TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx announced today that progress to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project continues with the prequalification of five teams. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line.

Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process including, applicable construction experience and capacity to finance a project of this size and complexity.

The prequalified teams are:

EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT)

  • Constructor: EllisDon Civil
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital

Regional Rail Construction Partners (RRCP)

  • Constructor: Kenaidan, Obayashi, Bot, and Brennan
  • Financial Advisor: Rocklyn Capital Inc.

Golden Horseshoe Infrastructure Partnership

  • Constructor: Ferrovial Agroman Canada Inc and Coco Paving Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: TD Securities Inc.

Steel Head Construction

  • Constructor: Aecon and Dufferin Construction Company
  • Financial Advisor: Scotiabank

Graham Commuter Rail Solutions

  • Constructor: Graham Construction
  • Financial Advisor: Graham Capital Partners

It is expected that the prequalified teams will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals in fall 2017.


This project is part of Metrolinx's work in support of GO Regional Express Rail (RER). GO RER will provide faster, more frequent and more convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), including electrification of core segments of the GO rail network by 2024-25. The program will provide new travel choices for commuters, significantly increase transit ridership, cut journey times and help manage congestion across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.


Major infrastructure updates are required to bring this level of service to communities across the region, including: adding track, modifying GO stations, improving rail crossings, building required systems for electrification and adding new locomotives and train control systems.


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Quick Facts:

  • According to Ontario's 2017 Long-Term Report on the Economy, every $1 spent on public infrastructure has been shown to increase GDP by $6 in the long term.
  • Infrastructure Ontario, collaborating with Metrolinx, is leading the procurement of the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project.
  • The project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects.


“The Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project is critical to the expansion of rail services under Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail. Our government recognizes the importance of these types of transit improvements because they keep people and goods moving, keep communities growing, and help build Ontario up.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

“This portion of the East Corridor Expansion is a critical part of preparing the rail network for increased GO service to Scarborough, Pickering, and neighbouring communities through the GO expansion program.”
John Jensen, President and CEO, Metrolinx

“The Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project is an important component in the delivery of the RER program. IO is pleased to announce the pre-qualification of these teams and we look forward continuing to progress this important AFP project.”
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

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