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We are a forward-thinking and innovative environmental company, with a fully integrated infrastructure division. We embrace a spirit of innovation and collaboration.
York1 By The Numbers
A Legacy of Jobs Done Right
We are proud to be part of the history of Ontario’s development and growth and continue to seek out opportunities to serve our customers in innovative ways. YORK1 gets the job done smoothly, safely, and sustainably.
The 10.5-kilometre tunnel will divert combined sewer overflow from entering Lake Ontario and the Don River.
Located beneath Lake Ontario, the 3.5 kilometre-long outfall tunnel will help clean up the city’s shorelines and beaches with treated water.
The 2.2 kilometre-long tunnel is helping develop residential areas in Mississauga by delivering improved and refreshed water to houses and apartments in Peel Region.
Standing 553.3 metres-high this modern wonder of the world has the tallest freestanding building until 2007.
Having received over 40 industry awards, the Scotiabank Arena remains on the most renowned venues in Canada.
York starts work on a milestone project: Roy Thomson Hall in downtown Toronto. The company now boasts an equipment fleet of 25 trucks and other pieces of machinery.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is known to be the largest convention facility in Canada.
Our team participated in one of the deepest excavations in Canadian history, digging out 110 feet of earth to make room for the Scotia Plaza.
WORKING WITH THE BEST BRINGS OUT OUR BEST
We’re honoured to have the trust of some of the most respected organizations in North America.
PEACE OF MIND PERFORMANCE
We provide environmental services to both public and private sectors, with a focus on non-hazardous solid waste management, soil remediation and beneficial reuse, and liquid waste solutions. We operate across Canada with a large presence in Southern Ontario.
Our facilities and extensive fleet of collection vehicles support residential and commercial construction projects, municipal waste and recycling, and public infrastructure development. Our core values prioritize responsibility and sustainability, which is reflected in our wood recycling, scrap metal recovery, and low-carbon fuel initiatives.
Since our inception, customer satisfaction has been our top priority. Our reputation has been built on finding innovative solutions for complex construction projects comprising of demolition, abatement, excavation, shoring and remediation. YORK1 supports growing communities with utility and 5G installation, infrastructure tunnelling projects, sewer flushing and inspection services, and installation of water and sanitary distribution systems. We partner with Indigenous groups in Canada on demolition, decommissioning and rehabilitation projects and our team is committed to helping our customers make responsible, safe, and cost-effective decisions.
We are dedicated to finding innovative ways to provide quality service and we are proud to be part of Canada’s history, growth, and development. Including our involvement in iconic projects such as the excavation of the CN Tower and the construction of Toronto's Light Rail Transit. We are committed to protecting the environment and promoting a sustainable future. The waste we divert from landfills every day is fundamental to the subsequent health of our communities. We care, so we ensure all work is completed efficiently, safely, and responsibly.
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Want to build a career with a company that cares? Come join our team. We believe that getting the work done right means doing it safely and sustainably — for our employees, the communities we serve, and the environment.
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Since 1950, our customers have counted on us to get the job done right. That means staying true to our tradition of service excellence, by working smoothly, safely and sustainably. It also means delivering in the same dependable way—time and time again. That’s peace of mind performance, our promise to you. Through our work, we’ve helped communities and businesses with some of the most iconic architectural structures and major cleanups in Canadian environmental and infrastructure history.
Santo Guizzetti and his three partners begin York Excavating and Grading with just four trucks. What they lacked in machinery they made up for with ambition, hard work, and dedication.
After five years of operating out of Santo’s house and garage, York Excavating and Grading moves into its first commercial office at 8 Tangiers Road in North York.
York marks 25 years of continued growth. The York team is now 30-employees strong.
York begins working on the Air Canada Centre, now known as the Scotiabank Arena, home to the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
By now, York is established as an industry leader with proven expertise in small- to large-scale excavations backed by a 68-piece equipment fleet and powered by more than 50 employees.
York moves into a 25,000-square-foot office at 125 Villarboit Crescent in Concord.
Work begins on the Pan Am Aquatics Centre. In the same year, York Environmental Solutions LP is created as an affiliate company to York Excavating. The new company addresses the needs of construction and land development clients with services such as soil remediation, recycling, haulage and disposal.
York enters the site preparation business with the launch of York Demolition LP. This new addition positions York to deliver infrastructure services at nearly every stage of the construction process.
York maps out a new growth strategy that will see it evolve into an integrated environmental and infrastructure services business, through organic growth and acquisitions.
York Group of Companies, Triple Waste Management, Rumble Foundations, Trillium Recovery, SC Disposal, MCS Group, ACES Waste Management, Budget Group, United Environmental and Confra Utilities all bring their brands together as York1. With over 860 employees and a combined 70 years of experience and expertise, York1 stands as a leader in environmental and infrastructure services.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our values run deep. More than just ideas, they are traditions that guide us in everything we do.
We recognize that customer satisfaction plays an integral part of our success. We are focused on creating a customer-centric environment both externally and internally.
We take ownership and approach everyday with personal accountability and commitment and take responsibility for our actions.
We treat our team members, customers and stakeholders with mutual respect, and we value their contributions.
We strive for excellence in our services and in ourselves so that our customers and team members believe there is no better company.