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Ontario government earmarks billions for next wave of Toronto subway, LRT construction

May 4, 2018 The Canadian Press

The Liberal’s latest development plan will inject a further $9 billion toward building large scale transit projects across the city, including the so-called Downtown Relief Line

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Bombardier agrees to sell Downsview Airport, opening door for redevelopment of Toronto site

May 3, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Aircraft and train manufacturer Bombardier Inc. has agreed to sell its Downsview Airport property in Toronto to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board. Worth $816 million, the deal will hand control of the 370-acre (150-hectare) site in North York to

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Aecon takeover deal remains unresolved as company posts $19.2M loss for quarter

April 27, 2018 The Canadian Press

The construction company has self-imposed a July deadline on the acquisition as Ottawa conducts a national security review of the deal

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EllisDon starts work on $411M redevelopment of Toronto hospital

April 26, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Construction crews have begun work on a significant expansion and modernization project at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital on the city’s east end. The project includes the construction of a new eight-storey patient care tower, a three-storey connection to the existing

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Paving, reconstruction and curb and gutter installation for Fredericton roads

April 24, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

New Brunswick will invest about $1.6 million for roadwork projects in Fredericton, N.B. Part of Pointe-Sainte-Anne Boulevard will be reconstructed, as well as Lincoln Road between Draco Road and Experimental Road. Curb and gutter installation will take place on Hanwell

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$924M in highway improvement projects announced for Saskatchewan

April 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Government of Saskatchewan will invest $924 million in highway improvement and maintenance projects for 2018-19. About $51 million will be invested in major safety projects, including: Warman and Martensville interchanges Twinning Highway 7 between Vanscoy and Delisle Twinning and

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Roadwork projects announced for Saint Andrews, N.B.

April 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A $1.6 million investment has been announced for roadwork in Saint Andrews, N.B. as part of the province’s 2018-19 capital budget. Funds from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will pave a 7.9-kilometre section of Route 127 from Clark Road

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Aecon consortium named preferred bidder for Toronto’s $1.2B Finch West light rail project

April 12, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Infrastructure Ontario and Toronto-area transit agency Metrolinx have picked their preferred proponent to build the Finch West Light Rail Transit project in northwest Toronto. The two agencies have tapped the Mosaic Transit Group—led by Aecon Group Inc., ACS Infrastructure Canada

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Woof Buffalo receives nearly $18M for transit infrastructure

April 10, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The federal government will provide over $3.3 billion in federal funding over the next decade for infrastructure projects in Alberta. This new funding will see the governments of Canada and Alberta make investments in public transit, green infrastructure, recreational, cultural,

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EllisDon awarded $73M Toronto bus terminal contract

March 27, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a $73 million contract to EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT) to design, build and finance a bus terminal project. The Kipling Bus Terminal, located along the Milton Corridor in the City of Toronto, requires upgrades

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$10.6M announced for municipal infrastructure projects in N.L.

March 22, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will invest $10.6 million in Municipal Capital works as part of its three-year municipal infrastructure program. Projects to improve roads, community-oriented infrastructure and water and wastewater systems will be cost-shared by 48 communities –

Kathleen Wynne, premier of Ontario, addresses the Building Canada Up Summit on Aug. 6th, 2014 in Toronto, Ont.
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Ontario unveils how it will spend $11.8B in federal infrastructure cash

March 14, 2018 The Canadian Press

The federal government is set to spend just over $11.8 billion on new transit and environmentally friendly projects in Ontario over the next decade, with Canada’s biggest city receiving the majority of funding. The provincial government will kick in a

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Plenary PCL Justice selected for B.C. law court project

March 9, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Plenary PCL Justice has been selected as the preferred proponent for the $150 million Abbotsford, B.C. law courts project – the province’s first new courthouse in 20 years. Plenary PCL Justice includes: Plenary Group (Canada) (project co lead and equity

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“The crisis is now”: budget’s trickle of infrastructure money slower than hoped

March 7, 2018 Jordan Press

The Liberals will delay billions in planned infrastructure funds until after Canadians go to the polls next year, this week’s budget shows, underlining slower-than-expected spending at a time when the government was under pressure to spend faster. The sluggish pace

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Promised infrastructure investments, timelines needed in federal budget: CCA

March 2, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has raised concerns over infrastructure investment in Federal Budget 2018. “Canada’s aging infrastructure combined with the need to keep pace with Canada’s growth require the promised funding and timelines by the government,” said Mary Van Buren, CCA president. “This

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Federal budget shifts focus from infrastructure, natural resources: PCA

March 1, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Despite efforts to build Canada’s skilled construction workforce, Federal Budget 2018 does not prioritize infrastructure investment and natural resource development, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “Given Canada’s infrastructure deficit and lagging natural resource sector, investing in

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Champlain Bridge project to be finished by December

March 1, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Montreal, Que.’s new Champlain Bridge, which will connect Nuns’ Island and Brossard, is underway, with 65 per cent of work completed since fall 2017. The remaining 35 per cent is expected to be complete by December 2018. Infrastructure Canada participated

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Fredericton road repairs receive provincial investment

February 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A series of paving, chip seal and culvert repair projects have been announced for Fredericton, N.B. The province will invest nearly $10 million in road repairs for the Chipman, Minto, Oromocto and Lincoln areas this year. A total of $6.8

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Kingston, Ont. bridge receives awaited federal investment

February 23, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A highly anticipated bridge project is underway in Kingston, Ont. With a confirmed federal investment of $60 million, work will start on the city’s Third Crossing Bridge – a project over 50 years in the making. Construction is expected to

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Paving, chip seal projects announced for rural New Brunswick roads

February 21, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Government of New Brunswick has announced plans to invest in paving and chip seal projects in the Baie-Sainte-Anne and St. Margarets areas this year. The provincial investment of nearly $4 million is part of a $30 million investment for