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Construction workers on strike in Quebec

May 25, 2017 -

Infrastructure projects across Quebec are at a standstill, as over 170,000 construction workers across the province have gone on strike. According to an article from the CBC, the workers have gone since April 30 without a collective agreement. Talks between the unions and employers broke down on May...

Tags: construction, Infrastructure, Quebec, strike

Toronto moving forward with future transit plans

May 25, 2017 -

Toronto City Council has approved a plan to continue preliminary work the next phase of its multi-billion-dollar transit system expansion. The plan includes moving forward with two projects: the Downtown Relief Line and the extension of Line 1 on Yonge Street. The Downtown Relief Line, with current...

Tags: Downtown Relief Line, John Tory, Line 1, Toronto, transit, TTC

Corner Brook LTC project moves to RFP

May 25, 2017 -

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the teams that have been identified to move forward to the second-stage, Request for Proposals (RFP), for the procurement of a new long-term care facility in Corner Brook. The shortlisted teams are: Corner Brook Care Partnership Plenary...

Tags: Corner Brook, LTC, procurement, RFP

Metrolinx files appeal over Bombardier decision

May 25, 2017 -

Metrolinx is appealing a court decision that has prevented them cancelling a $770-million contract with Bombardier for light rail vehicles (LRVs). According to an article from the Toronto Star, the notice of appeal follows last month’s decision from an Ontario judge, which stated that Metrolinx...

Tags: Alstom, Bombardier, light rail, LRT, LRV, Metrolinx, transit

Peel Region receives $103 million for water infrastructure

May 24, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced that 30 new projects in the Region of Peel have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over $69 million. The provincial...

Tags: government of canada, Government of Ontario, Infrastructure, Peel Region, wastewater, water

RFP closed for Cooksville Station project

May 24, 2017 -

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, and finance the Cooksville Station project, part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Following the request for qualifications process, two teams - EllisDon Infrastructure Transit and Kenaidan Obayashi...

Tags: EllisDon, Go Transit, Infrastructure Ontario, Kenaidan, Metrolinx, RFP, transit

December 4–6, 2017: INFRA Congress 2017

May 23, 2017 -

Location: Montreal, Que. Organization: Centre d’expertise et de recherche en infrastructures urbaines (CERIU) Website:

Ontario government to investigate high speed rail corridor

May 19, 2017 -

The Government of Ontario has announced that it will spend $15 million on an environmental assessment (EA) to determine the feasibility of a high speed rail line in southwestern Ontario. The proposed line would run from Toronto to Windsor, with potential stops at Pearson International Airport, as...

Tags: high-speed, Kathleen Wynne, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ontario government, rail, Windsor

June 6–7, 2017: AM Ontario: AGM and Readiness Workshop

May 19, 2017 -

Location: Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, Ont. Organization: Asset Management Ontario Website:

November 20–21, 2017: 29th Annual Canadian Power Conference

May 18, 2017 -

Location: Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto Organization: APPrO - the Association of Power Producers of Ontario Website:

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