Finch West LRT

Rank 2021


Image Credit: Metrolinx

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $3.433 billion

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: Up to $333 million

Provincial Funding: Ministry of Transportation capital allotment to Metrolinx: $3.1 billion

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Toronto

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2023

This new LRT, located along Finch Avenue West in the city’s northwest end, will be integrated with the city’s existing transit system. The project includes 11 kilometres of new semi-dedicated rapid transit between Humber College and the new Finch West subway station on the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension; 18 surface stops and a below-grade interchange station to connect with the new Finch West subway station; and a maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles.

Construction is underway throughout the length of the project. Key 2020 accomplishments include the installation of the new Highway 400 bridge, the start of track installation at the Maintenance and Storage Facility, and the extensive installation of utilities along the corridor.

Project Owner: Metrolinx

Engineer: Jacobs (owner's engineer and project manager); WSP (engineer/sustainability consultant); Hatch (owner's engineer); Parsons

Project/Construction Manager: Parsons (project management); Infrastructure Ontario

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Applicant Lead: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc.; Aecon Concessions – a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.; CRH Canada Group Inc.Construction: Aecon Infrastructure and Management Inc.; Dragados Canada Inc.; Dufferin Construction Company – a division of CRH Canada Group Inc. Design: Arup Canada Inc.; Dillon Consulting; DPM Energy Inc.; DTAH; Perkins + Will Canada Inc.; Sener SES Canada Inc. Maintenance: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc.; Aecon O&M – a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc. Financial Advisor: RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Other Key Players: AECOM (technical advisor); Aon (risk/insurance advisor to authority); EY (advising gov’t.); LeighFisher (lenders technical advisor); Parsons (overseeing technical advisor); INTECH Risk Management (insurance advisor); Morrison Hershfield (MEP design services); GHD (traffic mgmt.); Golder; Comtech (program/project consulting); Rider Levett Bucknall; Englobe; WSP (geotechnical consultant); A. W. Hooker Associates Ltd. (cost consultant); Deloitte (mgmt. consultant); Entuitive; CIMA+

Vehicle Supplier Names: Bombardier

Supplier Other: Dufferin Concrete; DECAST (precast infrastructure)

Legal: Norton Rose Fulbright; McMillan LLP (for the lender)

Road or Transit Length (km): 11

2020 Rank: 21

2019 Rank: 21

2018 Rank: 47

2017 Rank: 41

2016 Rank: 42

2015 Rank: 50

2014 Rank: 41


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