The Requests for Proposals (RFP) stage has closed for teams to submit their bids for two major works packages for the Ontario Line: Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations and the Elevated Guideway and Stations contracts.
For the Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations project: Pape North Connect and Trillium Subway Partners have submitted their proposals by the deadline.
For the Elevated Guideway and Stations project: Rail Connect Partnership, Transit Expansion North and Trillium Guideway Partners have submitted their proposals by the deadline.
Proposals will be evaluated by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx and the top-ranked team from each project will work collaboratively with Metrolinx during a Development Phase, expected to start in 2024. Once the Development Phase is completed, Metrolinx will have the option to sign a contract with the successful team.
The Ontario Line project is being delivered through various Public-Private-Partnership (P3), progressive design-build and traditional procurement contracts, which are all being staged accordingly for their successful delivery. This segment of the project is being delivered through four packages of work: two major works contracts as noted above and two smaller early works contracts.
The Ontario Line will be a 15.6-kilometre subway line with 15 new stations and will run from Exhibition Place, through the heart of downtown, all the way to the Ontario Science Centre. It will give people more time back in their days, with a trip from one end to the other taking less than 30 minutes compared to the 70 minutes it takes on transit today. There will also be significant relief from crowding throughout the existing transit network thanks to connections to more than 40 other travel options along the way, including the TTC’s Line 1 and Line 2, three GO Transit rail lines, and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
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