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EllisDon Infrastructure has been named as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain the new Toronto courthouse project located at 10 Armoury Street, bordered by Centre Avenue and Chestnut Street. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) selected EllisDon Infrastructure after extensive evaluations following…

January 12, 2018 @ 3:10pm

A new City of Toronto staff estimate pegs the cost of the proposed Rail Deck Park project at $1.66-billion. The estimate comes as part of the release of the feasibility analysis by the city, as well as an outline of next steps for the implementation of the project. Announced in…

November 23, 2017 @ 1:33pm

The PCL family of companies has announced the appointment of Todd Craigen to senior vice president and district manager of PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto). Reporting to the president of Eastern Canada, Jim Dougan, Todd has overall responsibility for PCL’s operations in the Greater Toronto Area and southwestern Ontario, and…

November 09, 2017 @ 6:51am

Parsons has announced the appointment of Joanne McCall, senior vice president, to the position of market leader for the Greater Toronto Region. She will immediately assume responsibility for growing business in the region, while she continues her current duties as Parsons’ Civil/Structural Division leader for Canada until a replacement is…

September 06, 2017 @ 7:53am

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, finance, and maintain the new Toronto courthouse located at 11 Centre Avenue, bordered by Chestnut and Armoury Streets. Following a fair, open, and transparent request for qualifications process, two teams—EllisDon Infrastructure and Plenary Justice—were…

September 06, 2017 @ 6:09am

City Council has approved Toronto's long-term path to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The TransformTO Pathway to a Low Carbon Future report recommends ambitious strategies and long-term goals to transform Toronto's urban systems – specifically buildings, energy, transportation, and waste. "I am proud that…

July 05, 2017 @ 7:31am

The governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto announced a joint commitment to plan and design the relief line transit project in downtown Toronto. Through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Government of Canada will be providing more than $27 million to support the planning and preliminary design of a relief…

June 05, 2017 @ 6:20am

Toronto City Council has approved a plan to continue preliminary work the next phase of its multi-billion-dollar transit system expansion. The plan includes moving forward with two projects: the Downtown Relief Line and the extension of Line 1 on Yonge Street. The Downtown Relief Line, with current cost estimates of…

May 25, 2017 @ 7:29am

As part of ongoing efforts to modernize its traffic signals, the City of Toronto has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of a new, adaptive ‘smart traffic signal’ system. The city has operated about 350 smart signals since the early 1990s, but the current system has reached…

May 05, 2017 @ 6:02am

Toronto Mayor John Tory’s Executive Committee has approved the plan for a one-stop Scarborough subway extension, with an estimated price tag of $3.35 billion. According to an article from the Toronto Star, only one member of the committee voted against the proposal, Ward 43 Councillor Paul Ainslie who supports a…

March 08, 2017 @ 7:24am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have selected LINK 427 as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 Expansion project. LINK 427's team includes: Developer: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Miller Infrastructure Construction: Dragados Canada Inc., Miller Infrastructure and Bot Infrastructure Ltd.…

January 26, 2017 @ 7:06am

Just a few short weeks after Toronto city staff announced that the Gardiner Expressway rehabilitation project had ballooned to over $3.6 billion, a new plan suggests a fix could come in at as little as $2.3 billion. According to a story from the Toronto Star, city council will move forward…

December 16, 2016 @ 7:52am

Toronto City Council has voted 32-9 in support of Mayor John Tory’s proposal to introduce road tolls to the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. According to the Toronto Star, the final decision will not be made until sometime in 2017, but the council vote provides Tory with a strong…

December 14, 2016 @ 8:30am

The executive committee of the City of Toronto has voted unanimously to support Mayor John Tory’s plan for road tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway. According to an article from the Toronto Star, the road tolls were one of a handful of initiatives supported by the…

December 02, 2016 @ 7:26am

The City of Toronto has announced that the planned rehabilitation of the Gardiner Expressway will cost more than $1 billion more than originally anticipated. According to an article from the CBC, a city staff report published last week showed that the cost of the project has risen from $2.57 billion…

November 28, 2016 @ 8:14am

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) is supporting the road toll initiatives announced by Toronto Mayor John Tory as one step in the right direction to address the city's congestion. With 100,000 people moving to the GTHA every year, congestion costs the regional economy $11 billion every…

November 25, 2016 @ 9:11am

The City of Toronto has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking partnerships and ideas for large-scale development of low-carbon thermal energy networks/district energy solutions. The RFQ, currently listed at merx.com, states that: “The purpose of this RFPQ is to establish a list of up to five pre-qualified respondents and…

