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Bird Construction set to play a key role in GO Transit's East Rail Maintenance Centre in Whitby, ON.
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Bird plays key role in 2 ‘significant’ contracts

January 30, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Whitby East Rail Maintenance Facility, BC’s Hamilton Transit Centre

Rendering of the new St. Michael's Hospital tower in Toronto
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Bondfield Construction signs $301M St. Michael’s Hospital contact

January 29, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Bondfield Construction will design, build and finance the St. Michael’s Hospital redevelopment project in downtown Toronto, the hospital and Infrastructure Ontario announced yesterday. The $301-million contract includes the construction of a new 17-storey patient care tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria

Preferred bidder selected for phase 2 of Highway 407's east expansion
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Hwy 407 expansion contract awarded to Holcim, Cintra, Dufferin

January 21, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Blackbird Infrastructure Group will design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 407 East Phase 2 project, Infrastructure Ontario announced this morning. The Blackbird Infrastructure Group has been selected as the preferred bidder and final financial details are still to be

Artist's rendering of the Milton hospital redevelopment project
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Plenary Health awarded Milton Hospital expansion project

January 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

PCL is the project’s general contractor

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Guide to Public Private Partnerships provides framework for leaders considering P3s

January 15, 2015 STAFF REPORT

A new report from the Brooking Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program presents nine recommendations for public leaders considering infrastructure public private partnerships (PPPs). The report, “Private Capital, Public Good: Drivers of Successful Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships,” is intended to serve as

RCCAO report offers infrastructure funding options
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‘Recycle’ government assets to fund infrastructure: RCCAO

January 8, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Ontario government should take a more aggressive approach to “asset recycling” as a way to finance public infrastructure improvements, says a study from the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). The report, entitled “Unlocking Ontario’s Advantages: Building

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Companies shortlisted for St. Thomas Elgin Hospital Project

January 6, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Four companies have been shortlisted to build and finance St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital’s emergency, ambulatory and mental health redevelopment project. Based on a request for qualifications process that began in August 2014, the following companies were shortlisted: Bondfield Construction Company

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Auditor General’s report paints inaccurate picture of P3 model: CCPPP

December 17, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) is concerned that the report from the Ontario Auditor General on Alternative Financing and Procurement (also known as public-private partnerships or P3s) paints an inaccurate representation of the P3 model the report. CCPPP

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PPP Canada develops design guide for P3 projects

May 9, 2014 STAFF REPORT

PPP Canada has published a Schematic Design Estimate Guide to help all levels of Canadian government procure public infrastructure through public-private partnerships (P3s).  The guide highlights industry best practices aimed at achieving a high degree of accuracy, and addresses design

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Consistent inconsistency on infrastructure

April 1, 2014 Jim Barnes

Government’s hot-and-cold relationship with infrastructure is a topic that makes many in our industry groan. Infrastructure spending has always been a political football in Canada and it has usually been difficult to tell which way it is going to bounce

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CCCPP lauds feds decision to use P3 model for new St. Lawrence bridge

January 17, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) has put its stamp of approval on the federal govenerment’s decision to build the new St. Lawrence bridge through a public-private-partnership (P3). The Government of Canada recently released the PricewaterhouseCoopers business case confirming

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Alternative financing and procurement recommended to repair Ontario’s bridges

October 17, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A joint study by the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) and the Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) recommends exploring Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) to maintain Ontario’s bridges and culverts. The County of Wellington Bridge Study analyzed

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Companies shortlisted for Joseph Brant Hospital Project

September 3, 2013 Staff Report

Infrastructure Ontario and Joseph Brant Hospital have announced the three teams shortlisted to design, build and finance the hospital’s expansion and modernization project. Based on a request for qualifications process that began in April 2013, three teams were shortlisted and

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P3s earning solid reviews

September 2, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A Conference Board of Canada report indicates that public-private partnerships (P3s) have an 83 per cent success rate in terms of meeting completion dates. The study looked at 42 projects and found 35 were completed either on time or early.

The pedestrian tunnel will link Billy Bishop Airport to the mainland terminal and provide predictable, enhanced service for airport users. (CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority)
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Billy Bishop tunnel halfway complete

August 29, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The pedestrian tunnel project to link mainland Toronto with the Billy Bishop Airport has reached its halfway point. The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) announced the core of the pedestrian tunnel is now fully excavated as tunneling equipment recently broke through

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SNC-Lavalin announces Rainbow Hospital Partnership’s successful debt refinancing

August 6, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Rainbow Hospital Partnership (RHP) has completed an agreement with lenders to refinance its project debt for the Restigouche Hospital Centre for psychiatric care in New Brunswick. SNC-Lavalin holds a 100 per cent interest in RHP.  The agreement refinances an aggregate

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Saskatchewan government approves P3 long-term care facility

July 8, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The Government of Saskatchewan announced the Swift Current Long-Term Care Centre will be procured as a public-private partnership (P3). Located beside the regional hospital in Swift Current, the new 225-bed long-term care facility will be developed under a design-build-finance-maintain model.

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PPP Canada launches round five of the P3 Canada Fund

April 15, 2013 Staff Report

On April 15, PPP Canada launched the Round Five call for proposals for the P3 Canada Fund. Canada has become a world leader in P3 procurement and the Government of Canada is committed to supporting the further development of the

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AECOM nabs $350M USAID contract

January 29, 2013 Mike Ouellette

AECOM Technology Corp. is one of seven companies awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to a total of US$350 million by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide clean energy technical assistance. The five-year

'Chip' being readied to begin boring the second of seven drift tunnels. Image from CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority.
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PCL preparing to “Chip” into second drift tunnel at Toronto airport

January 11, 2013 On-Site staff

PCL Constructors has lowered “Chip,” a $2-million tunnel boring machine, into a tunnel shaft to begin work on the second of seven drift tunnels for the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) Pedestrian Tunnel project. The tunnel shafts will form