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New Toronto water park will create design and construction jobs.
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Next generation water park and event complex planned for Greater Toronto Area

March 18, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

A massive indoor/outdoor water park and event complex is being planned for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The $60-million facility is scheduled to begin construction in the spring of 2015 and be fully operational by the fall of 2016. The

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Request for qualifications released for new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

March 11, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Mackenzie Health have issued a request for qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain a new hospital in Vaughan, Ont. The request for qualifications is the first step in the process to select a team for the

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Canam Group announces $191M in structural steel projects

March 11, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Structal-Heavy Steel Construction, a business unit of Canam Group Inc., will take part in four major North American projects worth more than $191 million. Structal’s role in the scope of these projects – one in Edmonton, three in New York –

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GrandLinq partnership recommended for Waterloo Region LRT project

March 5, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The GrandLinq consortium has been recommended to the Region of Waterloo Council as the preferred proponent for the development of the Region of Waterloo Stage 1 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in southwestern Ontario. Regional Council is expected to make

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PCL selected for McMaster Children’s Health Centre project

March 5, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences have chosen PCL Partnerships as the preferred bidder to design, build and finance the new McMaster Children’s Health Centre in Hamilton, Ont. The PCL Partnerships team consists of PCL as constructor, TD Securities as

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Aecon, SNC-Lavalin joint venture awarded John Hart Generating Station project in BC

March 5, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Aecon Group Inc. and SNC-Lavalin Constructors Pacific Inc. are teaming up for a civil construction project to replace the John Hart Generating Station in British Columbia. The project involves the construction of a water bypass facility, a new underground generating station,

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SNC-Lavalin consortium awarded John Hart Project in BC

February 28, 2014 Staff Report

SNC-Lavalin Inc. has announced that InPower BC signed an agreement with BC Hydro to design, build, partially finance and rehabilitate the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Facility under a 20-year contract. BC Hydro will continue to operate the facility. Built

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6 companies invited to bid on Casey House redevelopment project

February 24, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Casey House released a request for proposals to the six companies shortlisted to build and finance the Casey House redevelopment project. Renovation and expansion of the downtown Toronto facility, which is scheduled to begin in late 2014,

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Hamilton International Airport issues RFP for design of Air Cargo Logistics Facility

February 20, 2014 Staff Report

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport has issued a Request for Proposal for Professional Design Service of its new Air Cargo Logistics Facility. The $12-million Air Cargo Logistics Facility, slated to open in 2015, is being funded through a joint

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EllisDon returns from successful building mission in Haiti

February 19, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

Companies work with Empower Global to deliver trades facility to Cap-Hatien residents

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ACEC and CCA welcome federal announcement on policy framework for new Building Canada Fund

February 18, 2014 Staff Report

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) are pleased with the Feb. 13th announcement made by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and the Hon. Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities

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CCA Supportive of “stay the course” budget

February 18, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

Budget 2014 reinforces importance of infrastructure investment and labour market development to Canada’s future economic prosperity

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Metrolinx board to discuss GTA traffic congestion solutions

February 12, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Metrolinx board of directors will meet on Feb. 14 to hear a number of progress reports from its operating divisions as the transportation authority continues to build more transit in an effort to improve transportation across the Greater Toronto

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Trio of developers table plans for mixed-use Toronto neighbourhood

February 5, 2014 STAFF REPORT

RioCan REIT, Allied Properties REIT and Diamond Corp. are teaming up for a mixed-use project to revitalize a downtown Toronto neighbourhood. Currently under review by the City of Toronto, if approved, “The Well” neighbourhood will span seven acres south of

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$1B cement plant to be built in Quebec

February 5, 2014 STAFF REPORT

McInnis Cement has announced plans to go ahead with its Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant project this spring along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Planning for the $1-billion project in Gaspésie, Que. has been in the works

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Lafarge to ramp up precast operations and automation in Alberta

January 30, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. is investing $60 million to double capacity and add more automation to its Alberta precast operations to keep up with growing customer demand in the energy, infrastructure, commercial and residential markets. Construction of a new plant in

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Shortlist unveiled for Milton District Hospital redevelopment

January 30, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Halton Healthcare Services have announced the three teams in the running to design, build, finance and maintain the Milton District Hospital expansion project. The project will significantly increase the size of the hospital, with a focus on

Vistal I and II are the first residential highrise buildings to achieve LEED Gold in Quebec.
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Montreal highrise building achieves LEED gold standard

January 29, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Proment Corp. has announced that its Vistal II highrise building in Montreal, Que. has been certified LEED Gold by the Canada Green Building Council, following on the heels of the Vistal I tower which received the same certification in 2011. 

Stephen Carpenter, founder of Enermodal Engineering, has been awarded the Order of Canada for his work in the green building industry.
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Green building guru awarded Order of Canada

January 28, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

Stephen Carpenter, founder of Enermodal Engineering in Waterloo, ON – Canada’s largest green buildings consulting firm – has been awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honour: the Order of Canada. A founding father of green building in Canada, Carpenter was

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Sound absorptive noise barriers to be installed for $1.4B Windsor highway project

January 23, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Armtec Infrastructure Inc. has begun a contract with Parkway Infrastructure Constructors Group to design, engineer, supply and install more than six kilometers of sound absorptive noise barriers for the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (formerly the Windsor-Essex Parkway) in southern