Hamilton LRT

Rank 2023


Image Credit: Metrolinx

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $3.4 Billion

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $1.7 billion

Provincial Funding: $1.7 billion

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Hamilton

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2025

In September 2021, Hamilton City Council voted to reinitiate the project after it was previously cancelled by the province in 2019 due to rising costs. The LRT, as proposed, would bring 14 kilometres of rapid transit to Ontario’s fifth-largest city. Once complete, the new LRT line will connect McMaster University in the west to Eastgate in the East, with 17 stops planned on the route. Demolition of Metrolinx-owned properties along the Hamilton LRT route began in the Spring of 2022, along with early construction works for utility relocations and procurement—the Request for Qualifications for bidders—on the main construction contract is expected to start this year as well.

In the coming years, these properties will be required for station stops, infrastructure, and widening to accommodate the future LRT right of way. In the short term, demolition sites will be restored, secured with fencing, and monitored by security contractors.

Project Owner: Metrolinx

Project/Construction Manager: Infrastructure Ontario (Procurement Agent)

Other Key Players: AECOM, Wood-a WSP company (consulting engineer); Arcadis-IBI Group; Comtech; Hatch; Turner & Townsend (project controls/estimating)

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais (for the owner)

Road or Transit Length (km): 14

2022 Rank: 24

2020 Rank: 52

2019 Rank: 56

2018 Rank: 55

2017 Rank: 49


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