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Tory talks infrastructure deficit at construction conference

Mayor John Tory

After decades of underinvesting in infrastructure, the City of Toronto is now making up for lost time. "This city had fallen decades behind in transit, fallen years behind in other kinds of infrastructure and now we're catching up," Mayor John Tory told a group of delegates at the Navacord Construction Conference Nov…

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Proponent selected for Highway 401 rail tunnel

Proponent selected for Highway 401 rail tunnel

TORONTO — Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) has been selected by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. The project will support the province's GO Regional Express Rail program. IO and Metrolinx expect to reach financial clo…

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CAMH breaks ground on Queen Street West redevelopment project

CAMH breaks ground on Queen Street West redevelopment project

TORONTO - On October 2, 2017, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) held the official groundbreaking for the boldest phase yet of its Queen Street Redevelopment Project. When construction is completed, the two new buildings, with approximately 600,000 square feet of space, will feature 235 inpatient beds,…

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Oakville council rejects Glen Abbey demolition bid

Oakville council rejects Glen Abbey demolition bid

OAKVILLE, ONT. — An Ontario town council has voted unanimously to reject a plan to demolish the historic Glen Abbey golf course despite its heritage status. Glen Abbey's owner ClubLink filed an application Sept. 25 to demolish or remove the golf course and some buildings to make way for a mix of homes, offices and …

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Toronto’s Canoe Landing facility officially underway

Toronto’s Canoe Landing facility officially underway

After more than 20 years in the making, construction is underway on the massive Canoe Landing multi-use community facility in downtown Toronto, which will feature two elementary schools, a community centre and a child care centre in one complex. Dignitaries and members of the project team were on hand Sept. 13 to mar…

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InterRent announces new development in Ottawa

InterRent announces new development in Ottawa

OTTAWA — InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust has announced a new multi-use development along the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line in Ottawa. In a joint venture with Trinity Developments and PBC Real Estate Advisors Inc., InterRent purchased a third of the 3.6-acre site at 900 Albert St. for $14.2 million. The …

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Waterloo LRT spurs billions in development

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With billions invested in scores of new developments along Waterloo Region’s new transit corridor over the past 10 years, Waterloo’s ION Light Rail Transit (LRT)/Bus Rapid Transit project is living up to the grandest hopes stakeholders had when the system was approved. A Region of Waterloo report documents some 8…

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Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

A recent decision by Hamilton city council to ask Metrolinx to revamp its proposed procurement model for the city’s proposed light rail transit (LRT) to permit local operation and maintenance of the system has raised concerns the start of the project could be delayed past its proposed 2019 target. The recommendatio…

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Window project takes CN Tower view to new heights

Window project takes CN Tower view to new heights

The LookOut level at Toronto’s iconic CN Tower will be getting a complete overhaul, which started with a unique window replacement project enhancing the view from above. The first phase of the project, located at 1,136 feet, involved the installation of two new floor-to-ceiling panoramic window walls that offer a n…

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Morguard expansion could double size of Markham building

Morguard expansion could double size of Markham building

MISSISSAUGA — Real estate firm Morguard Corporation has announced the purchase of an eight-storey office building in Markham, Ont., calling it an opportunity to construct an additional 270,000 square feet of office space on the property. The existing Class A building totals 203,500 square feet on 10.6 acres of land…

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