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brian ballantyne


905-825-3359 ext. 227

With nearly 40 years experience as a specification writer, Brian, a graduate of Fanshawe College, our founder and president, is the mentor of our team, developing our philosophy and approach to specification writing. Always striving to improve the interface with our clients and their projects, Brian's focus is on the quality of our master specifications and client relationships.

Constantly developing our philosophy and framework, and how we implement these on an on-going basis, Brian sets the tone to everything we do, and everything we write.


He got his start as a specification writer in Calgary and Edmonton before moving to the Toronto area. Under Brian's guidance, BBS has evolved from a one-man practice to a growing team of specialists, preparing specifications for a number of award winning projects with some of the leading architectural firms in North America.

Projects include:

Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT) Indigenous Community Health Centre (Block 10) [Toronto, ON] – Stantec Architecture


BC Hydro Site C Dam [Peace River, BC] – Kasian Architecture / WSP


CAMH Research Building [Toronto, ON] – KPMB Architects / TreanorHL


Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) T1 Skylight Restoration [Toronto, ON] – Stantec Architecture


Kingston Health Sciences Centre [Kingston, ON] – HDR Architecture Associates Inc.


Mississauga Central Library [Mississauga, ON] – RDHA


MLS Administration Building [Lambton Shores, ON] – Skinner & Skinner Architects Inc.


Sheraton Centre Renovations [Toronto, ON] – architectsAlliance


SickKids Project Horizon Headstart [Toronto, ON] – Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects


South Niagara Hospital [Niagara, ON] - Stantec Architecture


THP Queensway Healthcare Centre New Patient Tower [Etobicoke, ON] – Stantec Architecture


University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) New Parking Structure [Toronto, ON] – gh3*


University of Winnipeg Centennial Hall Library Renewal [Winnipeg, MB] – Brook McIlroy Inc

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