Politicians at the federal, provincial and municipal levels came out to celebrate the start of construction for a $132 million York Region transit facility being built in Richmond Hill, Ont.
The facility will maintain and store York Region Transit/Viva transit vehicles and will be built to meet LEED Silver certification. It will be constructed near Leslie Street and 16th Avenue in the Headford Business Park.
The project will be built by PCL Constructors Inc. and has an expected completion date of 2015.
The facility’s construction costs are being funded with $57 million from the Government of Canada, $57 million from the Regional Municipality of York and $18 million from the Province of Ontario.
The facility is part of a $170 million project, which includes the purchase of 39 bus rapid transit vehicles and the construction of Cornell Terminal in Markham, Ont.
The start of construction for the York Region transit facility was attended by Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment and MP for Thornhill; Costas Menegakis, MP for Richmond Hill; Reza Moridi, MPP for Richmond Hill; Dr. Helena Jaczek, MP for Oak Ridges-Markham; and David Barrow, Mayor of the Town of Richmond Hill.
Source: Transport Canada.