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Deloitte, Enstoa announce new Canadian partnership

Posted on October 23, 2017
Deloitte and Enstoa have announced that they have partnered, combining their respective skills and expertise to better address the needs of the growing capital projects and portfolio management (PPM) market in Canada. With the market for PPM solutions expected to exceed $8.5 Billion by 2025, both Deloitte and Enstoa see a tremendous opportunity to bring a unique value proposition to the market. “We’re in the midst of a critical time where organizations looking to optimize and streamline complex capital projects need the most innovative solutions more [...]

Preferred proponent selected for Highway 401 Rail Tunnel Project

Posted on October 20, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Members of the TTP team include: Applicant Lead: EllisDon Capital Inc. and STRABAG Inc. Construction: EllisDon Civil Ltd. and STRABAG Inc. Design: WSP Canada Inc., Dr. Sauer & Partners, Amec Foster Wheeler Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc. and STRABAG Inc. The selection of TTP is the result of [...]

RFP closed for Brockville General Hospital redevelopment

Posted on October 20, 2017
The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for prequalified companies to submit bids to build and finance the Brockville General Hospital redevelopment project. Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process that began in June 2015, prequalified bidders were invited to respond to the RFP issued in May 2017. Four companies have submitted bids: EllisDon Corporation M. Sullivan and Son, Ltd. PCL Constructors Canada, Inc. Pomerleau Inc. Infrastructure Ontario and Brockville General Hospital will now evaluate the [...]

Ottawa breaks ground on new Rideau Canal bridge

Posted on October 11, 2017
Officials from all three levels of government were involved in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-use bridge across the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. The new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Rideau Canal will connect Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue at Queen Elizabeth Drive in the Glebe. The crossing will reduce distances and improve connectivity between mid-town neighbourhoods, provide a safe cycling and walking path for residents, shorten commute times and offer a dedicated active, and sustainable transportation route to schools [...]

Canada, Ontario commit to expanded broadband access

Posted on October 10, 2017
People living in five Northern Ontario First Nation communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the world, and have improved access to distance education, skills training, and new business opportunities, thanks to a joint investment from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario of up to $69.2 million in the Ring of Fire region. The Government of Canada will invest up to $37.1 million in the project, through Connect to Innovate, a federal program that allows Canadians in every region of the country to [...]

Belle River wind power facility completed

Posted on October 10, 2017
Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) have announced their 100 megawatt (MW) Belle River Wind power facility, based in Lakeshore, Ont., has completed construction and is fully operational. Belle River Wind is expected to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 35,000 Ontario homes each year, based on average annual residential energy use in Ontario. “Samsung is proud to complete our fifth wind project under our Green Energy Investment Agreement with the Government of Ontario,” said Eskay [...]

Ferrigan named OPPI president

Posted on October 6, 2017
The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) has announced that Jason Ferrigan has become its 2017-2019 president. Ferrigan previously served on the OPPI council as president-elect (2015-2017), as well as two terms as a director from 2013-2015 and 2005-2007. He has also been an active volunteer of OPPI through his many contributions to the Journal, working groups, and committees. As president, he will work with Council, professional planners, and key stakeholders to advance INSPIRE OPPI - the Institute's Strategic Plan. "I look forward to advancing [...]

Preferred bidders selected for Highway 401 expansion

Posted on October 3, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario has announced that three teams are prequalified to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project. The Highway 401 expansion project involves an almost 18-kilometre stretch, from Highway 25 in Milton east to the Credit River in Mississauga. According to Infrastructure Ontario, the project features an expansion of the primarily six-lane highway to: 12 lane core-collector system from the Credit River to Winston Churchill Boulevard; 10 lanes from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Highway 407 ETR/ Highway 401 interchange; 12 [...]

Contract signed for Belfast maintenance and storage facility

Posted on September 27, 2017
The City of Ottawa has signed a contract as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ratified on March 24th, 2017 for a portion of Stage 2 of the Confederation Line. EllisDon, as part of the Rideau Transit Group Partnership (RTG), is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the City of Ottawa for the expansion of a maintenance and storage facility located at Belfast Road. This facility is part of Stage 2 construction for the Confederation Line Light Rail transit system. The $106 million contract includes the Early Work Package Variation [...]

Shortlist of bidders announced for Rutherford Station project

Posted on September 27, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted three teams to design, build, and finance the Rutherford Station project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Barrie line. Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process including, applicable construction experience and capacity to finance a project of this size and complexity. “Metrolinx is pleased to announce the short list of bidders for the Rutherford Station project,” [...]
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