GJ Custom Contracting


The Smoke II – Vaughan

After the tremendous success of the partnership between The Smoke in Collingwood and GJ Custom Contracting, it was no surprise when the owner and chef approached GJ to completely transform a blank slate of over 6000 square feet of commercial space into The Smoke II in Vaughan.


What was literally a square building is now a fully functioning restaurant with indoor dining space for 174 guests. The GJ Custom Contracting team saw to the coordination and installation of a custom kitchen that boasts the longest cook top in Ontario – an engineering feat involving precision and careful planning.


In addition to the huge dining area and impressive kitchen, the space includes staff areas, reception area, state-of-the-art restrooms, and plenty of storage.


As with the previous project, the client wanted to put his personal stamp on the restaurant, so he was very involved in selecting design elements and colours. The GJ team worked closely with the client to ensure his vision for the Smoke II was realized.


The scope of this project required close coordination with other sub-trades for specific construction and interior finishing elements. GJ Custom Contracting remained in constant contact with all sub-trades through to project completion.


The Smoke II opened its doors to customers in July of 2016 to great acclaim. It continues to rival the neighbouring restaurants in Vaughan much like its sister restaurant in Collingwood.



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