Local Company awarded $210,000 for Civic Centre Upgrade

City Hall Photos taken Feb. 13, 2021. (Dan Gray/Saultonline.com)

Tulloch Engineering Inc. has been chosen to engineer designs for the Civic Centre.

In a report to council by Tim McGowans, the manager of purchasing for the city, he noted Tulloch was the only firm who took part in the RFP process. Tulloch has proposed
a team consisting of staff from Tulloch Engineering Inc., David Ellis Architect Inc.,
and MET Energy Systems.

The drawings are for, “architectural, engineering and interior design services associated with improvements to the exterior entrance and interior portions of the Civic Centre,” according to the report.

The approximately $210,000 comes out of the previously approved capital budget funds for the front entrance rehabilitation, lobby upgrade and sprinkler systems. $1,823,000 was approved for the overall project.

Council approved the motion as part of the consent agenda March 8, 2021.


  1. As the article states there is another $ 1.8+ million to be spent on the entrance (stairs ?) lobby and sprinkler system. Crazy. Does anyone else recall the Lou ann McNiece interview with Provenzano 3 years ago when he was boasting about how good a deal we got from the low bidder for the recladding? (you should dig that interview up Dan ) Now way over budget and no where near finished. Now redo the entrance. Pityful.

  2. Previous recladding/reglazing project at the Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre is $1.3 million over original cost – that job is now at $8.2 million and now we have this work at $210,000 = $8.4 million total. So far.

  3. we dont need a city hall anymore, most in building can work from home, STOP wasting money, that 210,000.00$ would have been a good start for the campground upgrades, and it would generate money not waste it

    • This is what happens when you NEGLECT your assets for years.. everything starts to fall apart and big spending is needed. Thank your old, long term CAO and stagnant city council of the past for that.

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