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06-11 February 2018

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In the middle of a cold winter, the FP&P HydraTek team travelled to the Mayan Riviera in México for its corporate retreat.  The excellent weather, food, activities, interactions and accommodations made for a truly memorable experience.



12 September 2017

The FP&P HydraTek team enjoyed a beautiful day of trap shooting, a sport that demands precision and discipline (and, above all, is rather enjoyable!).


21-26 April 2017

New Orleans, LA.

The team enjoyed some good old southern cooking and hospitality at the corporate retreat in New Orleans.  Amongst the activities included a visit to the world’s largest pumping station of its kind, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex, an impressive facility that is intended to help keep New Orleans dry and whose capital cost was USD 1.4 billion.

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19 November 2016


fabian papa & partners celebrates its 10th! anniversary along with its sister division, HydraTek & Associates.  Although the time has passed quickly, a lot has been accomplished, and there is still much, much more to do!  Congratulations to everyone and a big thank you for your contributions thus far!


24 September 2016

For the second year in a row, members of the FP&P team had a great day participating in the Oasis Zoo Run.  Congratulations to Robert Filipuzzi for scoring a new personal best in the 10 km event (and setting a good example for the kids, James and Katie)!


15 July 2016

We encourage our co-workers to maintain a work life balance.  When taken to the extreme, some team members have been known to avoid the well worn path.  We wish to congratulate Alex for summiting Mount Elbrus (Elev. 5642 m) in Russia, making this his second of the Seven Summits list and being the tallest person in all of Europe on 07 July 2016 at 6:30 am.

2016 07 07 Alex Mokin & Colin Kalaska at Mt. Elbrus Summit

25 June 2016

FP&P team members participated in the inaugural Toronto Waterfront 10 race as part of the Canada Running Series, competing against runners from every province and 16 other countries.  The feeling of participating in a race with over 5 thousand people can be compared to running through the forest as the trees are running with you.  Luckily we all made it out without too much trouble and had a blast doing it!  Check out this tweet.



15 March 2016

It’s been quite a while since we’ve last updated this section of the website…


The good news is that things have been extremely busy and productive since the last update, working on some rather interesting and challenging assignments, in Ontario, across Canada and internationally.  The amalgamation with what is now our sister division, HydraTek & Associates, which took place at the beginning of 2015 with the consolidation to the Vaughan office, has been successful beyond expectations.  Certainly a lot has been going on.


Our tradition of exotic corporate retreats continued with the now larger organization in February 2016 in Costa Rica where we enjoyed various activities in the marvelous natural environment intermingled in our formal program.



As well, I’m delighted to announce that Damian Albanese has joined the team following his retirement with the Region of Peel where he held various directorship positions.   You can find out more about Damian, including contact information, here.

20-24 June 2014

Reykjavic, Iceland.

FP&P team holds it’s 5th annual corporate retreat during summer solstice celebrations in Iceland enjoying 24 hours of daylight.

Amongst the several activities, the team participated in the Midnight Sun Run and toured the largest geothermal power plant in the world.

03 April 2014

FP&P is thrilled to have been a finalist (top 3) for the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award in the category of Professional Services. Click here to see the video (9 MB). (Can’t see it?  Try this 14 MB format.)

01 January 2014

We’ve moved!!  FP&P is proudly in its new home on the 2nd floor with customized renovations for the next chapter in the firm’s history.  Come visit us and see our one-of-a-kind print of Toronto’s Parkdale Relief Sewer from artist Michael Cook; below is another of his fine pieces (click here for more).

13 September 2013

FP&P is proud to be the civil engineers of record for two projects featured in the City of Toronto’s 2013 Urban Design Awards: Cube Lofts & St. James Cathedral Centre.  Click the image below to view the Jury Report.

29 August 2013

Members of FP&P team attend GRIT Lab tour at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.  The facility tests the environmental performance of green roofs – increasingly common for addressing stormwater management (SWM) concerns – and other environmentally friendly technologies.

09 July 2013

FP&P is proud of its involvement in The Water Workshop, important envisioning work for Ontario’s water sector to help guide action toward a more sustainable and resilient water-related future for Ontario.

06 May 2013

FP&P is delighted to announce the addition of Jason Jenkins to its team.  Jason is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California and is experienced in a wide variety of land development, site development and municipal engineering projects in the U.S. and in the Toronto area.

12 February 2013

FP&P is delighted to have formally assisted WaterTAP in its development.  Visit WaterTAP’s website and review their 2011-2012 Annual Report.

06 February 2013

FP&P is once again a proud sponsor of the University of Toronto’s Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Team.  Congratulations on the team for their outstanding achievement in Vancouver this year!

09 January 2013

Fabian Papa presents to the Ontario Centres of Excellence ‘s Smart Drinking Water Distribution Systems workshop in Toronto.  View the slides here.

14 December 2012

The FP&P team is looking to add to its professional complement.  Please see our Careers page.

17 November 2012

The FP&P team celebrates it’s 6th anniversary in Chicago!  Green roof test plots found on many building tops.

28 September 2012

FP&P is proud to be part of the winning team led by gh3 and Terraplan Landscape Architects for the creation of Scholars’ green Park at the new Sheridan College which was awarded a Mississauga Urban Design Award of Excellence.

10 April 2012

Read the article “Know Your Network: The vital links between risk, level of service, and non-revenue water management” in the latest issue of Water Canada.  Click here for pdf or click here to read directly from Water Canada website.

30 March 2012

Fabian Papa participates as a panelist at the Munk School of Global Affairs conference “Not a Drop to Drink: Water Scarcity and Politics in the 21st Century”.

12 March 2012

FP&P’s Fabian Papa participates in Water Industry Roundtable session.  See Water Canada report here.

