Thursday, 14 November 2013

Project Focus: Regus 500 King Street West

We're always proud to work with organizations doing something just a little different. Regus is known around the world as the largest provider in flexible workspaces and one of the great things about this company is that it chooses some of the most unique and interesting spaces to build its offices.

Take one of the latest office spaces in Toronto: 500 King West. This beautiful building is a refurbished 19th century former factory that has undergone some pretty major exterior renovations in the recent past. For one, the building's former owner brought the original two-tone brick exterior back to life after it had been painted grey years ago. What a wonderful gift to the King West street scape!

Regus occupies the third floor of the industrial red brick building above a retail unit in King West's booming fashion district. It's convenient for commuting employees being close to public transit services, ferries and the city airport.

Royalty worked with Regus to create a fun and lively atmosphere with exposed beams and brick, bright colours and modern furnishings.

It looks like a perfect spot to collaborate on a big project or have a one-on-one meeting with a client.

This location is now open, but until you get down to see it, check out some of the other Regus office locations we've worked on in the past.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Project Focus: SUBWAY - Toronto Pearson International Airport

The woman ordering above was the first customer at this new location - congrats!

Toronto Pearson International Airport has been stepping up the game lately in terms of offering new and fresh food options for travellers. SUBWAY® Restaurants found great success with its first location in Terminal 1 since opening early last year and decided to add a second location to Terminal 3 recently.

Royalty once again worked with SUBWAY on this project which was considered a highly-sensitive location involving core drilling above an electrical back-up generator station below.

Project Manager: Mark Fazio
Site Supervisor: Tom Allardyce

To read about more projects like this one, visit our projects page here.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Project Focus: DAVIDsTEA - Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto

You can't go too far these days without seeing a teal and white DAVIDsTEA sign out of the corner of your eye--the stores are popping up all over the continent and Roncesvalles Avenue in Toronto, Ontario is no exception. 

The DAVIDsTEA construction team was pleased with Royalty's completion of the Pearson International Airport location that we were approached once again to complete the 2,000-foot store on Roncesvalles Ave. which included trendy faux brick walls, bright colours and modern furnishings.

Just like the DAVIDsTEA team is passionate about great tasting tea, Royalty is passionate about working with innovative organizations with great vision. 

Project Manager: Mark Fazio
Site Supervisor: Mike Sheridan

To see other projects like this one, visit our project page here.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Royalty works with Shoppers Drug Mart on second enhanced beautyBOUTIQUE™

Photo courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
Royalty is proud to have completed a recent expansion of the Shoppers Drug Mart location in Toronto's Eaton Centre. This project features Canada's second enhanced beautyBOUTIQUE™ offering customers an elevated prestige beauty experience. 

The 4,000 square-foot beautyBOUTIQUE features new fixtures, digital signage, an enhanced fragrance and derm areas and provides customers with a luxurious retail environment complemented by a wide assortment of prestigious brands.

"We worked with Shoppers Drug Mart to build the first phase of this store relocation and we are pleased to have been selected once again to complete the beautyBOUTIQUE™expansion." said Greg Flagler, Vice President, Royalty General Construction and lead project manager on this expansion.

Photo courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
According to the Shopper's Drug Mart press release, the design was inspired by a gift box and the idea of unravelling a ribbon to reveal the present. The ribbon concept can be seen in the elements of the store design including the digital signage wrapped around the boutique and the finishing elements extending over the fixtures to the ceiling. The boutique's design allows customers to feel comfortable browsing in an environment that is modern, sleek and interactive while also catering to their need to complete their shopping quickly.

For more information or to see more retail projects like this one, visit Royalty General Construction here.

Photo courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation

Friday, 1 February 2013

Royal Introduction

Royalty General Construction is pleased to announce the release of our new blog. For those that are new to blogging, it's a chance for us to share the current events at Royalty with all of our clients, friends, employees and fans.

To start, we would like to direct our followers to our updated website.

The layout is the same, but the content has been updated and refreshed.  We have included a link to this very blog, providing a direct connection between website and blog.  There is also a link to our new Royalty General Construction Group on Linked in.

The 'About Us' page now includes Tom Simovic, an experienced project manager who started in 2011 with us and is a welcome addition to our managements team.  Also added is Alex Hewitt, our newest addition to Royalty's impressive list of experienced site supervisors.  Both Alex and Tom bring new ideas to Royalty and are key members of our team.

The list of our valued clients has been improved to include some of our latest project clients (i.e. David's Tea, Body Shop, Regus, and JYSK).

Royalty has made an effort to diversify our client portfolio in the last few years. By networking and reaching out to industry-leading companies, Royalty has successfully introduced respectable customers to our list of clients and we are proud to showcase these projects.  Below are project samples of some of these new clients.

Toronto Pearson- Terminal 1

Our extensive work continues with the GTAA and the many tenants that make their home at Toronto Pearson. Royalty has worked with various tenants as of late to fit-up their newest locations within Terminal 1.

Davids Tea

The Body Shop

Subway Restaurant

Royalty has worked with Regus to construct several new GTA Business Centre locations, offering solutions for commercial office spaces.

Regus - Various Locations in ON 
(photos courtesy of

Downtown Toronto- 151 Yonge Street

London ON, 380 Wellington Street

Meadowvale, 7111 Syntex Dr, Mississauga


JYSK (Yisk) is a Danish retail chain, selling mattresses, furniture and d├ęcor, etc. JYSK is the largest Danish retailer operating internationally, with 2,000 JYSK-stores in 34 countries. Currently the retail chain opens 3 new stores every week somewhere in the world. 

Royalty has built 3 locations to date, including Guelph and Burlington this past summer.

JYSK Guelph, ON

Stay tuned for the latest updates on our completed projects, upcoming events and general updates of our company!