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Gordie Howe International Bridge to include pedestrian access

Posted on March 6, 2017
The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has announced that, as a result of public consultation and feedback and engagement with Canada Border Services Agency and US Customs and Border Protection, the Gordie Howe International Bridge will include a dedicated multi-use path that will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. WDBA has asked the three proponent teams to include this design element in their responses to the Request for Proposals. It will be up to the Proponents to provide design details to best incorporate this active transportation feature [...]

Cory named President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario

Posted on February 27, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario's (IO) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Mr. Ehren Cory as the new President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario. Mr. Cory has served as a member of IO's executive since December 2012, most recently leading the division responsible for delivering major public infrastructure projects such as hospitals, courthouses, roads, and public transit. Mr. Cory and the IO executive team will continue to focus on partnering to deliver public infrastructure projects successfully, providing loans for public infrastructure, and managing [...]

RFQ issued for Union Station Enhancement Project

Posted on February 23, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Union Station Enhancement project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service, which link into Union Station as the major transit hub in the City of Toronto. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Construction of a new platform, including a new roof structure Development of a new concourse area below the platform Safety [...]

EllisDon announces second CII pilot project

Posted on February 23, 2017
On March 1, EllisDon will begin redevelopment of the historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works. Conversion of the 53,000-square-foot, Building 16, will create a year-round hub for thought leaders and citizen city builders to collaborate in building sustainable cities; and, will provide an opportunity to test and drive change for future low carbon cities across the country. Under EllisDon's Carbon Impact Initiative, launched in June 2016, this will be the second official pilot project as well as the first in Canada to target a carbon neutral design [...]

RCCAO and MEA’s 2017 Environmental Bill of Rights Application

Posted on February 22, 2017
On February 3, 2017 a joint application by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) and the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) was hand delivered to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The application, under section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights, calls for a review of and changes to the Environmental Assessment Act, various regulations under that statute; and all policies and guidance documents, published or in use by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) related to the Municipal Class Environmental [...]

Ottawa announces new details for Stage 2 LRT project

Posted on February 22, 2017
The City of Ottawa has provided an update about plans to move forward with the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. City Staff also provided a detailed presentation of a related report on Stage 2 LRT, in advance of the tabling of the report at the Finance and Economic Development Committee on February 24, and at City Council on March 8. The briefing included an update on significant changes to the scope of the project, information on the final alignment adjustments, the recommended procurement model and the specific activities the City will undertake to [...]

RFP issued for Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project

Posted on February 16, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. Work is required at the Highway 401/409 intersection to accommodate GO Transit expansion along the Kitchener Corridor under Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in September 2016. Selection criteria included design and construction experience, and the financial [...]

Metrolinx releases statement on Bombardier, Eglinton LRT

Posted on February 15, 2017
Metrolinx has released a statement expressing its disappointment over Bombardier’s lack of ability to meet its contractual needs regarding the Eglinton LRT project. Here is the statement: “Metrolinx has been concerned for some time about the performance of Bombardier and their ability to deliver a quality product on time to achieve the scheduled 2021 opening of the Eglinton LRT. We have repeatedly conveyed our disappointment to Bombardier on its progress to date and in particular that the pilot vehicle is almost two years late and has not yet [...]

Winning consortium selected for Hamilton Biosolids Project

Posted on February 6, 2017
Harbour City Solutions consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ont. Harbour City Solutions includes: Bird Construction, Synagro Technologies, Inc. (Synagro Capital), Andritz Separation Inc., Cole Engineering, Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd./Maple Reinders PPP Ltd., and AIM Environmental Group. Bird Construction has a 50 per cent interest in the construction joint venture that will design and build the project. It will also take [...]

Green bond proceeds fund environmentally-friendly infrastructure

Posted on February 3, 2017
Ontario has successfully issued its third green bond, raising $800 million to help build clean transportation and environmentally friendly infrastructure projects in communities across the province. Proceeds from the bond will support 12 projects, including: St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, targeted to achieve LEED gold-level certification ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville, expected to achieve LEED silver-level certification York VivaNEXT Bus Rapid Transit Expansion in York Region GO Transit [...]
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