Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx award Ontario Line South Package to Ontario Transit Group

Nov. 10, 2022
The C$6-billion package includes the construction of a six-kilometer tunnel, as well as seven stations for the future rail line.

Ontario Transit Group, a team led by Ferrovial Construction Canada Inc., VINCI Construction Grands Projets, has been awarded the design, build and finance contract for the Ontario Line Southern Civil Stations and Tunnel (South Civil) package by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx.

Ontario Transit Group was named the preferred proponent of the package in September. The fixed-price contract is for C$6 billion (US$4.44 billion), which includes C$5.5 billion (US$4.07 billion) for capital costs and C$500 million (US$369.67 million) for financing and transaction costs.

Scope of work for the Ontario Line South Civil design-build-finance package includes:

• A six-kilometer (3.7-mile) tunnel and associated tunnelling works from Exhibition to Don Yard portal (west of the Don River)

• Groundworks required to build the tunnels and stations, utility and conduit works to prepare for the Ontario Line Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) mechanical and electrical systems and guideway structures and facilities to prepare for the track structure to be installed by the RSSOM contractor

 Seven stations including:

• One above-ground station to be integrated with the existing GO Transit Exhibition Station

• Two underground stations to be integrated with the existing TTC Osgoode and Queen subway stations

• Four new underground stations (King/Bathurst, Queen/Spadina, Moss Park, Corktown)

The Ontario Line is a 15-station, 15.6-kilometer (9.7-mile) rail line that will stretch across Toronto and will be built using a mix of above ground and below ground rail infrastructure. The new line will provide more than 40 connections to other bus, streetcar, light-rail transit and regional rail services.

The team will begin mobilizing its design and construction crews, with major works to commence in early 2023. The South Civil contract is anticipated to be completed in 2030.

The Ontario Line project is being delivered through various P3, progressive, design-build and traditional procurement contracts, which are all being staged accordingly for their successful delivery.

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