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CCPPP awards put spotlight on P3 projects  

By Adam Freill   

Construction P3s

National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s honour high-profile infrastructure projects in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Six Canadian infrastructure projects that exemplify the spirit of public-private partnerships have been awarded 2023 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.

Presented by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) since 1998, the winning project teams were announced during the P3 National Awards Gala Luncheon, held on November 14 at the conference.

“Congratulations to the winning teams and all of our nominees,” said Lisa Mitchell, CCPPP’s president and CEO. “Our 2023 award winning teams are building much needed transit systems, creating safer roadways, bridging international borders, protecting Canadian heritage and enhancing the work of the Canadian justice system. The success of these projects is driven by strong collaboration and teamwork between their private and public sector partners.”

The 2023 awards, supported by McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Flatiron Constructors Canada, recognize Canada’s cutting-edge infrastructure projects involving public sector entities like governments and educational institutions partnering with the private sector.


This year, the Council retooled its project award categories to better reflect the changing dynamics of Canada’s P3 infrastructure pipeline and to highlight the need to create better, more resilient and longer lasting infrastructure for our communities. Project categories included: P3 Transaction; P3 Design & Construction; and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

This year’s winning projects are:


P3 Transaction – Gold Award

(Photo courtesy of CCPPP)

Ontario Line – RSSOM (Rolling Stock, System, Operation & Maintenance)

Partners:  Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and Connect 6ix General Partnership (Plenary Americas, Hitachi Rail, Webuild Group, Transdev Canada, IBI Professional Services (Canada) Inc., NGE Contracting Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)


P3 Transaction – Silver Award

(Photo courtesy of CCPPP)

Ontario Line – South Civil, Stations and Tunnel Contract

Partners: Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and Ontario Transit Group (Ferrovial Construction Canada Inc., VINCI Construction Grands Projets, AECOM Canada Ltd., COWI North America Ltd., GHD Limited, SENER Group, Janin Atlas Inc., and Agentis Capital)


P3 Design & Construction – Gold Award

(Photo courtesy of CCPPP)

Highway 104 Sutherlands River to Antigonish Twinning Project

Partners: Nova Scotia Department of Public Works and Dexter Nova Alliance GP (Municipal Enterprises Limited, Nova Construction Co. Ltd., BBGI SICAV S.A., DNA Design Build Limited, a joint venture between Dexter Construction Company Limited and Nova Construction Co.; and DNA Operations Limited, a joint venture between Municipal Enterprises Limited and Nova Construction Co. Ltd.)


Environmental, Social and Governance – Gold Award

(Photo courtesy of CCPPP)

Gordie Howe International Bridge

Partners: Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and Bridging North America General Partnership (ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Fluor Canada Ltd. and Aecon Concessions)


Environmental, Social and Governance – Silver Award

(Photo courtesy of CCPPP)

Forensic Services and Coroners Complex

Partners: Infrastructure Ontario, Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and CSS (FSCC) Partnership (Concert Infrastructure Ltd., Concert Infrastructure Fund and Dexterra Group)


Environmental, Social and Governance – Silver Award

(Photo courtesy of CCPPP)

Library and Archives Canada’s Gatineau 2 Project 

Partners: Library and Archives Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada and Plenary Properties Gatineau (Plenary Americas, PCL Investments Canada Inc., PCL Constructors Eastern Inc., B+H Architects, and EQUANS)




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