Finch West Light Rail Transit

Project Type:
DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Value:
To be announced at Financial Close
Estimated Value for Money:
To be announced at Financial Close

About the Project:

  • The Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is part of the Ontario Government's commitment to expand transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The LRT will run along Finch Avenue West in Toronto and be fully integrated with the city's existing transit system.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Sep 08, 2015
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Feb 20, 2016
  • Request for Proposals:
    Feb 20, 2016
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
  • Construction Begins:
  • Construction Ends:


The project includes:

  • 11 kilometres of new dedicated light rail transit between Humber College and the new Finch West Subway Station on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension
  • 17 surface stops including a below-grade terminus stop at Humber College, and an underground interchange station at the TTC's Finch West Subway Station (Keele Street and Finch Avenue West)
  • A maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles
  • Other required components, such as trackworks, signaling, communications, and public realm infrastructure

Community and Green Benefits

Benefits include:

  • increased reliability and comfort for passengers riding on the city's transit system
  • reduced traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption
  • improved quality of life for commuters by reducing daily travel time
  • a reduced number of buses travelling along Finch Avenue

Economic Benefits

  • Design and construction of the LRT will generate employment opportunities, produce significant benefits for commuters as well as revitalize development along Finch Avenue West.

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