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Cosmo Music

Cosmo Music had a vision for their new retail space in Richmond Hill: a clean and uncluttered musical showcase that was also totally customer friendly and prepared to handle live performances. To make the most of the open-concept atrium space as well as the more specialized areas for sales, instruction and offices, planning and preparation was the key to making everything work. Wolfedale ran the majority of the necessary wiring under the slab and through walls to cut down the visual distraction of junction boxes and used laser levels to aid in the precise placement of each electrical element to eliminate as much visible wiring as possible.

The 250-seat theatre alone has a state of the art PA and spotlights, on top of standard lighting, while the ground level retail atrium was divided into multiple showcase areas with flood lighting on feature walls. Upstairs in the office space, Wolfedale installed full electrical systems common to more standard work environments, while exterior lighting was designed to run on a timed schedule, and an addressable fire alarm system is also in place.

BMW Dealership

The BMW Canadian Flagship Retail Centre was a complex project – it involved wiring the shell of the long-vacated Lever-Ponds building in downtown Toronto, which consisted of a structural steel skeleton and the original concrete slab floors. The structure was tied to a new addition to create an elegant car emporium. Dial One Wolfedale Electric’s $1.2 million contract included installation of all wiring and interior and exterior lighting.

Wiring the existing steel-frame building was a challenge – it required core drilling to enable lines to be run from the main floor to the electrical utility room at the penthouse level. Once that was finished, the Dial One Wolfedale Electric team could assess how best to tie the electrical into the new addition. With more than a dozen contractors working onsite, expert project management skills were required to ensure the project ran smoothly through to completion.