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UPS to expand in Canada

UPS to expand in Canada

With unprecedented volume fueled by the rise of e-commerce and the growth of Canadian businesses, UPS plans to invest more than $500 million towards facility expansions and technological enhancements in Canada, adding more than 1,000 new jobs.  Construction of a $125-million, 180,000 sq. ft. expansion to the comp…

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‘Tuked’ away no more: Canada's first permanent road to Arctic coast to open

‘Tuked’ away no more: Canada's first permanent road to Arctic coast to open

TUKTOYAKTUK, N.W.T. — At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, in the arctic cold and darkness of the Mackenzie Delta, Darrel Nasogaluak will fire up his vehicle and head out on Canada's newest and most exotic road trip. Nasogaluak, mayor of the Northwest Territories hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, will drive down 120 kilometres of brand-ne…

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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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Wood-framed multi-storey projects face ‘knotty’ questions

Wood-framed multi-storey projects face ‘knotty’ questions

Two high profile wood-framed condominium projects following changes to the Ontario Building code have flipped over to steel and concrete as the learning curve with lumber raises the bar. Heartwood The Beach, at 1884 Queen St. E. and Woodbine Avenue, and Cabin Toronto at 45 Dovercourt Rd., were both touted for their i…

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Tsawwassen Mills scale challenged crews planning skills

Tsawwassen Mills scale challenged crews planning skills

A 1.4 million square-foot project which starts essentially like a blank canvas to paint comes with interesting challenges, says the project manager of the award-winning Tsawwassen Mills Mall. "When you start a project like this, you have no idea what it is going to look like inside," said Peter Bond, Ledcor Construct…

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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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