November 22, 2016 @ 7:31am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) have issued a request for proposals (RFP) to two prequalified teams to design, build, finance and maintain the new Toronto courthouse. Teams invited to submit proposals were selected based on their design and construction capability, experience, facilities management capacity…

November 01, 2016 @ 7:14am

After several months of consultation, PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, has approved plans submitted by Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners (Nieuport), owner and operator of the airport’s passenger terminal, to undertake upgrades and enhancements to the terminal at the airport. The plans include increasing the terminal’s…

October 13, 2016 @ 6:45am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) have announced two prequalified teams to design, build, finance and maintain a new Toronto courthouse. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in April 2016. Selection criteria included design…

October 12, 2016 @ 12:25pm

Toronto City Council unanimously approved $2.4 million for design on the proposed Rail Deck Park in the city’s downtown core. oronto Mayor, John Tory, said to the CBC of the parkland’s prioritization: "The other alternative that people would have is that we would just leave this land on the course…

October 06, 2016 @ 6:46am

What a difference a year makes. In contrast to the first CUI-Business Sweden seminar held last fall, which left participants frustrated by the City of Toronto’s overly cautious approach to Vision Zero, the September 26 event at the Artscape Sandbox in downtown Toronto crackled with energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas.…

September 30, 2016 @ 12:30pm

In its new report Unlocking Value: A Strategy to Finance Transit Expansion with Existing City Assets & Revenue, Toronto Region Board of Trade is revealing a strategy for the City of Toronto to raise up to $1-billion to fund and finance its transit and transportation infrastructure needs. If action is…

September 15, 2016 @ 6:07am

Tunnelling is now complete on the 10-kilometre underground tunnel of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Don and Humber, boring the eastern segment tunnels, arrived at Yonge Street having travelled 3,300 metres from where they started just east of Brentcliffe Road in September 2015.…

August 17, 2016 @ 8:23am

A report released by Move the GTHA reveals a $30 billion capital funding gap to build the regional transportation network, plus billions more needed for operations, maintenance and rehabilitation. The report entitled Are we there yet? presents a snapshot of progress to date, and the investment strategies required by 2017…

August 16, 2016 @ 10:29am

This is the executive summary of the recently released report “Megatrends: The Impact of Infrastructure on Ontario’s and Canada’s Future.” The report was written by Michael Fenn, whose extensive career in public service includes stints as a former Ontario deputy minister, and founding CEO of both Metrolinx and the Mississauga…

August 04, 2016 @ 6:22am

An agreement has been signed between Bombardier Transportation and Metrolinx to produce 182 light rail vehicles for Toronto. The  $770-million contract has delivery of these vehicles scheduled for between 2013 and 2020. The vehicles are the Bombardier Flexity 100 per cent low-floor light rail technology already in use in cities…

June 15, 2010 @ 1:31pm

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA's) Community Transformation Group has commissioned two new reports: a technical document, Getting to Carbon Neutral: A Guide for Canadian Municipalities, and the companion piece, Climate Change Mitigation: A Strategic Approach for Cities.  The papers were produced in collaboration with researchers from the Sustainable Infrastructure…

June 15, 2010 @ 10:14am

The Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund recently acquired three brownfield properties for redevelopment in Toronto, Montreal, and Guelph. The Fund, established in 2006, is dedicated to the redevelopment of brownfield properties in Canada. In December 2009, the Fund acquired an 11-acre, former automotive parts manufacturing site in Toronto's Long Branch neighbourhood…

June 09, 2010 @ 12:28pm

Dessau Inc. is expanding into Toronto. The engineering-construction firm has acquired Toronto-based geotechnical engineering firm John Emery Geotechnical Engineering Limited (JEGEL). The combination with JEGEL will give Dessau a base in Toronto.  Senior VP of Dessau, Guy Meunier, president of JEGEL, John Emery, and Dessau's president and CEO, Jean-Pierre Sauriol,…

December 11, 2008 @ 12:05pm

The Metrolinx board of directors has wasted no time moving forward with its plans for improving transportation across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). After unanimously approving its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), The Big Move: Transforming Transportation in the GTHA, the Metrolinx board immediately selected two major projects for…

December 01, 2008 @ 2:37pm

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and FuelCell Energy Inc. have announced the opening of the world's first Direct Fuel Cell - Energy Recovery Generation (DFC-ERG) power plant. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Enbridge Gas Distribution's Toronto headquarters. The plant, which produces 2.2 megawatts of environmentally preferred, ultra-clean electricity, or enough…

