RFP issued for TTC’s Bloor-Yonge capacity improvements project

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Robin MacLennan

Ontario Construction Report staff writer

The TTC has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to the three teams shortlisted for the Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvements project (BYCI) which will expand and rehabilitate the existing subway station.

“Bloor-Yonge Station is one of the busiest stations in the TTC’s network, and this project will significantly renovate and expand the station,” said TTC Chair Jamaal Myers. “I look forward to the proposals that will be put forward by the teams, as we work to expand the station to grow ridership and ensure we have reliable public transit for the riders who use it every day.”

The teams shortlisted through a Request for Pre-qualification (RFPQ) process last year:

  • Bloor-Yonge Crossline Partners: Team Lead – Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.
  • EllisDon-Barnard Joint Venture, a joint venture between EllisDon Civil Ltd. and Barnard Constructors of Canada LP: Team Lead – EllisDon Civil Ltd.
  • Kenaidan Murphy Joint Venture, a joint venture between Kenaidan Infrastructure Ltd. and Murphy Infrastructure Inc.: Team Lead – Kenaidan Infrastructure Ltd.

Project demolition work at 830 Church Street, 40/42 Hayden Street, and 81 Bloor Street East was completed in Q4 2023 and utility work started in January, including hydro relocation work on the north side of Bloor Street East and sewer relocation work on the south side of Bloor Street East, between Yonge Street and Park Road.

The estimated cost for the project is $1.5 billion and improvements Bloor-Yonge Station include:

  • Expansion of Line 1 northbound and southbound platforms
  • A new second platform to enhance capacity for eastbound passengers on Line 2
  • Line 2 original platform reconfiguration to enhance capacity for westbound passengers
  • A new barrier-free entrance
  • A new exit to Bloor Street
  • New escalators, elevators and stairs
  • Public art and station finishes
  • Electrical substation to power areas of the station and ventilation systems
  • Utility upgrades

“The expansion of Bloor-Yonge station is part of Ontario’s $80 billion investment in public transit—the largest expansion in Canadian history,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. “Working with the City of Toronto, Premier Ford and our government will continue to invest in public transit to make life more convenient and affordable for families, supporting economic growth for decades to come.”

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