Ontario Line - Southern Civil, Stations and Tunnel project
- Project Type:
- DBF – Design Build Finance
- Infrastructure Type:
- Contract Value:
- $6 Billion
About the Project
Request for QualificationsJun 02, 2020
Short-list Bidders SelectedDec 14, 2020
Request for ProposalsDec 14, 2020
Winning Bidder SelectedNov 08, 2022
Construction BeginsNov 08, 2022
The scope of work for the South contract includes:
- A design-build-finance contract for the southern portion of the Ontario Line, from Exhibition/Ontario Place to the Don Yard portal (west of the Don River)
- Civil: ground works required to build the tunnels and stations; utility and conduit works to prepare for the RSSOM mechanical and electrical systems; guideway structures and facilities to prepare for the track structure to be installed by the RSSOM contractor
- one above-ground station to be integrated with the existing GO Transit Exhibition Station
- two underground stations to be integrated with the existing TTC Osgoode and Queen subway stations
- four new underground stations (King/Bathurst, Queen/Spadina, Moss Park, Corktown)
- Tunnel: a six-kilometre tunnel and all associated tunnelling works from Exhibition to Don Yard portal (west of Don River)
- Faster, more frequent and reliable access to rapid transit with more than 227,500 people will live within a 10-minute walk of an Ontario Line station
- Improve the quality of life for commuters by reducing daily travel time
- Reduce crowding on the existing Line 1 (Yonge-University) subway
- Up to 57,000 more jobs accessible by transit (in 45 minutes or less) for Toronto residents
- Economic and community growth along the future transit line and thousands of job opportunities annually during construction
- Reduction in traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption by providing an alternative transportation option
- The project is being delivered using a Design-Build-Finance (DBF) model. Key benefits of a DBF model include significant risk transfer to the private sector over the life of the project agreement, greater cost and schedule certainty and greater potential for design and construction efficiencies and innovation.
- Based on precedent project experience, a DBF procurement model typically has delivered a value for money savings in the range of 10% to 15% compared to undertaking the same projects using traditional delivery models.
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