October 24, 2008 @ 8:45am

A ceremony in Montreal announced the winners of the second North American Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions. Nine projects from Canada and the United States showcasing the latest approaches to address critical themes including housing affordability, employment, renewable energy, and water efficiency shared in USD 270,000…

October 17, 2008 @ 8:52am

[caption id="attachment_841" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Jeffrey Steiner, president and CEO of TEDCO and Ken Ferguson, president of FILMPORT lead a tour of one of the new sound stages. Click for larger image."][/caption] Phase 1 of the FILMPORT, Toronto's new $90-million film district and home of the largest purpose-built sound stage in…

August 20, 2008 @ 1:27pm

In another in a series of announcements about Toronto hospital construction, today Bridgepoint Health and Infrastructure Ontario released a request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, finance and maintain the new Bridgepoint Hospital, which will replace the existing facility. Designed to serve people in need of rehabilitation services and living…

July 29, 2008 @ 1:51pm

Earlier this week, Statistics Canada released its biennial report on the waste management industry, revealing Ontarians are generating more waste than ever before, at a cost of $870 million to taxpayers each year. Garbage disposal rose from 9.8 to 10.4 million tonnes, an overall increase of 4 per cent, while…

June 25, 2008 @ 6:39am

Metrolinx is seeking public input to help shape a strategy to create a better transportation system across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Two new White Papers set out a vision, goals and objectives and propose specific policies and concepts for a new Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). "The White…

May 09, 2008 @ 11:13am

[caption id="attachment_50" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="David Wex and John Campbell"][/caption] Waterfront Toronto announced today that the development team of Urban Capital Property Group (Toronto) and Redquartz Development (Dublin) has been selected to lead the development of the first phase of West Don Lands, Toronto’s first new waterfront neighbourhood. “We wanted a…

April 23, 2008 @ 12:31pm

Federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced Budget 2008 in Ottawa today. The rumour was that we would see money for infrastructure, big urban centres and the auto sector. There was some funding announced for public transit, most likely aimed at big cities like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, but not…

February 27, 2008 @ 7:01am

[caption id="attachment_124" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="An overall view of the future plans for Evergreen Brick Works."][/caption] In our September/October 2006 issue we looked at Evergreen at the Brick Works’ project as a remediation. About a year later, this November, their design team made public the project’s architectural and programming design scheme.…

December 07, 2007 @ 12:34pm

[caption id="attachment_165" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Left to right: Janis Kravis, Peter Love and Doug Pollard"][/caption] Longtime green building proponents Peter Love, Janis Kravis and Doug Pollard received Lifetime Achievement Awards at this week’s 3rd Annual Toronto Regional Green Building Festival. The two-day trade show and conference set up its 70 booths…

October 26, 2007 @ 7:24am

The Toronto Transit Commission has taken the proposed closure of the Sheppard subway line in Toronto off the table. Earlier this summer, facing a $30 million budget cut, the TTC announced that it would be cutting bus service, mothballing the billon dollar subway line and would be considering another fare…

September 12, 2007 @ 1:38pm

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and the Ontario Road Builders' Association’s fifth annual Ontario’s Worst Roads campaign is being launched today. The dubious honour will be given to 20 roads in Ontario based on votes at the worst roads website. The campaign is designed to attract attention to the province's…

August 20, 2007 @ 1:25pm

Yesterday, Toronto Mayor David Miller helped unveil the latest designs for Filmport, the large-scale film industry development project on Toronto’s waterfront. Two designs were presented: one for a 280,000 square foot building that will house commercial offices, post production companies, union and guild offices, film schools, restaurants and shops; the…

August 09, 2007 @ 1:28pm

Applications are now being accepted for nominations for the 2007 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships. The awards, run through the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, honour P3s that benefit the public interest in infrastructure projects or service delivers. Awards are given in four different catergories: Project…

July 19, 2007 @ 1:47pm

Today, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced its first national green building event, Shifting Into the Mainstream. The event will be held in Toronto on June 11 and 12, 2008, and its official website can be found here. The announcement, made at the World Green Building Council Congress also…

July 10, 2007 @ 1:53pm

Toronto Artscape has been leading a cultural revolution in the world of urban renewal. When it was first formed in 1986, the mandate of the country's only non-profit real estate developer was simply to create affordable working and living space for artists. But its work has evolved to include much…

September 13, 2005 @ 1:32pm