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CBI, OHBA release Suburbs on Track report

Posted on September 9, 2016
The Ryerson City Building Institute (CBI) and Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) co-launched the Suburbs on Track report, which explores the benefits of transit-oriented communities. The report emphasizes how these communities are walkable and safe, support local businesses, generate ridership to pay for transit while providing more mobility choices and improving housing affordability. The Ontario government is currently investing $32 billion in rapid transit infrastructure over the next 15 years. This report provides several recommendations for [...]

Report: Infrastructure agency would advise federal government on mega-projects

Posted on September 7, 2016
Over the next 10 years when the federal government aims to deliver $120 billion of infrastructure investment and boost the economy, it's important to establish a centre of excellence to support big decisions on the country's future mega-projects. So says infrastructure expert Matti Siemiatycki, University of Toronto associate professor of geography and planning, in a report commissioned by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). In his latest report, "Implementing a Canadian Infrastructure Investment Agency" (CIIA), Siemiatycki [...]

Canada, Nunavut announce bilateral funding agreement

Posted on September 7, 2016
The governments of Canada and Nunavut announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $68 million in combined funding available to Nunavut communities under a new federal program - the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 75 per cent of funding - more than $51 million - for projects supported through this program and the territorial government and communities will provide the balance of funding. Also announced was an initial list of three approved projects under the new funding program. The list includes an [...]

Volvo, Autoliv announce joint autonomous software venture

Posted on September 6, 2016
Volvo Cars and Autoliv Inc. have signed a letter of intent to set up a new jointly-owned company to develop next generation autonomous driving software. The planned new company will have its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, and an initial workforce taken from both companies of around 200, increasing to over 600 in the medium term. The company is expected to start operations in the beginning of 2017. The joint venture will create a new entrant in the growing global market for autonomous driving software systems. It marks the first time a leading premium [...]

Leclair joins D.F. Pray

Posted on September 6, 2016
D.F. Pray announced that Darren LeClair has joined the firm’s Toronto office as Director of Canadian Projects. In this new role, Darren will oversee the firm’s Canadian projects, working with clients, owners, and project managers on the successful completion of projects in several vertical markets. Reporting to Vice President of Canadian Operations Matt DeThomas, he will also be responsible for enhancing the firm’s position in the Toronto marketplace. Darren brings more than 25 years of experience in commercial building construction, engineering [...]

NWT announces changes to Cabinet

Posted on September 6, 2016
Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod announced a series of changes to the Executive Council. “With a clear mandate to guide us and preparations underway for the second year of our term, including consideration of potential restructuring options, today’s changes will help position Cabinet to deliver on its commitments and fulfill the priorities of the 18th Legislative Assembly,” McLeod said. The changes announced were: Minister Robert C. McLeod assumes responsibility for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Department [...]

Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital contract awarded

Posted on September 2, 2016
Plenary Health has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Mackenzie Health (MH) selected Plenary Health after extensive evaluations following a fair, open and transparent request for proposals process that began in June 2015. “This is a significant step forward moving us closer towards the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital,” said Altaf Stationwala president and chief executive officer of Mackenzie Health. “With ground-breaking only a few months [...]

Canada, Alberta reach $1.08 billion bilateral agreement

Posted on September 1, 2016
The governments of Canada and Alberta announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $1.08 billion in funding available under two new federal programs – the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Alberta, which will make over $1.08 billion in funding available so that Alberta communities can address their specific infrastructure priorities, while helping grow the middle class with good, well-paying jobs.” Said Amarjeet Sohi, Federal minister of infrastructure [...]

RFQ announced for new West Park Healthcare Centre

Posted on September 1, 2016
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and West Park Healthcare Centre (WPHC) have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a team to design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) the facility’s hospital development project in Toronto. The development project will see the construction of a new hospital building, providing inpatient, outpatient and outreach services to meet future demands for health care in Ontario. The project will result in the construction of a new facility approximately 720,000 square feet and will also include: Demolition of three existing [...]

Red Deer wastewater system captures APWA award

Posted on September 1, 2016
The South Red Deer Regional Wastewater System project was recently named a 2016 Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA). The project is being honoured with APWA’s Project of the Year award in the Small Cities/Rural Communities – Environment category. This award honours agencies representing cities and communities with a population of 75,000 or less that have include treatment and recycling facilities, landfill reclamation projects, and sewer projects. The Small Cities/Rural Cities Project of the Year Award was [...]
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