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Bird team selected for Niagara Falls complex

Bird team selected for Niagara Falls complex

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced that the consortium Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners has been named the preferred proponent in OLG’s procurement process to design, build and maintain a new Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre (NFEC). The winning team, announced…

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The CN Tower: Canada's iconic tower

The CN Tower: Canada's iconic tower

More than 40 years after its grand opening, the CN Tower remains remarkably relevant: an engineering marvel, a major attraction and an irreplaceable part of the Toronto skyline. The city has seen major construction projects before and since, but not one so visible that almost every citizen could mark its stunning pro…

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Raising the roof: Toronto’s Rogers Centre remains a marvel

Raising the roof: Toronto’s Rogers Centre remains a marvel

Lloyd Keller will never forget the first time he saw the roof move on the SkyDome in Toronto. It was before the grand opening on June 3, 1989 — before the large spectacle with all eyes watching as the sky began to peek through the first stadium with a fully retractable roof. It was January 1989 when the first t…

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Ontario’s Construction Lien Act reform legislation unveiled

Ontario’s Construction Lien Act reform legislation unveiled

TORONTO — Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi introduced legislation this afternoon (May 31) that would, if passed, modernize the lien and holdback process, introduce rules to ensure Ontario construction workers get paid more promptly and make the dispute resolution process faster and simpler. Key measures in refo…

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Hundreds of Ontario projects now underway

Hundreds of Ontario projects now underway

TORONTO — Construction season has begun and crews across Ontario are busy building and upgrading hospitals, schools, transit projects, roads and bridges, states Queen’s Park. Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto recently to announce that shovels are in the ground on hundreds of proj…

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Wastewater and stormwater infrastructure upgrades slated for Ontario communities

Wastewater and stormwater infrastructure upgrades slated for Ontario communities

OTTAWA — The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in local water infrastructure in communities across country to ensure Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services. Eighteen new projects in Ottawa have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Wat…

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Waterloo project evolves to break energy barriers

Waterloo project evolves to break energy barriers

Waterloo, Ont. real estate developer The Cora Group has broken ground on a building that has been designed not only to achieve LEED Platinum status but also produce more energy than it consumes each year. The three-storey, 110,000-square-foot Evolv1 project is being built in the David Johnston Research + Technology P…

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Expansion continues with Gateway casino spends

Expansion continues with Gateway casino spends

LONDON, ONT. — Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited has announced further inroads into Ontario’s gaming and casino industry with a plan that includes the opening of two new casinos in northern Ontario and a rebranding plan that will see $200 million spent in southern Ontario. The announcement that Gateway …

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IO and Metrolinx issue request for qualifications for Rutherford Station project

IO and Metrolinx issue request for qualifications for Rutherford Station project

TORONTO — Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Rutherford Station project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Barrie line. The RFQ …

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