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RFQ Issued for Etobicoke Patient Tower Project

Posted on October 29, 2014
Infrastructure Ontario and William Osler Health System have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance, and maintain the new Phase 1 Patient Tower Project at Etobicoke General Hospital. The new project, involving the construction of a new four-storey tower, will add approximately 250,000 square feet of space to the existing facility and house the services most urgently needed by the Etobicoke community. Some features of the project include: a larger, state-of-the-art emergency department to support best practices in emergency [...]

ORBA Calls on Candidates to Invest in Transportation

Posted on October 21, 2014
The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is calling on all individuals seeking municipal office to commit to investing more in road and transit improvements. “ORBA’s member companies across the province are urging all municipal candidates for their commitment to investing in the future of our province by investing in transportation infrastructure,” said Geoff Wilkinson, executive director of ORBA. “Infrastructure plays a vital role in our economy today and into the future.” According to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario [...]

Contract Awarded for Sheridan College Expansion

Posted on October 21, 2014
Sheridan College and Infrastructure Ontario have awarded a fixed-price contract to Sheridan Creative Partnership to design, build, and finance the expansion of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga. The contract between Sheridan Creative Partnership and Sheridan College is for $67.3 million. Payment will be made by the province and Sheridan College at substantial completion in summer 2016 to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget. The consortium members include Bondfield Construction (developer/construction), Moriyama [...]

Companies Shortlisted for Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

Posted on October 15, 2014
Infrastructure Ontario and Mackenzie Health announced the three teams shortlisted to design, build, finance, and maintain the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project. The three consortia were selected based on the criteria identified in a request for qualifications process that began in March 2014. Selection criteria included construction capability, experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The shortlisted teams are: Plenary Health Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd. Design: Stantec Architecture Ltd., RTKL Construction: [...]

Hydro One Refurbishes Ontario-Michigan Circuit

Posted on October 15, 2014
Hydro One announced the refurbishment of an international transmission circuit linking Ontario and Michigan is complete. The $6.8-million investment refurbished 24 towers on the 5.5-kilometre circuit that runs from Sarnia Scott TS to the Mid River Junction Bunce Creek at the St. Clair River. The work involved replacing five transmission towers and strengthening the steel on 19 towers in accordance with Canadian Safety Authority Standards. “The refurbishment of this critical asset ensures continued reliability of one of the transmission lines that link [...]

Construction Underway on Timmins Wastewater Plant

Posted on October 4, 2014
The Government of Ontario announced October 3 that construction is underway on a major overhaul of the Mattagami River Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant, built in 1964, serves more than 40,000 people in Timmins and along the Mattagami River. Work is expected to be completed in 2016. “Ongoing upgrades to the Mattagami River Wastewater Treatment Plant will not only improve the water of the Mattagami River, they will also benefit the local economy, enable population growth, provide healthier surroundings, and help protect the environment,” said Jay [...]

Toronto to Get $2B Integrated Transit, Office Tower

Posted on October 1, 2014
Metrolinx and real estate investor and developer Ivanhoé Cambridge have signed an agreement to collaborate on an integrated transit and office development that aims to improve transit options for GO Transit customers in downtown Toronto. The project will include a new GO Transit bus terminal at the base of the planned office complex, two new 48-storey office towers on either side of the rail corridor, and a one-acre Sky Park connecting the two buildings. The new bus terminal will allow 50 per cent more daily GO Bus trips into downtown. The new terminal [...]

Renos for Heroes Raises $70,000 for Military Vets

Posted on September 22, 2014
About $70,000 was raised September 20 at a 10-kilometre walk in suburban Toronto for Renos for Heroes (RH), a non-profit foundation that provides building services for Canadian military vets and their families. Most of the money goes towards barrier-free construction at the homes of military veterans who have sustained physical injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder on the job, says Deryl Caruk, executive director of the program. It is “giving back” to soldiers who have “given us so much to us,” says Durval Terceira (pictured), who led the [...]

Ontario Launches Green Bonds to Fund Infrastructure

Posted on September 18, 2014
Ontario is launching a green bond program in the coming weeks, making it the first government in Canada to issue green bonds. Ontario will make the first green bonds available through its current dealer group to Canadian and international institutional investors to help establish a Canadian-dollar green bond market and attract new investors. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT has been selected as the green project that will receive funding from the inaugural issue, which is expected to be up to $500 million in size. Green bonds will help Ontario finance transit [...]

Transportation Key to Drawing Business to Toronto

Posted on September 18, 2014
Toronto should focus on improving its transportation infrastructure, including roads and transit, if it wants to keep growing as a centre for financial services headquarters, according to a Conference Board of Canada report released today. Toronto is well known as Canada’s corporate headquarters hub, and has the highest concentration of financial services headquarters in Canada. With approximately 30 per cent of all financial services headquarters in Canada, Toronto has by far the highest concentration; Vancouver is second at 13.2 per cent. The financial [...]
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