room, auditorium, high capacity pool, two high capacity multipurpose rooms and two full size arenas.

The project consisted of several components which doubled the over all size of the centre. Some of the highlights
are a new full-size ice rink as well as the refurbishment of the existing rink, the renovation of the pool and lobby area and a new entrance and lobby.

Net Electric secured the electrical contract with PCL Constructors and was responsible for providing the distribution system, lighting system, fire alarm system, P/A system, audio video system and extensive communication cabling systems.

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century gardens brampton

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PROJECT: St. John’s Rehab Hospital, Toronto

OWNER: St. John’s Rehab Hospital




project details
St. John’s Rehab Hospital is located at 285 Cummer Av. Toronto and is the only hospital in Ontario solely dedicated to rehabilitation. The institution strives to help people return to active productive lives and can accommodate 160 beds.

Percon Construction subcontracted Net Electric to demolish and upgrade the buildings distribution system to allow for the upcoming 49,000 sq, ft expansion.

The upgraded distribution system included new switchboards, splitters, transformers, disconnects and feeders. The parties worked together to adhere to project specifications and meet the demanding timelines, all the time being mindful of the budget.

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st john's hospital

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PROJECT: York Region Administrative Centre, Newmarket

OWNER: Regional Municipality of York


DATE COMPLETED: November, 1992

CONSULTANT / ENGINEER: Mulvey & Banani International Inc., Toronto

project details
The York Administrative Centre is home to the Regional Municipality of York operations which oversees nine municipalities and provides services to over 1,000,000 people, 29,000 businesses and 4,950 employees. The four-story 400,000 sq/ft complex is easily identifiable by its four-leaf clover shape and sweeping architectural contours designed by world-renowned architect Cardinal. The complex features a four-story counsel chamber and clock.

Net Electric worked closely with Milne & Nicholas Limited to adhere to project deadlines and specifications. Net Electric was responsible for installing the lighting systems, distribution system, voice and data communications cabling, fire alarm system, generator system, security system, clock tower power and lighting, and a UPS system that also operates for the York Regional Police Headquarters and provisions for the 911 emergency response communications system.

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york region administrative building
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