TORONTO - The request for proposals (RFP) period has closed for proponents to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Crosstown LRT) project. The pre-qualified consortia bidding on the Crosstown LRT project are Crosslinx Transit Solutions and Crosstown Transit Partners.

Over the past year, the consortia have been preparing their proposals for the Crosstown project. As part of their submission, the teams must demonstrate how they will design and build an integrated LRT system consisting of stations, track work, signaling, communications and other required infrastructure. They must also clearly demonstrate how they will maintain the system over a 30-year period as well as finance the multi-billion dollar project.

Consisting of more than 30 companies between them, the consortia have extensive expertise building large transit projects in Canada and globally.

The consortia prime team members include:

Crosslinx Transit Solutions

  • SNC-Lavalin
  • ACS Infrastructure Canada
  • EllisDon
  • Aecon 
  • Dragrados Canada
  • IBI Group

Crosstown Transit Partners

  • Fengate Capital Management Ltd.
  • OHL Concesiones S.A.
  • Bechtel Development Company, Inc.
  • Obayashi Canada Holdings, Ltd.

Over the next several months, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx will evaluate the proposals. The successful consortium and cost of the project will be announced publicly following financial close, which is expected for summer 2015. Shortly after, teams will begin preparations for construction which is anticipated to begin in early 2016.

The Crosstown is a light rail transit line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy Station. The 19-kilometre corridor will include a 10-kilometre underground portion between Keele Street and Laird Drive. It will have 25 stations and stops, linking to bus routes, three subway stations and various GO Transit lines. Construction on the Crosstown began in 2011 with the west launch site at Black Creek Drive and Eglinton Avenue. The Crosstown is expected to provide service that is up to 60 percent faster than bus service today.

IO and Metrolinx are working to procure and deliver the Crosstown, which will remain publicly owned and controlled. Funding for the project will be provided by the Province of Ontario and administered by Metrolinx.


IO is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that works to deliver public benefits through partnerships with the private sector. IO delivers large, complex public infrastructure projects using a made-in-Ontario modern procurement and project management practice called Alternative Financing and Procurement. IO also partners with the private sector to manage one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public-sector clients with loans to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to advise the provincial public-sector clients on commercial transactions.

Metrolinx is the Province of Ontario's regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Currently, Metrolinx has $16 billion worth of projects underway that will make up an extensive network of regional rapid transit projects. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT project is a key project identified in The Big Move, the regional transportation plan for the GTHA.

Visit and www.metrolinx.comfor more information.


Lisa DiMenna
Infrastructure Ontario

Anne Marie Aikins
Media Relations

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