08 March 2012

FP&P is proud to have been involved in the development of the Native Child and Family Services Ghesig Daycare Centre in Toronto.  Read article from Canadian Architect magazine here.

07 March 2012

FP&P is a proud sponsor of the University of Toronto’s Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Team.

29 February 2012

Read our Commentary on the recently released Drummond Report and how it will shape positive change in the water and wastewater sectors.

23 February 2012

Santiago, Chile.  We are delighted to announce the addition of Dr. Barry Adams to our firm’s complement.  Barry joins the fp&p team following a long and distinguished career at the University of Toronto and brings a depth and breadth of expertise to further advance the firm’s service offering.

07 February 2012

This is to announce the opening of a new position within the firm for a Municipal Infrastructure Designer.  Click here for details.

04 January 2012

Article published in Water Canada on OPA Conservation Fund sponsored program for the testing of performance and efficiency of water pumps across Ontario.  Read article.  Visit Water Canada website.

01 November 2011

Article by Fabian Papa discussing water loss control  impacts on municipal budgets and related benefits is published in Municipal World magazine.  Click here to read.

18 October 2011

The fp&p team has been selected to update the Engineering Design Criteria and Standards for the City of Vaughan!

15 September 2011

Web portal to Vaughan’s urban water infrastructure Master Plan projects is now live at www.vaughaninfrastructure.ca.

24 May 2011

The team of The Municipal Infrastructure Group together with Fabian Papa & Partners have been awarded the City of Vaughan Water and Wastewater Master Plan.  Click here to see the announcement.

21 March 2011

Fabian Papa sits on panel focused on conservation at the China-India Cleantech Forum at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Interview aired on OMNI TV.

01 December 2010

In response to the increasing need for urban infrastructure renewal and small improvement projects, Fabian Papa & Partners has created a specialist contracting outfit, itg infrastructure, to meet these needs and to better serve our clients through this expanded service offering.

03 November 2010

Paolo Albanese presents to students at Holy Cross Catholic High School on the profession of engineering and provides general career advice.

07 October 2010

Fabian Papa & Partners, along with its affiliates, are proud sponsors of the “Blue Drinks meets Blue Legacy” event hosting Alexandra Cousteau – granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau – and her team on their stop in Toronto on part of their 138 day Blue Legacy Tour across the US, Mexico and Canada.

07 October 2010

Blog titled “Let the Projects Flow” published by Water Canada.  Click here to read.

20 September 2010

We are proud to announce that Fabian Papa has received the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto which recognizes volunteers for outstanding personal service to the University.  Click here for more.

26 August 2010

Shanghai, China.  Fabian Papa delivers presentation to the Pipeline Technology Department of the Water Supply Committee of the China Urban Water Association.  “Water has so many virtues, so when people with virtue see it, they will for sure observe it carefully and feel joy.” ~Confucius

12 July 2010

Our team is proud to announce that Paolo Albanese, P.Eng. has received the Designation of Consulting Engineer from the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).  This well-deserved recognition is the result of years of dedication in professional practice, service to our clientele and the shouldering of professional responsibilities commensurate with the designation.

10 June 2010

We are delighted to announce that Fabian Papa has been appointed to serve on the Peer Review Committee of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund (GMF) where he will be responsible for the evaluation of technical and financial aspects of feasibility study, field test, planning study and capital project proposals.

26 May 2010

Fabian Papa joins other experts on a panel at the second of a three seminar series titled The Value of Water organized by the Centre for Environment at the University of Toronto.  This particular seminar was titled “Lessons from Abroad and the Homefront: Governance, Technology and Innovation” and Fabian Papa made a presentation on the role of technology and innovation in reducing costs, mitigating risk and helping corporate Canada meet its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) commitments.  The contents of the session will be published in Water Canada.  Future related events can be found here.

04 May 2010

The work of Fabian Papa & Partners with the City of Vaughan is showcased at the joint annual Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) and Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) Conference and Trade Show held in Windsor.  To view the paper, click here.  Other presentations at the conference involving our team in respect of a project in Ottawa as well as on the topic of attracting private sector partners are also available for download.

01 January 2010

Tony Cancelliere rejoins the team at fp&p. Tony brings the combined experiences of land development, municipal infrastructure construction and operations management to expand the firm’s offering with increased value-added services.

16 September 2009

Fabian Papa is elected to the Executive Board of the University of Toronto’s Engineering Alumni Association. This position will strengthen the firm’s relationships with the faculty, alumni and student body. Concurrently, Fabian has also been appointed as a consultant to the task force charged with developing a business minor in the undergraduate engineering program.

09 March 2009

Robert Filipuzzi, a long time colleague and collaborator with the partners at fp&p joins the organization as a partner. Robert brings 15 years of comprehensive experience in relation to land development and municipal infrastructure systems. Welcome home, Robert.

11 August 2008

We are pleased to announce the addition of Brian Bordignon to the firm as a partner. Brian brings over a decade of experience in all aspects of municipal infrastructure construction including international experience. His professional history with Fabian Papa spans almost 20 years where they worked together on tunneling and related projects in northern Italy for an internationally renowned consultancy.

April 2008

Fabian Papa creates Vatten Infrastructure in order to address the growing trend towards increased private sector participation, such as the use of public-private partnerships, in the delivery of water and wastewater projects and services. Vatten leverages the sector-specific knowledge of the network of fp&p to develop investment opportunities for the capital markets while protecting the public interest.

09 April 2007

Fabian Papa & Partners introduces its first partner, Paolo Albanese, to the organization. Paolo holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto (with Honours Standing) and has a diversified background including, in addition to municipal engineering, experience in the structural engineering (telecommunications) and transportation engineering realms.


Fabian Papa & Partners is born and a formal affiliation is simultaneously created with HydraTek & Associates.