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Stantec names Gord Johnston as new President, CEO

June 21, 2017 -

Stantec has announced that, following a successful eight-year tenure as the company’s president and chief executive officer, Bob Gomes will retire at year’s end, effective December 31, 2017. The firm also announced that Gord Johnston, executive vice president of Stantec’s Infrastructure business...

Tags: Bob Gomes, Dan Lefaivre, Gord Johnston, Scott Murray, Stantec, Tino DiManno

Construction begins on new bus terminal at Union Station

June 21, 2017 -

Ontario is celebrating the start of construction of a new bus terminal in Toronto. The project is a transit-oriented development that will help transform downtown Toronto, with two new commercial buildings connected by a one-acre elevated park over the rail corridor. The new bus terminal will better...

Tags: 81-141 Bay, bus terminal, Hines Canada, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Metrolinx, Union Station

NB Power, TransAlta agree to add capacity at Kent Hills

June 21, 2017 -

NB Power and TransAlta, a subsidiary of TransAlta Renewables Inc., have agreed to add 17.25 MW of wind-generating capacity at its existing Kent Hills site. The existing wind farm accounts for 150 MW of capacity and consists of two separate projects. This planned project is known as Kent Hills 3. Subject...

Tags: energy, NB Power, power, TransAlta, wind

Ontario building new courthouse in Halton Region

June 21, 2017 -

The Government of Ontario has announced plan for a new justice facility in Southern Ontario: the Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse. The new 21-courtroom facility will offer a broad range of justice, family, social, and victim services, bringing the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of...

Tags: courthouse, Government of Ontario, Halton Region, Infrastructure, justice

CIB has potential, but work needed: C.D. Howe report

June 21, 2017 -

Canada’s Infrastructure Bank (CIB) holds great potential, but still needs work to realize its potential, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Banking on Infrastructure: How the Canada Infrastructure Bank can Build Infrastructure Better for Canadians, author Steven Robins suggests that...

Tags: bank, c.d. howe, Canadian Infrastructure Bank, CIB, government of canada, Infrastructure, report

Ground broken at PwC-YMCA tower

June 20, 2017 -

Canada’s largest urban development project broke ground on a central feature of the emerging downtown precinct in the City of Vaughan. The PwC-YMCA Tower, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, will combine Class-A office space, amenities, and services and be situated at the heart of SmartCentres...

Tags: Diamond Schmitt Architects, SmartREIT, Spadina, transit, TTC, Vaughan, YMCA

Ontario announces expansion of Highway 400

June 20, 2017 -

The Government of Ontario has announced the start of construction of the Highway 400 widening project, expanding the highway across a stretch of more than 10 kilometres from Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan to King Road in the Township of King. This project, which is scheduled for completion in fall...

Tags: Government of Ontario, highway, highway 400, transportation, widening

Governments commit $11.73 million to Quebec's INRS

June 20, 2017 -

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $11.73 million in infrastructure at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will enhance and modernize research...

Tags: education, government of canada, Infrastructure, INRS, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Quebec

Climate change action items lack implementation plans: N.B. auditor general

June 20, 2017 -

Auditor General Kim MacPherson has tabled her report assessing New Brunswick’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to climate change. This report is part of ongoing work on climate change by all auditor’ general across Canada. Emissions in New Brunswick have declined...

Tags: auditor general, climate change, Infrastructure, New Brunswick

Ontario begins GO rail electrification assessment process

June 19, 2017 -

The Government of Ontario has announced the commencement of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. The process builds on public consultations held last year and will assess the environmental impacts of converting core segments of the GO rail network, including the UP...

Tags: electrification, GO, Government of Ontario, Metrolinx, rail, RER, transit

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