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21 Ontario Connects $3.889 billion
2022 Rank: 22
Location: Province of Ont.
Owner: Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure
Procurement/Project Manager: Infrastructure Ontario
Other Key Players: Ernst & Young LLP; Planview Utility Services
Ltd.; Black & Veatch; Theory + Practice; KPMG LLP; Optimus
SBR Inc.; Conboy Advisory Services Inc.; JTS Consulting Inc.
Service Providers: Bell Canada; Bragg Communications;
Cogeco Connexion; Community Network Partner; Eh!tel
Networks Inc.; North Frontenac Telephone Company; Rogers
Communications Canada Inc.; Xplore Inc.
Substantial Completion: 2025
communities across the province, Infrastructure Ontario led an
innovative procurement process that started in summer 2021.
The competitive process enabled Internet Service Providers
(ISPs) to bid for provincial funding through a series of reverse
auction events for defined geographic areas and based upon requirements for high-speed internet infrastructure deployment.
In 2022, the Ontario government signed agreements with eight
ISPs to bring access to municipalities across Ontario.
This new LRT, located along Finch Avenue West in the city’s
northwest end, will be integrated with the city’s existing transit system. The project includes 11 kilometres of new semidedicated rapid transit between Humber College and the
new Finch West subway station on the Toronto-York Spadina
subway extension; 18 surface stops and a below-grade interchange station to connect with the new Finch West subway
station; and a maintenance and storage facility for the light
rail vehicles. Construction is making progress throughout the
Finch West LRT project, including road widening, continued
utility relocations and upgrades, and excavating the underground interchange station at Finch West Subway Station. In
summer 2021, the first light rail vehicle arrived at the Finch
West Maintenance and Storage Facility.
The Government of Ontario has committed nearly $4 billion to
connect every region in Ontario to reliable, high-speed internet
by the end of 2025. This is the largest single investment in highspeed internet, in any province, by any government in Canadian history. This investment will help ensure that every household and business, in every community, has access to the digital
world. To connect the remaining unserved and underserved
22 Finch West LRT $3.433 billion
2022 Rank: 23
Location: Toronto, Ont.
Procurement Agent: Infrastructure Ontario
DBFM Team: Mosaic Transit Partners–ACS Infrastructure
Canada Inc.; Aecon Concessions; CRH Canada Group Inc.
Construction: Aecon Infrastructure and Management Inc.;
Dragados Canada Inc.; Dufferin Construction Company—a division of CRH Canada Group Inc.
Design: Arup Canada Inc.; Dillon Consulting Limited; DPM
Energy Inc.; DTAH; Perkins + Will Canada Inc.; Sener SES
Maintenance: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc.; Aecon O&M—a
division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.
Engineer: Jacobs (owner’s engineer and project manager);
WSP (engineer/sustainability consultant); Hatch (owner’s engineer); LEA (engineer design); EXP
Other Key Players: AECOM (technical advisor); Aon (risk/
insurance advisor to authority); EY (advising gov’t.);
LeighFisher (lenders technical advisor); Parsons (overseeing
technical advisor); INTECH Risk Management (insurance
advisor); Morrison Hershfield (MEP design services); GHD
(traffic mgmt.); Comtech (program/project consulting); Rider
Levett Bucknall; Englobe; A. W. Hooker Associates Ltd. (cost
consultant); Deloitte (management consultant); Entuitive;
HKA; INFRATA (managing consultant)
Supplier: Bombardier (vehicles); Dufferin Concrete; DECAST
Legal: Norton Rose Fulbright; McMillan LLP (for the lender)
Substantial Completion: 2023
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