TORONTO – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued two Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Ontario Line North segment. The North segment will be delivered through four packages of work: two smaller early works contracts and two major works contracts. The RFQs issued today are for the major works contracts.

Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations – Progressive Design-Build contract

  • Three kilometres of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard portal and the Don Valley bridge
  • Underpinning of the existing TTC Pape Station on Line 2.
  • Two underground stations (Pape and Cosburn) and two portals
  • Three emergency exit buildings/emergency services buildings
  • A rail switch/crossover in the section of tunnel near Sammon Avenue
  • Interface with Line 2 TTC subway

Elevated Guideway and Stations – Progressive Design-Build contract

  • Three kilometres of an elevated guideway (tracks and bridge structures)
  • Five elevated stations (Riverside-Leslieville, Gerrard, Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, Science Centre)
  • One emergency exit building
  • Interface with the maintenance and storage facility
  • Interfaces with Eglinton Crosstown LRT Line 5 as well as sections of existing Metrolinx-owned rail corridor where Ontario Line trains will operate

The RFQ is the first step to select a team who will be responsible for constructing these projects.  Companies interested in bidding on these contracts must register with to download the RFQs.

IO and Metrolinx will evaluate the RFQ submissions and teams that possess the relevant experience and capacity to deliver these projects will be shortlisted and invited to respond to a Request for Proposals anticipated in early 2023.

Metrolinx will issue the two early works contracts in the coming months via

The Ontario Line project is being delivered through various Public-Private-Partnership (P3), progressive design-build and traditional procurement contracts, which are all being staged accordingly for their successful delivery.

The Ontario Line will be a 15.6-kilometre new rapid transit line running between the Ontario Science Centre and Exhibition/Ontario Place in Toronto, with 15 stations, including six interchange stations. The new line will provide more than 40 connections to other subway, bus, streetcar, light-rail transit and regional rail services.

Learn more about the Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations and Elevated Guideway and Stations contracts.

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