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Our Mission and Values

Lake Harbour Solves Business Problems with Engineering Solutions


In the ever-changing landscape of our industries, adaptability is our strength. We effortlessly adjust our strategies to navigate through unpredictable times and steer our projects to success.


We treasure wisdom, constantly accumulating and sharing knowledge, experience, and recommendations to enhance our decision-making capabilities, ensuring we stay ahead in our field.

Team Work

Our success is built on the foundation of teamwork, where collaboration, communication, and collective efforts are key. We navigate challenges together, combining diverse skills and perspectives to reach our common goals.

Management Team

Matthew Xie

P.Eng., MBA, FEC


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"Making a difference, one person/project at a time" – This is my personal mission statement that guides me through my life.

My journey began with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto in 1992, leading me through pivotal roles in the consumer and automotive industries. I've been privileged to contribute to industry leaders like Procter & Gamble and Multimatic Inc., where I honed my values of being positive, considerate, and knowledgeable, and learned the importance of understanding customer needs and the strength of technology.

Lake Harbour stands as a testament to these experiences, offering comprehensive engineering services that span from mechanical to electro-mechanical design, backed by a global supplier base for manufacturing solutions. 

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P.Eng., PMP

General Manager

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I love to create. I love to build.

My passion is bringing new ideas to life.

Whether it's creating a race car from scratch.

Or engineering a fuel-efficient power plant.

Or developing a new interactive toy.

Or designing new patented technologies.

I'm proud to be leading teams that make magic happen.

I always enjoyed soccer, basketball, and hockey, because victory is sweeter when it's shared with a team.


As Simon Sinek aptly said, "A team is not a group of people working together. A team is a group of people that trust each other."

This trust is the foundation of our clients' successes.

If they succeed, we have succeed.

My mechanical engineering journey began in the Formula SAE McGill Racing Team, and continued through various industries such as power generation, automotive, and kid's interactive toys. But it's in consulting where I get to share my knowledge with a wider audience and make a bigger impact.

Join us at Lake Harbour as we embark on a journey of growth and innovation, transforming your challenges into remarkable opportunities. 

The Story of Lake Harbour

The history of Lake Harbour is a story of joy, business acumen and technical innovation.


Lake Harbour Co. Ltd. is founded in Markham, Ontario Canada, with a passion to provide high quality engineering and consulting services.


Old Lake Harbour Logo (1992-2020)

Current Lake Harbour Logo (since 2021)

Mobile lifter system

 (designed in 2008)

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Condo balcony railing systems (designed in 2020)

High-rise balcony railing shoes (designed in 2008)

600k+ installed in Canada




Railing Corner Key (designed in 2019)

Lake Harbour starts providing one-stop shop services for the construction industry. Our designs are widely used in the industry to reduce operational costs while meeting safety requirements. To this day, Lake Harbour remains the solution provider for some of the best construction companies in Canada.

Since 2011

Lake Harbour entered the transportation industry by   reverse-engineered multiple components originally manufactured 50 years ago for subway system. Our innovative approach has also significantly enhanced their performance through advanced weight reduction and increased durability.

Today, Lake Harbour stands as a vital supplier in the transportation sector, playing a key role in ensuring every journey on the train or subway is safe and enjoyable.

Railway forged claw (designed in 2023)

“I valued the opportunity to gain practical industry experience with a team that appreciated my ideas and celebrated my accomplishments”

Arlyne, 2021 University of Toronto summer student

 Plant-Watering Mobile Robot

(designed by University of Toronto student under Lake Harbour's guidance in 2023)



Alongside the business part of the company, Lake Harbour understands the importance of nurturing the next generation of engineers. Over the years, Lake Harbour has provided ongoing support to post-secondary students to enrich their learning experiences and broaden their perspective by working with a professional engineering firm.

Proudly Supporting:

  • Undergraduate Student Internship (since 2015)

  • University of Toronto Job Shadowing Program (since 2015)

  • York University Capstone Project (in 2018)

  • Centennial College App Development (in 2018)

  • COVID-19 Mask Design Competition (sponsor in 2020)

  • Engineering Entrance Scholarship in the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) York Chapter (sponsor in 2019, 2020)

  • University of Toronto Capstone Project (2020 - 2023)


Lake Harbour stands with Canadians to face the pandemic. We leverage our global sourcing abilities and engineering expertise. We have developed a prototype for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) tailored to meet Canadian needs, and delivered it 4 months ahead of schedule.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (designed in 2019)


Current Lake Harbour Logo (since 2021)



Lake Harbour redesigns our logo to showcase our integrity, sound design, and strength.


Lake Harbour uses our extensive experience in engineering and manufacturing to assist staircase companies in enhancing their production efficiency. Our efforts enable our client to double their production capacity within nine months.

Lake Harbour is recognized as the recipient of the 2022 Business Excellence Award for Innovation, an accolade awarded by the Markham Board of Trade. This award acknowledges our significant contributions and innovative solutions in the engineering industry.


2022 Business Excellence Awards - Innovation Award

Presented by Markham Board of Trade


 Staircase manufacture process improvement  (completed in 2022)

2022 Business Excellence Awards - Innovation Award Video

Making Vending Machine Purchase

Vending machine with can opening system (completed in 2023)


Lake Harbour has an established expert mechatronics team.  Utilizing these specialized skills, we revolutionized the traditional vending machine by creating groundbreaking technology specifically engineered to open cans prior to vending, a world’s first.

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