Leading the design and development industry since 1984.


Founded in 1984, G.L. Smith has earned the trust of a diverse and growing body of commercial clients for more than three decades. To successfully serve our clients, we have a team of experienced professionals – from designers and project managers to planners and consultants – who offer the highest quality of services and support.

What helps to differentiate us from the competition is our ability to provide all of your project management, design and consultant needs in a convenient single-source solution. When you work with G.L. Smith, you’ll benefit from our time-tested, disciplined approach that helps our clients achieve their broader business objectives.

An unparalleled commitment to excellence underpins our track record of success for our clients, which includes several major retail chains. Companies who need things done right, on time and on budget, turn to G.L. Smith.


Whether it’s a small cosmetic renovation or a complete redevelopment of your space, our full-service firm can satisfy all of your requirements. We seek to implement the best design solutions in a cost-efficient manner by listening to our clients’ wants and needs. As a result, the designs we provide are always client-driven. By combining leading-edge technology with industry best practices, our mandate is to offer solid and effective designs that not only meet, but also surpass, the requirements of the end user. After all, one of our clients’ main objectives is to be profitable, and our designs have proven to be effective in increasing sales.

While we specialize in planning and designing interiors, we also offer many related and highly integral services. For your convenience, we provide complete project management capability, including tendering jobs, on-site supervision and sub-trade coordination. As a result, your job is professionally overseen and delivered, worry free. G.L. Smith also offers architectural, graphic design and engineering services as part of our comprehensive value proposition.


Since 1984, G.L. Smith has had the privilege to work with some of Canada’s leading retailers. Currently, we successfully complete more than 350 projects a year. Below is a partial list of valued clients for whom G.L. Smith has provided design and/or project management services.

  • Aldo Group (Canada and International) Footwear
  • Amazing Jewelry
  • Aveda & Aveda Academy Hair Products
  • Bench Women’s and Men’s Apparel
  • Blackwell Footwear
  • Boathouse Women’s and Men’s Apparel
  • Cadillac Fairview Property Development
  • Calvin Klein Women's and Men's Apparel Underwear
  • Civello Salon and Spa Services
  • Country Style Quick Service Restaurant
  • Davids Tea Tea and Food Retailer
  • Ecco Footwear
  • Edo Japan Food Service
  • Esprit Women’s and Men’s Apparel
  • Fit 4 Balance (New Balance Canada) Footwear
  • Fox Group (Nike Canada) Women's and Men's Apparel
  • Fuzz Wax Bar Beauty Services
  • Indigo Lifestyle and Books
  • Kilmer Group Special Projects
  • Kitchen Stuff Plus Houseware and Home Décor
  • Laline Body Care
  • Le Château Women's and Men's Apparel, Footwear and Accessories
  • Little Burgundy Footwear and Accessories
  • Mad Radish Food Service
  • Mountain Warehouse (Canada and USA) Outdoor Apparel
  • Nine West Footwear
  • On the Run Convenience Stores
  • Oxford Properties Property Development
  • Parkland Pioneer Fuel Corporation Petroleum
  • Party City Party Supplies
  • Remax Corporate Office Design
  • Scotch & Soda Women’s and Men’s Apparel
  • Swimco Women’s and Men’s Apparel
  • Thomas Sabo Jewelry
  • Thread and Copper Women’s and Men’s Apparel
  • Tim Hortons Quick Service Restaurant
  • Tim Hortons Traditional Quick Service Restaurant
  • Tommy Hilfiger Women's, Men's and Children's Apparel
  • Van Heusen Men's Apparel


Our retail design firm offers modern and personalized retail design solutions. Discover the potential that your retail space has. Contact us today to begin your next retail design project.