Macdonald Block Decant Project

Location:
Toronto
Project Type:
Real Estate (Direct Delivery, Stipulated Sum)
Infrastructure Type:
Office
Client:
Ministry of Infrastructure

About the Project:

  • To support the delivery of the Macdonald Block Reconstruction project, an independent third-party expert panel recommended that the entire complex be vacant before reconstruction begins. This will allow reconstruction activities to be completed safely, efficiently and economically in one phase.
  • The decant project includes all activities required to vacate the complex and relocate staff including:
    • Securing leases for temporary office space;
    • Designing and constructing the decant space to accommodate the Ministries during reconstruction;
    • Relocating Ministries to the leased space to permit construction; and
    • Moving Ministries back into the newly rebuilt complex when reconstruction activities are complete.
  • The decant and reconstruction of the Macdonald Block Complex is part of the larger Queen's Park Reconstruction Project which includes the rehabilitation of the Whitney Block.

Project Status:

  • Leasing: Leases negotiated for office space at three temporary office locations (315 Front Street West, 438 University Avenue and 777 Bay Street) to accommodate staff during the reconstruction
  • Design: Gensler Architecture and Design Canada Inc. contracted to plan, program, and design the leasehold improvements required at each of the temporary office locations
  • Construction (Leasehold Improvements):
    • 315 Front Street West:
      • Request for Qualifications:
        • Issued September 2017 (for floors 3-8)
        • Issued March 2018 (for floors 9-17)
      • Tender:
        • Issued November 2017 (for floors 3-8)
        • Issued April 2018 (for floors 9-17)
      • Contract Award:
        • Walsh Canada - December 2017 (for floors 3-8) 
        • Urbacon - July 2018 (for floors 9-17) 
      • Construction Start: January 2018
        • Walsh Canada - January 2018 (for floors 3-8)
        • Urbacon - August 2018 (for floors 9-17)
      • Construction Complete:
        • July 2018 (for floors 3-8)
    • 438 University Avenue:
      • Request for Qualifications: Issued March 2018
      • Tender: Issued April 2018
      • Contract Award: Urbacon - July 2018 
      • Construction Start: July 2018
      • Construction Complete:
    • 777 Bay Street:
      • Request for Qualifications: Issued March 2018
      • Tender: Issued April 2018
      • Contract Award: Urbacon - July 2018 
      • Construction Start: July 2018
      • Construction Complete: