A collaborative partner of choice in our industry delivering safe, professional and cost-effective electrical and technology solutions.

Electrical Contractor in the Greater Toronto Area

As a Top 10 electrical contractor in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), we have completed over 1100 projects in every sector over our 50+ years in business. By leveraging our electrical, construction, and service capabilities, we will provide electrical solutions for your project to bring value, reduce risk, and guarantee success. End-to-end electrical support like this allow us, as a multi-disciplined electrical company, to successfully complete any project, in any sector, to meet the growing demands of our customers and the industry.

We have three distinctly different electrical departments offering electrical services in different capacities, quantities, designs, and forms. You can be rest assured that electricians from any of these departments—construction, commercial/industrial/small projects, service/maintenance—are well trained, experienced, keep safety first, and will complete your job.

This is true of not only our field team but also our office team that consistently and reliably provides design, engineering, and estimating services for these departments. In short, our electrical departments provide different services, but they work together as one to get electrical, technological, and maintenance projects completed for you.

Electrical is what we do, and we will continue to do our best so you will continue to be our client.


• Distribution
• Lighting
• Emergency Power
• UPS Systems
• Power Generation
• High / Medium / Low Voltage
• Temporary Power Installations


• Structured cabling, copper, fibre
• Intercom and public address
• Wired and wireless networks
• Fire alarms
• Access control and CCTV
• Audio Visual
• Digital signage
• Wayfinding
• System integration

Technical & Life Safety Maintenance

• Infrared Scanning
• Fire Alarm Maintenance
• Security
• Transformer Maintenance
• Switchgear Maintenance

Our Work Speaks for Itself

We’ve completed five decades of simple to complex projects in the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors—including building and servicing multi-storey commercial buildings, Metrolinx Rail projects, universities, and hospitals. We work on these projects under every type of contract model, utilizing the latest technology and software. We have always been up for a challenge and will continue to be. See our latest work . . .

Project Announcement

York University – Markham Campus

Construction of the York University’s Markham Campus will welcome students in the Fall of 2023. The Markham Campus will have School of Continuing Studies which will provide a modern facility to support for studying and research. This campus will accommodate up to 4,200 students in Phase 1, with the flexibility to respond to future growth demands with future phases.

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Skilled Team at Birnie Electric – Electrical Contracting Services

From our president, Tim Birnie, to our pre-apprentices, we are a skilled and seasoned team of engineers, estimators, CAD/BIM designers, supervisors, foremen, service technicians, and electricians who provide the dedication, technical knowledge, and competence for any type of job in any type of sector. It may be cliché and used too many times, but the statement is appropriate here: all of us at the Birnie Electric family of employees do our best to get electrical work done “on time” and “on budget.” End of statement!

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About Birnie

Birnie Electric was incorporated in June 1967, and our goal was to provide complete electrical contracting services. Now, after 50 years of contracting experience, we have accomplished our goal. We continue to provide quality and reliable electrical contracting services as one of the premier electrical contractors in the GTA and Ontario.

Now, with three solid departments—Construction, Commercial/Industrial/Special Projects, and Service—we move forward to the next 50 years with a strong team of office and field staff supporting the Birnie values. Dedication, trust, technical knowledge, clarity, and competence mark the only road to success, and we’ll stay on that road.

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