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RFQ issued for Hurontario LRT

Posted on October 19, 2016
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a vendor to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario LRT project, and procure a fleet of light rail vehicles. The new LRT line will bring 20 kilometres of new, dedicated rapid transit between Port Credit GO Station in Mississauga and the Gateway Terminal at Steeles Ave. in Brampton. It will serve 22 surface stops connecting one urban growth centre, four mobility hubs, two GO Transit rail lines and a number of interchange stops with Brampton and [...]

Mohawk College Innovation Centre named first CII pilot project

Posted on October 18, 2016
EllisDon has announced that the Net Zero Energy institutional building at Mohawk College Fennell campus in Hamilton is the first official pilot project in the Carbon Impact Initiative, which launched in June 2016 under the Low Carbon Agenda. A groundbreaking event was held at the school last month to mark the start of the project. In addition to renovations to existing labs, EllisDon, in partnership with McCallum Sather Architects and B+H Architects, will erect the brand new 90,000 square-foot Centre for Partnership & Innovation. This building will [...]

Pattern Energy completes acquisition of Armow Wind Power facility

Posted on October 18, 2016
Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of a 90 MW interest in the 179 MW Armow Wind power facility in Kincardine, Ont. from Pattern Energy Group LP. Pattern Energy acquired the interest in Armow Wind for a total cash consideration of approximately US$133 million, representing a 9.5-10.5x multiple on the five-year average annual cash available for distribution (CAFD) contribution from the project. The purchase price was funded from cash available and draws under the Company’s revolving credit facility on October 17, 2016. Subsequent [...]

Ontario adding parking structures at two GO stations

Posted on October 13, 2016
The province will construct new, multi-level parking structures to help address the parking demands at Maple and Rutherford GO stations, which will provide 1,200 new spots at each station. Metrolinx will also be adding new pedestrian tunnels at both stations that will connect to the future second track and platform, which is needed to increase GO Transit service. This is another important milestone in expanding GO service on the Barrie line as part of Ontario's ten-year GO Regional Express Rail (RER) plan. To accommodate construction of the tunnels [...]

Plan approved to upgrade Billy Bishop passenger terminal

Posted on October 13, 2016
After several months of consultation, PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, has approved plans submitted by Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners (Nieuport), owner and operator of the airport’s passenger terminal, to undertake upgrades and enhancements to the terminal at the airport. The plans include increasing the terminal’s footprint to accommodate the airport’s growth since 2010, when the terminal was built, and to further enhance its passenger experience. Specific improvements include reconfiguring offices [...]

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 [...]
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