Lemay, one of Canada’s largest and most creative integrated designers of built environments, has announced a merger with Calgary-based architecture and interior design firm Toker + Associates.
“We are delighted to welcome the Toker team to the Lemay family,” said Louis T. Lemay, the firm’s president and excellence facilitator. “Toker’s excellent reputation and commitment to sustainability and innovation perfectly support our vision to become the Canadian leader and a world reference in the integrated design of sustainable living environments, through a distinctive approach.”
The addition of Toker’s 32 architectural and interior design experts boosts Lemay’s staff to close to 450 Canada-wide. This union of talent and resources from both sides will produce broader career opportunities and multidisciplinary collaboration, as well as support for anticipated growth, particularly in Western Canada.
“We are proud to join such an esteemed Canadian leader in offering a wide range of services to clients across Canada,” said Eric Toker, now a Lemay partner and former founding principal of Toker + Associates. “Lemay’s reputation for creativity and flawless delivery extends well beyond our borders. Both sides are extremely pleased with the fact that our missions and values are so similar.”
The merger will power the growth of both teams while offering clients complementary and renowned expertise nationwide. In turn, Toker + Associates will gain for its loyal clients the added value of integrated services in urban planning and design, landscape architecture, branding as well as other specialized services such as airport and health infrastructure development.
As new Lemay partners, Toker founders Eric and Dedre Toker will continue their leadership of the Calgary office, with a mandate to further develop markets in the region.
The transaction is effective as of May 9, 2017. Toker + Associates will operate under the name Lemay + Toker as of June 1, 2017, and maintain its current offices on 12th Ave. in Calgary.