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Two bidders prequalified for Toronto courthouse

Posted on October 12, 2016
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) have announced two prequalified teams to design, build, finance and maintain a new Toronto courthouse. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in April 2016. Selection criteria included design and construction capability, experience, and the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity. The following teams are prequalified for the new Toronto courthouse project: EllisDon Infrastructure Developer: [...]

$110 million sought for London water, transit projects

Posted on October 12, 2016
London’s City Council approved a list of over $110 million worth of infrastructure projects to be considered by provincial and federal governments under Phase 1 of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Council approved $36 million for transit and transportation-related infrastructure projects, which will leverage over $70 million in total investment. Council further approved over $10 million for water, wastewater, and stormwater projects, which, when combined with investments from other orders of government [...]

Gordie Howe bridge RFP weeks away?

Posted on October 12, 2016
Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. has suggested that the RFP for the Gordie Howe International bridge is now just weeks away. According to an article from the Detroit Free Press, the statement was made by Ambassador David MacNaughton at a Canada-United States Business Association event in Detroit. He told the audience that the ministry of infrastructure is soon to approve the issuance of the RFP. Three teams of finalists have already been shortlisted for the project, the RFP for which was supposed to be issued late last year. Currently, the bridge is [...]

Government funding supports Ottawa River CSST project

Posted on October 11, 2016
The federal and provincial governments have announced that more than $232 million in government funding will go to the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) project. The project will include the construction of two tunnels: an east-west tunnel through the downtown core from LeBreton Flats to New Edinburgh Park, and a north-south tunnel along Kent Street from Catherine Street to existing infrastructure, just behind the Supreme Court of Canada. This project will greatly reduce the frequency of sewage overflows into the Ottawa River during storms, reduce [...]

Government engineers calling for oversight

Posted on October 7, 2016
Proper oversight is key to negating future risk says PEGO, the bargaining unit and association of professional engineers and land surveyors that work for the Government of Ontario, in response to the government’s joint statement on Nipigon River Bridge. “PEGO commends the task force for completing the investigation and fulfilling a mandate in identifying what occurred with the Nipigon River Bridge incident,” said Ping Wu, president of PEGO. “However, in addition to this report, we would strongly encourage the government to inspect how the management [...]

SNC-Lavalin, Bruce Power Invest in Ontario Nuclear

Posted on October 6, 2016
The program includes provisions for the life extension of 6 Bruce Power units. The agreement also establishes a framework for the provision of ongoing engineering and CANDU reactor [...]

$2.4 million to design Toronto's Rail Deck Park

Posted on October 6, 2016
There is precedent for the deck park. Chicago constructed Millenium Park, while New York has both Hudson Yards and Manhattan West. The cost of purchasing the parkland in the areas [...]

Scarborough subway plan at risk?

Posted on October 5, 2016
The CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission is warning that further delay in determining the route for the proposed Scarborough subway could cause an increase in cost and a delay in project completion. Andy Byford stressed the concern in an exclusive interview with the Toronto Star, saying that it is still possible to meet the $3.2 billion cost and 2025 construction deadline at this stage, but that municipal officials need to “pin down the exact alignment” in order to keep the project stay on time and on budget. The $3.2 billion price tag was based [...]

Sudbury exploring options for $1.4 billion infrastructure deficit

Posted on October 5, 2016
Municipal officials in Sudbury have begun the difficult task of looking at ways to tackle the city’s $1.4 billion infrastructure deficit. According to a CBC News article, Sudbury City Council has determined that the deficit includes at least $700 million to fix roads, as well as approximately $345 million for its water and wastewater system. The findings were part of a report recently-released By Sudbury auditor general Ron Foster. Among the solutions being considered are the possibility of debt financing and raising taxes. The debt financing issue [...]

RFQ released for Cooksville GO station

Posted on October 4, 2016
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Cooksville GO Station project. This project is part of Metrolinx’s work to provide a faster, more frequent and convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required at the Cooksville GO Transit Station, located along the Milton Corridor in the City of Mississauga, to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail services. Scope of work [...]
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