About Us

Brown Daniels Associates is a back-to-basics company that believes in the time-honoured values of quality, knowledge and client care. We strive to provide simple, functional solutions without compromising high quality workmanship. We approach every aspect of a project with diligence, consideration and an eye to detail.

We have developed a talented professional team of office and site personnel with vast experience and specialized industry knowledge, who work in tandem with consultants and clients to bring the vision on the page to life.

We listen to our clients and believe that communication is the key to a successful project. We are committed to providing efficient, exceptional service that always puts the needs of our clients first. Our constant goal is to form strong relationships, making every client a repeat client.

At Brown Daniels Associates, every job is a job well done.


The team’s proactive approach to problem solving, ability to work confidently and collectively to achieve our desired results have left us impressed and appreciative of BDA’s professional approach and the final outcome of our new permanent home.Monica Esteves, Managing Director, Crow’s Theatre


Our Team

Our expertise as a general contractor has grown organically since BDA was founded in 1997 by Brad Daniels and Toccar Brown. In the office and on site, our forty-strong team includes, but is not limited to, certified Quantity Surveyors, Civil Engineers and Professional Project Managers. This broad range of experience and talents ensures the highest attention to detail and knowledgeable decision making.

Management Team


Brad Daniels, Principal

Brad brings over 25 years of experience to the BDA team as Principal/Project Manager for hundreds of projects of varying range and complexity.

Following his studies at the University of Waterloo (Cooperative Architecture Program) and Ryerson University (Bachelor of Technology program in Project Management), Brad developed his construction acumen at Green & Nogue Associates Ltd., Mayhew & Peterson Inc. and Northam Development Corporation, quickly rising in the ranks to senior project management. Brad is a certified Quantity Surveyor, and is a past President of the Toronto chapter of the Ontario Institute of Quantity Surveyors. He is a member of the Project Management Institute, and is an occasional lecturer at his alma mater, Ryerson.

Brad also has over five years of experience as a development consultant in the non-profit housing sector and has sat on the board of a number of non-profit organizations over the years, including Accommodation, Information and Support (AIS), Trinity Square Enterprises, Crow’s Theatre and the Leslieville BIA.



Toccar Brown, Principal

Toccar’s expertise stems from over 30 years of experience in the finishing trades in both Canada and Britain. His hands-on skills have laid a vast foundation of knowledge for how construction works, and what makes it work best.

Toccar began his career in construction in Britain, working primarily in the interiors guild. After his arrival in Canada, he established Wallace Contracting Inc., where he was both Partner and Senior Construction Manager.

As a principal of BDA, Toccar’s role is as Construction Manager, overseeing all site activity and ensuring smooth ongoing operations. Toccar is also a certified COR Internal Auditor (Infrastructure Health & Safety Association), and oversees BDA’s Health & Safety programs.

As a former tradesman, Toccar brings firsthand knowledge and credibility to every project. Those who know him best will attest to his quick wit and unconventional sense of humour, often employed to bridge the gap between consultants and tradespeople.