MISSISSAUGA - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project.

A request for qualifications issued in October 2016 shortlisted the top three teams based on their construction, design, operation and maintenance capability, experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope.

The shortlisted teams and their prime team members are:


Equity Provider

  • Cintra
  • Acciona
  • Colas


  • Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc.
  • Ferrovial Agroman Canada Inc.
  • Colas
  • DPM Energy
  • LURA Consulting


  • Arup Canada Inc.
  • Dillon Consulting
  • DTAH
  • Grimshaw

Operation Maintenance & Rehabilitation Provider

  • RATP Dev Canada Inc.
  • Acciona
  • Cintra
  • Colas Rail


Equity Provider

  • Astaldi
  • John Laing
  • Hitachi-Ansaldo
  • Transdev
  • Amico Concessions


  • Astaldi
  • Hitachi
  • Amico
  • Bot


  • IBI
  • Hitachi
  • Morrison Hershfield
  • Arcadis
  • Daoust Lestage
  • Exp.

Operation Maintenance & Rehabilitation Provider

  • Transdev
  • Hitachi - Ansaldo
  • Astaldi


Equity Provider

  • Kiewit
  • Meridiam
  • Keolis


  • Peter Kiewit Sons
  • Bird
  • Mass Electric
  • Black and MacDonald
  • Coco Paving


  • Stantec Consulting
  • STV
  • Perkins + Will
  • Urban Strategies Inc.
  • Entuitive

Operation Maintenance & Rehabilitation Provider

  • Keolis Canada Inc.

Teams have been invited to respond to the RFP and will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will deliver the project. Upon evaluating the proposals received, IO and Metrolinx expect to award the contract in 2018.

A fairness monitor will oversee the entire procurement process.

A copy of the RFP is available at www.infrastructureontario.ca

The Hurontario LRT project includes:

  • Approximately 20 kilometres of new dedicated rapid transit between Port Credit GO Station in Mississauga to the Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue in Brampton
  • 22 stops with connections to GO Transit's Milton and Lakeshore West rail lines, Mississauga MiWay, Brampton Transit, Brampton Züm and the Mississauga Transitway
  • A maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles at Highway 407

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Quick Facts:

  • Construction is anticipated to start in 2018, with an estimated in-service date in 2022.
  • The Hurontario LRT project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) delivery model. AFP transfers appropriate project risks to the private sector.
  • Metrolinx has been working closely with the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Region of Peel to integrate their transit system standards and requirements into the new LRT project.
  • The Hurontario LRT is an example of the Ontario government's commitment to invest in priority rapid transit to create an integrated transit system throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).


“Today is a major step forward for the Hurontario LRT project. The new LRT will make life easier for families and commuters in Mississauga and Brampton by providing a faster, more reliable transit option, with improved connections to local transit and GO rail services.”
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

“I am pleased that we are moving forward with plans for the Hurontario LRT. Investing in transit infrastructure and providing local communities with transit options are key priorities for our government.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

“The release of the RFP is a significant milestone and it brings the cities of Mississauga and Brampton one step closer to having light rail on the Hurontario corridor. The transformative, city-building project demonstrates Metrolinx's commitment to bringing convenient and reliable transit in the region.”
John Jensen, President and CEO, Metrolinx

“Infrastructure Ontario is proud to be working with Metrolinx to deliver the Hurontario LRT project. This announcement is a significant milestone in the AFP procurement process and we look forward to reviewing the proposals so that we can select a successful proponent.”
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

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