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Ontario building new courthouse in Halton Region

Posted on June 21, 2017
The Government of Ontario has announced plan for a new justice facility in Southern Ontario: the Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse. The new 21-courtroom facility will offer a broad range of justice, family, social, and victim services, bringing the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice operations in Milton and Burlington together at one accessible location. The building will feature new technology to make the court run more efficiently which will help speed up the criminal justice system in the Halton Region. For example, witnesses [...]

Ground broken at PwC-YMCA tower

Posted on June 20, 2017
Canada’s largest urban development project broke ground on a central feature of the emerging downtown precinct in the City of Vaughan. The PwC-YMCA Tower, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, will combine Class-A office space, amenities, and services and be situated at the heart of SmartCentres Place. The developers are Smart Real Estate Investment Trust (SmartREIT) and Mitchell Goldhar. The 236,000 square foot mixed-use tower will be home to professional services firm PwC Canada, a 100,000-square-foot YMCA, a 20,000-square-foot public library, 10,000-square-foot [...]

Ontario announces expansion of Highway 400

Posted on June 20, 2017
The Government of Ontario has announced the start of construction of the Highway 400 widening project, expanding the highway across a stretch of more than 10 kilometres from Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan to King Road in the Township of King. This project, which is scheduled for completion in fall 2020 will widen the highway from six lanes to eight lanes and include a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction. "I am proud that the provincial government continues to invest in much needed infrastructure improvements in York Region,” said [...]

Ontario begins GO rail electrification assessment process

Posted on June 19, 2017
The Government of Ontario has announced the commencement of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. The process builds on public consultations held last year and will assess the environmental impacts of converting core segments of the GO rail network, including the UP Express, from diesel to electric. It is a critical step towards enabling the province to begin the procurement process to select a vendor to electrify the system. In tandem with the assessment process, Ontario is also undertaking a feasibility study on the [...]

$1.09 billion committed to Ottawa Stage 2 LRT

Posted on June 16, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced up to $1.09 billion in funding for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Stage 2 Project, which will better connect the east, west and south areas of Canada’s capital. The Government of Ontario has also made a similar funding commitment to the project. The City of Ottawa is responsible for the balance of the funding. “The Government of Canada is proud to be part of this important project for the National Capital Region, in partnership with the Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa,” said Amarjeet sohi, minister [...]

Contract awarded for Groves Memorial Community Hospital project

Posted on June 16, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. to design, build, and finance the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) development project in Centre Wellington. The contract between EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. is for $127.5 million. Payment will be made by the province and GMCH at substantial completion in late 2019 to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget. The EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. team includes: Developer: EllisDon [...]

BLOOM announces cleantech grant recipients

Posted on June 14, 2017
BLOOM has announced that grant funding has been approved to support the completion of seven clean technology demonstration projects. The projects are diverse and represent key sectors of Ontario’s economy. The funding for the projects is being provided by the Government of Ontario. The demonstrations are collaborative projects involving both a cleantech solution provider as well as an end-use customer ‘host’ who is representative of the broader target sector. In addition, each project includes other strategic partners to support the roll-out and [...]

Ontario investing $60 million in the Third Crossing Project

Posted on June 14, 2017
The government of Ontario is investing up to $60 million in the Third Crossing Project in Kingston - a new bridge over the Cataraqui River that will connect the east and west communities. “I am thrilled that the province has made this commitment to support the third crossing project that the City of Kingston has identified as a key priority,” said Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands. “Adding a third crossing over the Cataraqui River will provide an alternate emergency route, accommodate for future growth, and decrease travel times for [...]

RFQ issued for Barrie rail corridor expansion project

Posted on June 12, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion - Grading Project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned increase in service on the Barrie GO line. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Double track expansion on the Barrie Corridor Line, including grading, between Union Station and Aurora GO Station Track and signals upgrades to support double track expansion Noise and retaining [...]

Contract awarded for Mount Sinai redevelopment project

Posted on June 9, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Capital Inc. (EllisDon) to build and finance Sinai Health System's Phase 3A redevelopment project at Mount Sinai Hospital. The contract between EllisDon and Sinai Health System is for $288.5 million. An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System, began in August 2015. The project is a large-scale renovation of several key areas of Mount Sinai Hospital, including: redevelopment [...]
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