John Frederick Layfield

Inducted - 2005

From humble beginnings as a steel analyst in his native Great Britain, John forged both a new life and career in Canada, culminating in his retirement from Ennis Paikin Steel as Vice-President Sales & Marketing. John was instrumental in advancing the interests of construction trade contractors, ensuring that their interests and value to a construction project were recognized.

An active member in the Canadian Reinforcing Steel Institute of Ontario, serving as both a Director and Chair, John also served as Chair of the Trade Contractors Council of the Canadian Construction Association in 1982-1983 and Chair of the Council of Ontario Construction Associations in 1985-1986.

Through his many years in the industry, John worked on many significant projects throughout Ontario, the most ambitious being the construction of the Toronto Dome, now known as the Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts.