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Ottawa’s opens new $2.1B light rail line after six years of construction

September 18, 2019 David Kennedy

OTTAWA—After half a dozen years of construction and several substantial delays to the original timeline, service launched last weekend on Ottawa’s new Confederation Line. “Today really is the result of years of planning and extremely hard work,” the city’s Mayor

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Ontario picks Mobilinx consortium to build $1.4 billion Hurontario LRT through Mississauga and Brampton

August 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

MISSISSAUGA—Infrastructure Ontario and provincial transit agency Metrolinx have picked a P3 partner to take on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project. The Mobilinx consortium was named the preferred proponent for the transit infrastructure work Aug. 26, though the province and

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Staying on target: Fall election looms as federal infrastructure plan progresses in fits and starts

August 13, 2019 David Kennedy

In the early morning hours of June 24, a few minutes before sunrise, a small convoy of cars drives slowly across the freshly paved asphalt deck of Montreal’s new Samuel de Champlain Bridge. With the deep blue of twilight still

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PCL consortium wins $1.5B contract to rebuild four-tower government complex in Toronto

August 12, 2019 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Infrastructure Ontario has awarded a contract for a major reconstruction project in downtown Toronto to a construction group led by Fengate Asset Management and PCL Constructors Inc. The government agency said Aug. 9 the Fengate PCL Progress Partners consortium will

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Ontario construction industry prepares for new prompt payment, adjudication rules expected to bring ‘profound’ change

June 11, 2019 David Kennedy

TORONTO—Contractors, subcontractors, owners, construction lawyers and a wide range of other stakeholders in Ontario’s construction industry have four final months to prepare for one of the most significant changes to the province’s building industry in years. After a long series

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Nova Scotia begins search for construction team to take on $2B hospital redevelopment project

December 18, 2018 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government has issued two requests for supplier qualifications for the estimated $2-billion redevelopment of Atlantic Canada’s largest hospital complex. The province says it has begun the search for the team that will design, construct, finance and maintain

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EllisDon wins $239M contract for major rebuild of GO train station in Vaughan, Ont.

December 17, 2018 On-Site Staff

VAUGHAN, Ont.—A construction team led by EllisDon has won a $239 million contract to overhaul a GO Transit station just north of Toronto. Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx announced last week that the EllisDon Infrastructure Transit construction consortium will design, build

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Canadian construction outlook positive for 2019, but last year’s setbacks could cast a long shadow

December 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

With no rose-coloured glasses necessary, the outlook for the construction industry in 2019 remains positive, if somewhat tepid. Near-record employment, six-straight quarters of higher spending in the non-residential segment and progress on several major projects have bolstered confidence this fall

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Canada Infrastructure Bank ‘actively engaged’ in reviewing 10 projects for investment

November 6, 2018 by David Kennedy

Two months after opening its chequebook for the first time, the new federal institution says it’s looking closely at nearly a dozen new projects

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Halifax hospital redevelopment to cost $2 billion, be funded with P3 model

October 4, 2018 Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—The redevelopment of Nova Scotia’s largest hospital complex will cost about $2 billion — the bulk of which will be funded through a public-private partnership, says Premier Stephen McNeil. McNeil made the revelations for the first time since the massive

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A burnt bridge? Not for Aecon as contractor cleared to rejoin Gordie Howe project

August 15, 2018 by David Kennedy

The company withdrew from the winning construction consortium at the tail end of the RFP stage. With the China takeover now dead, it’s stepping back in

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EllisDon closes $1.2B deal to build new Toronto hospital

August 15, 2018 by David Kennedy

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Construction on a major hospital project on Toronto’s west end is set to get underway. Contractor EllisDon said Aug. 14 it has finalized a $1.2 billion contract with Infrastructure Ontario for work on the West Park Healthcare Centre. It

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Infrastructure Report 2018: Canada’s spending plan starts hitting its stride

August 9, 2018 by David Kennedy

It may have been a little slow off the proverbial mark, but the federal government’s $180 billion infrastructure plan is now off and running. As of August 2018, the federal government has approved funding for thousands of projects across the

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Feds pick construction team for multibillion-dollar Gordie Howe bridge project

July 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

The WDBA has tapped a preferred proponent to design, build, operate and maintain the major P3 project

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Liberals set hiring, procurement stipulations for federally funded projects

June 22, 2018 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

The so-called community benefits program aims to give Indigenous Peoples, veterans and recent immigrants a larger stake in Ottawa’s major infrastructure spending plan

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First projects still some time away, newly-appointed infrastructure bank CEO says

May 28, 2018 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The new chief executive of the federal infrastructure agency says it could be well into 2019 before it will be ready to announce its first investment. The Trudeau government today announced that Pierre Lavallee, a former senior executive of the

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Aecon takes itself out of the running for Gordie Howe bridge contract

May 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

The decision to bow out of the procurement process comes just weeks before the federal government is set to pick a winning bidder for the $4.8 billion infrastructure project

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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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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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CCPPP announces 20th annual national awards recipients

November 7, 2017 CCPPP

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) presented the CCPPP National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships at its 25th annual conference in Toronto on November 6. “We were impressed and pleased with not only the range of