Building products made in Ontario must meet some of the world's toughest performance and quality standards. With temperatures that range from -40° in the north to +40° in the south, Ontario's climate demands products that can perform anywhere. Ontario's architects, designers, planners and engineers are subject to Canada's rigorous engineering qualifications and standards of practice.
A surge in construction over the past several decades has brought new approaches and outstanding design to structures across the province, including Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and Sudbury's Science North. Today, Ontario architects and planners are employing those same talents in challenging projects all over the world, for example the World Trade Center Redevelopment in New York City, Canary Wharf in London, England, the Avenues Mall in Kuwait to name a few, as well as projects in Europe, India, the Caribbean and China.
Ontario building products are in active service from Dubai to Dallas, and all points in between. Our renowned architects and consulting engineers have helped ensure broad acceptance of our products in international markets. Ontario's engineers have been sharing their expertise with clients globally for decades, working on everything from airports, roads and bridges to hotels, hospitals and transit systems. And as one of the most multicultural jurisdictions in the world, Ontario can do business in virtually any language - and that's a definite advantage where you're designing buildings and structures worldwide.
Ontario is an internationally recognized leader in sustainable forest management, providing high-quality products from a reliable source of renewable resources. Our province was chosen as home to the Secretariat for the World Green Building Council, which provides its expertise globally in response to the growing international interest in establishing green buildings and communities.
Ontario's 15 engineering schools rank among the world's best, offering a variety of programs approved by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Ontario is also home to some of the world's most respected schools of architecture and design, and they produce a steady stream of skilled and talented professionals; more and more of them going on to become LEED accredited.
Engineering in Ontario has been a springboard to many innovative projects - the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre (formerly Skydome), the Royal Ontario Museum's (ROM) Michael Lee-Chin Crystal in Toronto, and the ETR 407, Ontario's first all-electronic toll system highway among them.