Ontario selects preferred bidder to build Toronto’s $1.2B Finch West light rail line


Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Toronto-area transit agency Metrolinx have selected their preferred bidder to build the Finch West Light Rail Transit project in northwest Toronto.

The two agencies have picked Mosaic Transit Group—led by Aecon Group, ACS Infrastructure Canada and CRH Canada Group—as the preferred bidder for the 11-kilometre light rail project, IO says in a news release.

Humber Valley Transit Partners, consisting of SNC-Lavalin and Graham Group Ltd.; and FACT Partners, made of up EllisDon and Bechtel Corp.; were the other two teams competing for the about $1.2 billion project.

The transit line will link Toronto’s Finch West Subway Station with Humber College. Plans include 16 surface stops, a below-grade terminus at the college and one underground station. The construction team will also be responsible for building a maintenance and storage facility for the line’s light rail cars.

The province is expected to release further details about the construction timeline and project costs at financial close. Initial plans schedule construction to wrap up by 2021.


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