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Imagining alternative autonomous vehicle futures

December 6, 2016 -

Predicting the future adoption of autonomous vehicles is a highly inexact science, but one that experts around the world are attempting as cities and countries try to understand how to create infrastructure for the disruptive technology. Students from Ryerson University’s Urban Planning Graduate...

Tags: autonomous, City of Toronto, Infrastructure, Metrolinx, Ryerson University, transportation, urban planning, vehicles

Tender documents issued for Whitney Block rehabilitation

December 6, 2016 -

On behalf of Infrastructure Ontario (IO), SNC-Lavalin O&M has invited prequalified contractors to bid on three major work packages for the Whitney Block rehabilitation. The Whitney Block, one of Ontario's oldest government office buildings, is undergoing rehabilitation work that includes installing...

Tags: construction, government, Infrastructure, Ontario, rehabilitation, SNC-Lavalin, Whitney Block

Architectural firm selected for Macdonald Block complex relocation work

December 6, 2016 -

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has selected Gensler Architecture and Design Canada Inc., (Gensler) to provide architectural, design and programming services to facilitate the relocation of Ontario government employees from the Macdonald Block Complex. Gensler was selected following a competitive public...

Tags: architect, construction, design, Gensler, Infrastructure, Macdonald Block, Ontario government, rehabilitation

Carling site approved for new Ottawa hospital

December 5, 2016 -

The Government of Canada is prepared to cede the former Sir John Carling site for the construction of a new hospital in Ottawa. According to a CBC News report, officials from all three levels of government have joined together to call for the new Civic hospital to be built on the site, located at...

Tags: Carling, civic, construction, Experimental Farm, health care, hospital, Infrastructure, Mélanie Joly, NCC, Ottawa

LRT vehicle testing begins for Confederation Line

December 5, 2016 -

A major milestone in the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project was celebrated as the first light rail vehicle (LRV) assembled in Ottawa began testing on the track between Blair and Cyrville stations. Vehicle testing along the alignment from Blair Station to Tunney's Pasture will...

Tags: Citadis, Confederation Line, construction, Infrastructure, light rail, LRT, O-Train, Ottawa, rideau transit group, transit

Construction of new military infrastructure begins in Edmonton

December 5, 2016 -

Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure and communities and member of parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods, on behalf of minister of defence Harjit S. Sajjan, held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction work of a new $39-million facility for Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles...

Tags: AEV, Amarjeet Sohi, CFB Edmonton, construction, Infrastructure, military, TAPV

$500 million for transit projects in Alberta

December 5, 2016 -

The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced new funding for 89 public transit projects across the province, for a total investment of more than $500 million. The funding includes $270.3 million for 52 new projects across Alberta through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The federal...

Tags: Alberta, Canada, construction, government, GreenLine, Infrastructure, LRT, transit, transportation

Substantial completion reached for Providence Care Hospital project

December 2, 2016 -

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Providence Care announced the new hospital project has reached substantial completion. Providence Care Hospital will open with full operations and services to clients and patients in April 2017. Located in Kingston, the new 622,000-square-foot Providence Care Hospital...

Tags: construction, EllisDon, fengate, hospital, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Ontario, Johnson Controls, Kingston, Parkin Architects, Providence Care, Scotia Capital

Report: Prioritize regional transit connections into Toronto Pearson

December 2, 2016 -

A report published by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) explains how Toronto Pearson International Airport is poised to become one of the world's next top tier international airports, providing air connectivity to as much as 80 per cent of the world's economies. The report, Growing Canada...

Tags: airport, construction, GTAA, Infrastructure, LRT, Toronto Pearson, transit

Executive Committee backs Tory's tolling plans

December 2, 2016 -

The executive committee of the City of Toronto has voted unanimously to support Mayor John Tory’s plan for road tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway. According to an article from the Toronto Star, the road tolls were one of a handful of initiatives supported by the committee...

Tags: construction, Don Valley Parkway, DVP, Gardiner Expressway, Infrastructure, John Tory, tolls, Toronto

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