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About Stephenson Engineering

For over 50 years, Stephenson Engineering has teamed with architects, developers, owners, government, communities and other stakeholders to help them achieve their vision by providing proven structural engineering expertise, a collaborative approach, and innovative thinking–resulting in projects that are functional, economical, sustainable and completed on time and on budget.

One of the first structural engineering consulting firms in Canada to champion the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to promote better understanding, coordination and constructability of projects, we remain at the forefront of technological advancements, enabling us to offer our clients creative, cutting-edge solutions to even the most complex structural challenges.


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With over 8,000 projects completed over the last five decades, we have the proven ability to engineer durable and practical structural solutions that are both successful and cost-effective. Our steadfast commitment to quality and unparalleled client service is the reason we have been so successful at building structures–and relationships–that have stood the test of time.

We have extensive portfolio in:

  • Commercial
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Mid-Low Rise Residential
  • Health Care
  • First Responders
  • Educational
  • Retail
  • Cultural
  • Justice
  • Industrial
  • Transporation
  • Building Envelope
  • Restoration
  • Physical Condition Assessment
  • Sustainability


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Structural Consulting

Stephenson Engineering earned a superior reputation for excellence in structural consulting. We approach each project as both an exciting challenge and an opportunity to showcase our innovative thinking and collaborative approach regardless of project size or scope.

Working closely with the entire design team, we consistently produce practical, durable, and functional solutions. Our complete solutions complement the original architectural vision, the end-use, the budget, and the construction time frame. Moreover, we objectively evaluate, engineer, and integrate the most cost-effective designs for our clients, giving them even greater return on investment.

From initial consultation to full structural specification and construction facilitation, we offer a complete array of structural design services, including the development of advanced and often groundbreaking solutions when conventional approach can’t deliver quality results.

The building science group of Stephenson Engineering has been providing rehabilitation and restoration services to clients throughout Canada. Our building science specialists understand that your building is a significant investment, which is why we are ready to help you with ongoing maintenance and repairs.

We provide asset management services that include building envelope consulting for both new and existing structures; restoration and rehabilitation services; physical condition assessments; reserve fund studies and performance audits; sustainability consulting services; small projects; and feasibility studies.

  • Building Envelope
  • Restoration
  • Physical Condition Assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Special Projects


Stephenson Engineering History

Stephenson started out in 1969 as a two-person firm operating out of a small house on Isabella Street in Toronto. From the beginning, John Stephenson and Graham Eaton committed to creating an engineering firm of exceptional quality.

John Stephenson, P. Eng.

Prior to passing away in August 2020, John was an important member of the Toronto Professional Engineering community for almost 50 years. His contributions to the construction industry can be seen throughout the city. A few of the many landmark properties designed by John include The Shipp Centre, Consilium Place, and The Sheppard Centre. As a member of the PEO since 1965 and a Designated.

Structural Consultant since 1974, John was also provided expert witness services for clients, Professional Engineers of Ontario, and the Ontario Association of Architects.

Graham Eaton

Graham Eaton joined John Stephenson Consultants shortly after its inception and worked closely with John to build the firm into a staple of the Toronto Structural Engineering industry. As a partner with the firm, Graham was responsible for a significant number of Toronto-area projects including Thornhill Square Shopping Centre, North York Corporate Centre, Karmax Heavy Stamping Plant and many schools and fire stations across the GTA.