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Black & Veatch Expands Growth Plans in Canada

Posted on August 30, 2015
Black & Veatch has announced that its Edmonton-based professionals have relocated to larger office space that will accommodate the company’s growth plans in Canada. The company says moving to the new office location on Edmonton’s west end provides the space to support existing projects and capture new business. “Western Canada is one of the world’s leading energy markets, and Edmonton is a central stage from which Black & Veatch will drive its growth plans in an important region,” said Jim Doull, a senior VP for Black & Veatch’s [...]

Ottawa Art Gallery Secures Funding for $100M Expansion

Posted on August 27, 2015
The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) announced on August 6 that contract negotiations between the City of Ottawa and the development consortium of EBC Inc., DevMcGill, and Groupe Germain are complete, and that the OAG Expansion and Art Court Redevelopment project has started construction. As one of the smallest municipal galleries in Canada, the OAG’s space limitations have impacted its operations. Recent participation in arts, culture, and heritage activities are at record levels, and the industry’s audience is growing in Canada. The OAG’s own experience [...]

Ontario Invests $125M in Hospital Infrastructure

Posted on August 21, 2015
Ontario is providing approximately $125 million from 2015-’16 to hospitals the province announced on August 19. This is a part of the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF), which has more than doubled since 2013. The funding will help to renew critical infrastructure, and ensure that 128 hospitals continue to provide high-quality health care in a safe environment. Toronto East General Hospital—where the announcement was made—will receive approximately $1.7 million through the HIRF. The other hospitals will also receive HIRF grants for projects [...]

Nominations Open for Community Energy Builder Awards

Posted on August 18, 2015
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) is currently soliciting nominations for the 2015 Community Energy Builder Awards to be presented on October 27, 2015 at QUEST’s 9th Annual Conference and Tradeshow at Toronto’s Marriott Eaton Centre. The QUEST Community Energy Builder Awards are presented each year to recognize organizations that demonstrate leadership and innovation in the advancement of smart energy communities in Canada through: energy integration, energy efficiency, energy collaboration, and the broader good. The three principal [...]

Ontario Invests $2.5M in Northern Energy Infrastructure

Posted on August 17, 2015
Ontario is investing $2.5 million in new energy infrastructure in the Far North. This renewable energy project will link solar and wind power to the Fort Severn First Nation’s existing diesel-generating stations. The funding will be used towards the construction of a commercial-scale renewable energy micro-grid, and will be provided by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). The NOHFC has invested more than $1 billion in 6,780 projects in Northern Ontario since 2003, creating or sustaining over 25,500 jobs. Fort Severn Nation, located [...]

University of Ottawa Breaks Ground on $83M Learning Centre

Posted on August 15, 2015
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has announced that Ontario is building a new University of Ottawa Learning Centre, which broke ground on August 14. The new learning centre is located in the centre of the campus, close to the future University of Ottawa light-rail stop. The building will feature 26 new classrooms; 800 new study spaces; two large ampitheatres; seminar rooms; study carrels and a sophisticated computer lab; a 350-seat food court; and five hybrid learning spaces that will allow students to receive a blend of online and in-person [...]

Companies Shortlisted for CAMH Phase 1C Project

Posted on August 6, 2015
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have shortlisted three teams to design, build, finance, and maintain the facility's Phase 1C redevelopment project. The three consortia were selected based on the criteria identified in a request for qualifications process that began in March 2015. Selection criteria included construction capability, experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The shortlisted teams are: Plenary Health Developers: Plenary Group and PCL Investments Canada [...]

Contracts Awarded for Port Hope Area Initiative

Posted on July 30, 2015
The Government of Canada has announced the award of three contracts under the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI), the federal government’s commitment for the safe, long-term management of historic low-level radioactive waste in the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington in Ontario. An $86,847,474 contract was awarded to AMEC - CB&I Joint Venture to build the Port Granby Long-Term Waste Management Facility in Clarington. The project will relocate the historic low-level radioactive waste and marginally contaminated soils from an existing waste management [...]

$83M Pedestrian Tunnel to Toronto City Airport Opens

Posted on July 30, 2015
PortsToronto is pleased to announce that the new pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is now open to the public, providing travellers with a fast, reliable and convenient way to access the airport. Since it was first opened in 1939, Billy Bishop Airport has only been accessible by ferry. Today, a new 853-foot pedestrian tunnel runs across the Western Channel of Lake Ontario, constructed within the bedrock 100 feet beneath the surface of the lake. The tunnel will serve as the first land-link between Toronto’s mainland and the island [...]

Applications Open for Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund

Posted on July 29, 2015
Ontario is inviting small, rural, and Northern municipalities to apply for infrastructure funding to build and repair critical infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, under the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund. To be eligible for the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, municipalities must have a population of less than 100,000 as of the 2011 census or be located in northern or rural Ontario. Eligible municipalities will have access to $100 million per year to revitalize core infrastructure and support asset management planning. The province [...]
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