Mary Anne Barkhouse art install 1
September 2 2015

Mary Anne Barkhouse art installation

Here is the progress on the public art installation at Toogood Pond in Markham, by artist Mary Anne Barkhouse. These pre-cut granite blocks were set in place with a book truck on a concrete foundation slab. The next steps involve concrete infill and paving for the surrounding surface, then installation of bronze statues and restoration.

Hawkins mule
August 26 2015

Kawasaki Mule

We've got a new ride to help us tackle our trail jobs!

Gambrel Journey
August 18 2015

Gambrel Journey Art Installation

The new public art installation by kip jones at Markham Museum is complete, and Hawkins Contracting was happy to be part of the construction and installation team. Referencing the design of a Gambrel barn, the steel and aluminum structure represents the history and future of Markham.  

Lynde Shores bridge install
August 12 2015

Late night bridge installation

The pedestrian bridge at Lynde Shores Conservation Area has successfully been installed. The bridge had a final touchdown on the abutments at approximately 11:00pm, making it our first nighttime bridge installation. Thank you to everyone for staying alert and working safely.

Tom Taylor Trail bridge
August 7 2015

Photo Friday – August 7

Getting ready for bridge installation at Tom Taylor Trail in Newmarket.

Markham Multi-Use cover
August 5 2015

New Project Awarded!

Markham Multi-Use Pathway Phase 2. We are proud to be awarded the next phase of a multi-use pathway construction in Markham, through the Rouge River valleys from Milne Conservation south-east to Box Grove. This project will involve limestone and asphalt pathway construction, installation of 4 pedestrian bridges, 6 entry nodes, steel-frame boardwalks, helical piers, concrete work, rock works, solar lighting, fencing, site furnishings, planting and seeding. Look for some site photos when work gets started this fall!

Oak Ridges Meadow
July 24 2015

Photo Friday – July 24

Progress at our Oak Ridges Meadow project, with concrete curbs and paving installed.

Bridge abutment Lynde Shores
July 22 2015

Bridge Abutments at Lynde Shores Conservation

Bridge abutments being poured at Lynde Shores Conservation Area, for a pedestrian bridge installation across a creek.    

Rocking Horse drone pic
July 13 2015

Rocking Horse Ranch aerial photo

Here is an aerial photo of the completed Rocking Horse Ranch Park in Richmond Hill.

Carruthers Trail cover
July 6 2015

New Project Awarded!

We are excited to be awarded the construction of Carruther's Trail in Ajax. This new trail will follow Carruther's Creek, from Tauton Rd. south to Rossland Rd, and will involve the construction of 575m of asphalt trail, pedestrian bridge, steel frame boardwalk with cantilevered awning, helical piles, trailhead connections, seating/picnic areas and viewing stations, shade structure, coloured stamped asphalt, concrete shore-wall and paving, rock work, trail markers and site furniture, and planting. We looking forward to working with Ajax and together successfully completing this important piece of recreational infrastructure!