D. S. Dorland Limited - Our Story
Northern Ontario's Leading Survey Practice

Providing professional survey services for more than 40 years, D. S. Dorland Limited has grown to become one of the leading surveying practices in Northern Ontario

The company was established in 1977 by David S. Dorland B.Sc. O.L.S.

David began his surveying career in 1966, supervising crews on large projects in Cochrane Ontario, including Ontario Hydro Right-of-Way surveys, Engineering Surveys and Second Order Control Surveys throughout Northern and Northwestern Ontario.

From 1966 - 1972 he pursued post-secondary studies completing a Surveying Technician program through Ryerson Polytechnical Institute followed by a B. Sc. from the Surveying Engineering Program at the University of New Brunswick.

David's initial work placements included Township Boundary Retracement Surveys in Northeastern Ontario, as well as Mining Claim and Engineering Surveys in the high Arctic.

Association of Ontario Land Surveyors In 1975, after completing his education, David began work at Simpson & Taylor - Ontario Land Surveyors, conducting Subdivision, Legal and Engineering Survey projects in the North Bay area, also executing a number of O.N.R. Communications Sites Surveys on James Bay.

In 1977 David established his private practice D. S. Dorland Limited in Sudbury. Since then the company has directed and executed thousands of legal, engineering, control and right-of-way survey projects throughout Ontario.

Throughout the years, David has developed extensive experience with planning and land development projects, acting as consultant/agent in more than 2,500 Planning Act applications.

He has also been accepted as an expert witness in planning related matters before the Ontario Municipal Board.

Survey Records

D. S. Dorland Limited is the proprietor of records of the following Ontario Lands Surveyors:

Bruce, DeMorest, Este, Grant, Jireada, Lackstrom, Lowe, Maher, Mooney, Silvester, and Stull.

Over the years David has been a member and actively involved in a number of surveying related organizations including the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS), Canadian Institute of Surveying and Mapping (CISM), Prospectors and Developers Association (PDA), Northeastern Regional Group of Ontario Land Surveyors (NERG), and the Institute of Survey Technology of Ontario (ISTO) where in 1992 he served as President of Board of Directors.

David is also proud to have his sons Bryan and James working with the company as well, bringing with them a new generation of insights, technologies and methods.

The D. S. Dorland Limited staff is committed to delivering professional, industry standard,
specialized and custom services to all established accounts, and their prospective clients in the future.

D.S.Dorland Limited fourtieth anniversary... D. S. Dorland Limited - Celebrating Forty Years of Excellence
Our Client's Success is our Success

D. S. Dorland Limited is proud to announce that we have crossed a milestone in our history. On April 27th 2017 our company celebrated forty years of excellence in providing professional surveying and geomatic services to the Northern Ontario region.

On this occasion, we wish to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to all of our clients past and present. We are grateful to all of our clients and customers who have trusted in us to provide them with professional services and solutions for their specific requirements. Our success would not have been possible without their loyal support, confidence and countless referrals over the years.

We would also like to thank our excellent team of dedicated employees, colleagues and suppliers, all whom have played an integral role in the development and success of our company over the past four decades.

We remain committed to excellence in providing the highest level of professional technical services and customer support possible. D.S. Dorland Limited looks forward to continued future growth and prosperity for our company, employees, and all of our clients.

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