Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract to Ontario Transit Group for $6B ($5.5B for capital costs and $0.5B for financing and transaction costs) to design, build and finance the Ontario Line Southern Civil, Stations and Tunnel (South Civil) package.

The Ontario Transit Group team includes:

  • Applicant Lead: Ferrovial Construction Canada Inc., VINCI Construction Grands Projets
  • Design Team: AECOM Canada Ltd., COWI North America Ltd., GHD Limited, SENER Group
  • Construction Team: Ferrovial Construction Canada Inc., Janin Atlas Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: Agentis Capital

The project underwent an open, fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a third-party fairness monitor. Ontario Transit Group submitted the proposal which delivers the best value for Ontario taxpayers. The project is being delivered through IO’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) model, which transfers appropriate risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.

The team will begin mobilizing its design and construction crews, with major works to commence in early 2023. The South Civil contract is anticipated to be completed in 2030.

OTG anticipates that its section of work for South Civil will strengthen Ontario’s economy by supporting an estimated 1,500 jobs at the peak of construction.

Scope of work for the Ontario Line South Civil design-build-finance package includes:

  • A six-kilometre tunnel and associated tunnelling works from Exhibition to Don Yard portal (west of the Don River)
  • Groundworks required to build the tunnels and stations; utility and conduit works to prepare for the RSSOM mechanical and electrical systems; guideway structures and facilities to prepare for the track structure to be installed by the RSSOM contractor
  • Stations:
  • One above-ground station to be integrated with the existing GO Transit Exhibition Station
  • Two underground stations to be integrated with the existing TTC Osgoode and Queen subway stations
  • Four new underground stations (King/Bathurst, Queen/Spadina, Moss Park, Corktown)
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The Ontario Line project is being delivered through various P3, progressive design-build and traditional procurement contracts, which are all being staged accordingly for their successful delivery.

The Ontario Line will be a 15.6-kilometre new rapid transit line running between the Ontario Science Centre and Exhibition/Ontario Place in Toronto, with 15 stations, including six interchange stations. The new line will provide more than 40 connections to other bus, streetcar, light-rail transit and regional rail services.

Learn more about the Ontario Line South Civil contract.

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