Massey Hall Revitalization

Project Manager



The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall


Full Design & Sprinkler Installation





Massey Hall Revitalization is an ambitious and transformative project aimed at preserving and enhancing one of Canada’s most iconic and historic cultural landmarks, Massey Hall. Located in downtown Toronto, Massey Hall has a rich heritage and has played a significant role in shaping the country’s music and cultural scene for over a century.

The revitalization project seeks to modernize and upgrade the facility while preserving its historical charm and acoustic excellence. The vision is to create a world-class venue that can accommodate a diverse range of performances, events, and artistic experiences for both artists and audiences alike.

Onyx-Fire takes great pride in its role as a fire protection contractor for the Massey Hall Revitalization project, especially considering the significance of the building’s historical value. Our company understands the importance of not only meeting fire protection codes and regulations but also ensuring that the materials chosen align with the aesthetic appeal and architectural integrity of the historic structure.

During the BIM modeling process, we pay special attention to the preservation of the building’s aesthetics. By leveraging our expertise in fire protection design and BIM technology, we ensure that the selected fire protection systems blend harmoniously with the historical elements of Massey Hall. This includes strategic placement of fire alarms, sprinkler heads, and other components to minimize visual impact while maintaining optimal fire safety coverage.

We work closely with suppliers and manufacturers who offer a range of fire protection materials with visually appealing finishes and designs. This allows us to choose components that seamlessly integrate into the building’s interior and exterior, preserving its historical charm while providing reliable fire protection.

During the installation phase, our experienced technicians execute the project with meticulous attention to detail. We ensure that the installation process aligns with the project specifications and the historical sensitivities of Massey Hall.

In summary, as a fire protection contractor, Onyx-Fire brings expertise, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence to the Massey Hall Revitalization project. From design and BIM modeling to installation and maintenance, we play a pivotal role in delivering state-of-the-art fire protection solutions that ensure the safety and well-being of the building and its occupants.

Onyx has been involved with both phases of the Massey Hall Revitalization Project from delegated design to BIM coordination, to field install/execution. They have been very strong and a welcome partner on this prolific project. They remain proactive, forward thinking, collaborative and accountable/dependable. As the senior superintendent on the project, I would gladly work with Onyx again, and would strongly recommend them for any other project.

Ellis Don


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