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RFQ issued for Lakeshore East expansion project

Posted on August 24, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East—Central Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Two grade separations - Scarborough Golf Club Road and Morningside Avenue; Track and grading work from Galloway Road to Beechgrove Drive (approximately 3.4 km); and All [...]

Statement addresses speculation over Gordie Howe bridge

Posted on August 23, 2017
The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has released a statement addressing recent speculation that has appeared in media reports. The statement, from WDBA president and CEO Michael Cautillo, attempts to set the record straight over recent reports on the project. Here is the the full statement that has been released: “The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is the largest and most ambitious trade infrastructure project along the Canada-United States border. The bridge will encourage new investment between Canada and the United States. It [...]

Livingstone to lead Saskatchewan Health Authority

Posted on August 23, 2017
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that Scott Livingstone has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority (RHA). “Scott Livingstone is an innovative, strategic leader who shares our goal of one provincial health authority that is focused on better co-ordination of health services across Saskatchewan,” said Jim Reiter, minister of health. “Scott is uniquely qualified to lead the formation of the new organization, with a wealth of experience in the Saskatchewan health system as a pharmacist and as CEO [...]

Dvorak adds president to COO role at exp

Posted on August 23, 2017
Exp has announced that Mark Dvorak has been named as its new president in addition to his current role as chief operating officer. Former president and co-chief executive officer, Vladimir Stritesky, retired July 31st, 2017. Dvorak was named Chief Operating Officer in April 2016. With over 20 years of experience, he has evolved from an exp staff engineer, to a senior project manager, to vice president transportation for U.S. Central operations. In addition to his solid technical and managerial skills, he has also nurtured many valued client relationships. Stritesky [...]

OCC calls for more resilient infrastructure

Posted on August 23, 2017
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released Building Better: Setting the 2017 Ontario Infrastructure Plan up for success, a report calling on the Ontario Government to implement key recommendations in its imminent Long-Term Infrastructure Plan (LTIP) that will help ensure accountable planning and building resilient, adaptable infrastructure for the future. With relatively stagnant infrastructure investment since the 1970s, the province of Ontario currently faces a significant infrastructure gap, where it would need an estimated $19 billion to improve [...]

Agreement reached to build road to Ring of Fire

Posted on August 21, 2017
Ontario is taking an important next step toward developing the Ring of Fire, working with Webequie, Marten Falls and Nibinamik First Nations to plan and construct a year-round access road into the proposed mining development site being pursued by Noront Resources Ltd. As part of this project, the province is also working with First Nations to build all-season access roads to their communities. Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle announced that Ontario will support First Nations to plan and construct an [...]

Construction begins on the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted on August 21, 2017
Over the next five years, Hamilton’s Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant will receive $340 million in upgrades. The first project under this multi-year, multi-phase initiative officially kicked off with a tour at the construction site for the new Raw Sewage Pumping Station. Hamilton Harbour was identified as a Great Lakes Area of Concern in 1987 as a result of degraded water quality and environmental health. There are a number of ongoing projects designed to have a direct impact on the health of the local environment, specifically water quality, including [...]

Ottawa files rezoning application for new hospital

Posted on August 21, 2017
The City of Ottawa has officially submitted a rezoning application that would allow for the construction of the new Ottawa hospital Civic campus on lands currently part of the Central Experimental Farm. According to an article from the CBC, the application would allow the land to be rezoned from agricultural research area to general urban area, opening the door for the development of the estimated $2-billion project. The five-hectare parcel of land is located along two major transportation arteries in the city, Highway 17-B and Prince of Wales Drive [...]

Infrastructure Ontario launches 100th AFP project

Posted on August 21, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a request for qualifications on its 100th project using its unique Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) process. The milestone marks almost 12 years of successfully procuring and delivering the Province's largest and most complex public infrastructure projects - including hospitals, courthouses, highways and public transit. “Ontario's AFP program is an international success story,” said Bob Chiarelli, minister of infrastructure. “It is delivering key projects like hospitals and public transit systems [...]

Bidders selected for Centre for Excellence in Transportation Infrastructure project

Posted on August 21, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO), on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation, has released a bid call to ten prequalified contractors to build the new Centre for Excellence in Transportation Infrastructure in North York. An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by IO, began in October 2016. This process identified ten contractors with the construction capability to deliver a project of this size and scope: Aquicon Construction Company Ltd. Bird Construction Group Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. Buttcon Ltd. Eastern [...]
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