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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 [...]

Ontario investing $127 million in new university

Posted on June 9, 2017
Ontario is investing in a new York University campus in Markham—the first university campus in York Region—that will expand post-secondary education opportunities for students in the region. The new university campus will serve an estimated 4,000 students in York Region, with the potential for more students over time. The campus will offer a broad range of business, arts, and social science-related programs, and provide students with opportunities for research, experiential learning and collaboration to help them prepare for the highly skilled jobs [...]

Tolls coming to Saskatchewan's Diefenbaker bridge?

Posted on June 9, 2017
A member of Prince Albert City Council in Saskatchewan has asked staff to investigate the cost of adding tolling technology to the municipal bridge across the North Saskatchewan River. According to an article from CBC News, Councillor Charlene Miller made the request of staff this week, hoping to understand the cost-benefit of adding a tolling system Diefenbaker bridge at the north end of the city. The Diefenbaker bridge is currently the only road crossing of the North Saskatchewan River in the community, with no other crossing points available for [...]

Calgary library project back on schedule

Posted on June 9, 2017
Calgary city council received good news from staff in regards to the construction of the new $245-million central library: the project is back on schedule. In January, council was told that issues with steel truss beams had put the project about six weeks behind, as analysis of the beams and shipment of replacement materials was needed. However, the latest update showed that the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, the project manager for the new library, has worked diligently to put the project back on time. Included in the staff update was good news [...]

Vancouver launches its Mobility Pricing Independent Commission

Posted on June 8, 2017
TransLink's board of directors and the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation have officially launched the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission and announced its chair and vice-chair who will lead its work to examine how pricing could potentially solve key transportation challenges in the Metro Vancouver region. The launch was set in motion in November of 2016 with the approval of the phase one plan of the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation. The 10-Year Vision committed the region to exploring mobility pricing in order [...]

PEI Commits funding to recruit construction workers

Posted on June 8, 2017
The Prince Edward Island construction sector has immediate needs for 500-750 workers and as many as 1,800 workers will be needed over the next 10 years to keep pace with major projects, retirements, and an upswing in the sector. In anticipation of the workforce demands, the Government of Prince Edward Island has partnered with the Construction Association of Prince Edward Island to support new training and employment opportunities in the province’s fast-growing construction industry. “Non-residential investment in construction in PEI has the fastest [...]

New Brunswick signs contract for innovative culvert assessment

Posted on June 8, 2017
The Government of New Brunswick has signed a contract with a Fredericton engineering company that is changing the way culverts are assessed. “Your government understands that transportation infrastructure is vital to the safety of the travelling public and the competitiveness of our industries,” said transportation and infrastructure minister Bill Fraser. “Timely maintenance of infrastructure like culverts preserves its lifespan and costs less than replacement.” Inversa Systems has developed technology that allows for a more efficient inspection [...]

Hamilton receives FCM grant for brownfields study

Posted on June 8, 2017
The City of Hamilton announced that it has received a $175,000 grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that will be used towards funding a key phase in the Hamilton Bayfront Industrial Area Strategy: the review of brownfield redevelopment opportunities. The FCM's Green Municipal Fund grant will support a review of potential land contamination through a Historic Land Use Inventory, the review of brownfield issues, opportunities and options, and potential enhancements to the city's brownfield redevelopment incentive program (ERASE Community [...]

Three teams shortlisted for Hurontario LRT

Posted on June 8, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted three teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The three teams were selected based on the criteria identified in a Request for Qualifications process that began in October 2016. Selection criteria included design, construction, maintenance, and operational experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The shortlisted teams and their prime team members are: HURONTARIO LIGHT RAIL CONNECTION [...]

New law changes the governance of Montreal transit

Posted on June 6, 2017
The Government of Québec has introduced new governance of public transit in the Montreal metropolitan area. The primary goal of Law 76 is to amend the organization and governance, led by the transition committee. Laurent Lessard, minister of transport, sustainable mobility and transportation electrification, has announced that the Council of Ministers has appointed seven members to the first board of directors of the Regional Metropolitan Transportation Authority: President: Pierre Shedleur, president and consultant Gestion Shedleur inc. Board [...]
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