When Mr & Mrs Italy planned to make their inaugural store opening in Canada, at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, they called Fia & Company to project manage their store roll-out. Makers of luxurious fur-lined parkas, Mr & Mrs Italy had established an overall design plan with an Italian architecture firm, however those plans needed to be translated.

When we say translated, we mean literally, from Italian to English, but the architectural plans also needed to be adapted to meet Ontario Building Code and Yorkdale requirements. Our team was also hired to project manage the build-out which included re-specifying the material package to meet ULC and fire code standards, coordinate signage designs, tender construction contracts and manage day-to-day construction progress.

The biggest challenge was to turn over the store with only 40-days for production and construction, which our team did, just in time for our clients to capitalize on the lucrative holiday market.