Finch West Light Rail Transit

Project Type:
DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Value:
$2.5 billion
Estimated Value for Money:
$566 million

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:
    May 07, 2018
  • Construction Begins:
    May 07, 2018
  • Construction Ends:

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Winning Bidder

Mosaic Transit Group: (Applicant Lead) ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Aecon Concessions - a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc., and CRH Canada Group Inc.; (Construction) Aecon Infrastructure and Management Inc., Dragados Canada Inc., and Dufferin Construction Company - a division of CRH Canada Group Inc.; (Design) Arup Canada Inc., Dillon Consulting Limited, DPM Energy Inc., DTAH, Perkins + Will Canada Inc., and Sener SES Canada Inc.; (Maintenance) ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., and Aecon O&M - a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.; (Financial Advisor) RBC Dominion Securities Inc.


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
  • 16 surface stops as well as 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

The Ministry of Infrastructure has identified the Finch West LRT Project as one of five pilot projects that will include community benefits.

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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