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Stakeholders reach $48 million agreement over Gordie Howe Bridge

Posted on June 27, 2017
On June 23rd, the City of Detroit and the Delray Community Advisory Group (CAG) announced that it reached an agreement with the State of Michigan and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) to sell 36 city-owned parcels of land, underground assets, and approximately 8 kilometres of city-owned streets as part of a series of landmark agreements totaling $48 million in development of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The agreements remain subject to approval by Detroit City Council and other agencies, but thus far, the stakeholders, including community [...]

Metrolinx releases agenda ahead of board meeting

Posted on June 26, 2017
Metrolinx has released its agenda for the meeting of its board of directors on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. In its report to the board, the Capital Projects Group (CPG) is advancing its growing program projects, including the Regional Express Rail (RER) program, the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT), Finch West LRT, Hurontario LRT, Hamilton LRT and Bus Rapid Transit. CPG describes its progress in advancing various of its projects, such as moving forward: RER works using the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model with the assistance [...]

Hamilton, Ont., receives more than $30M for water infrastructure

Posted on June 26, 2017
Hamilton receives more than $30 million in federal and provincial funding for water infrastructure projects. Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, Ted McMeekin, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, and Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton, have announced that 16 new projects in Hamilton have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. “I'm proud to be back home in Hamilton today to announce funding that will go a long [...]

Brampton, Ont., launches Asset Management Training and Innovation Centre

Posted on June 26, 2017
On June 7, the City of Brampton formally launched the first ever Asset Management Training and Innovation Centre in Canada. Endorsed by the internationally recognized Institute of Asset Management (IAM), Brampton City Hall is now an IAM-approved training and exam venue. The certification courses offered will advance the science and practice of asset management, which is critical for all municipalities nation-wide. "We are thinking bigger and moving forward—our corporate asset management plan is just one example. With the launch of the City's Asset Management [...]

$333 million from Feds to Finch West LRT

Posted on June 26, 2017
On Friday, Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and  Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, announced up to $333 million in federal funding for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Finch West LRT  amounts to a $1.2 billion investment from the Government of Ontario into the City of Toronto’s transit infrastructure. “The governments of Canada and Ontario are working together with municipalities to invest in important public transit infrastructure projects like the Finch [...]

IO releases shortlist for phase two of OPP Modernization project

Posted on June 23, 2017
Yesterday, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) announced the shortlist of three teams to design, build, and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Modernization project. Following a request for qualifications process that began in January 2017, the companies below were shortlisted. The shortlist was selected on the basis of design and construction experience, personnel qualifications, and financial capacity with respect to the scope and complexity [...]

Construction begins on new bus terminal at Union Station

Posted on 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 connect commuters to GO Transit, the TTC, VIA Rail, UP Express, and the proposed future high speed rail connection to destinations in southern Ontario. The location of the new terminal provides better access to the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard [...]

Ontario building new courthouse in Halton Region

Posted on 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 Justice operations in Milton and Burlington together at one accessible location. The building will feature new technology to make the court run more efficiently which will help speed up the criminal justice system in the Halton Region. For example, witnesses [...]

Ground broken at PwC-YMCA tower

Posted on 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 Place. The developers are Smart Real Estate Investment Trust (SmartREIT) and Mitchell Goldhar. The 236,000 square foot mixed-use tower will be home to professional services firm PwC Canada, a 100,000-square-foot YMCA, a 20,000-square-foot public library, 10,000-square-foot [...]

Ontario announces expansion of Highway 400

Posted on 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 2020 will widen the highway from six lanes to eight lanes and include a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction. "I am proud that the provincial government continues to invest in much needed infrastructure improvements in York Region,” said [...]
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