Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Infrastructure Ontario

Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Public Spaces

Project Value: $1.536 billion

Funding Source: P3

Provincial Funding: $1.536 billion

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Toronto

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

The Macdonald Block Complex is the hub for administrative services for the Government of Ontario. The complex consists of five buildings, including four office towers, with a total of approximately 1.7 million square feet. From Infrastructure Ontario: “Each building in the complex will be taken back to its original building core, remediated and rebuilt using modern technologies, systems and materials while preserving the integrity of its many heritage features. The newly reconstructed complex will meet current building, health, safety, and accessibility standards and will accommodate significantly more employees through more efficient use of this government-owned office space.” A significant milestone to occur in 2021 was the first of many concrete pours within the complex’s underground parking area. Infrastructure Ontario noted the importance of this milestone in their March report, stating that it marks an official “transition from demolition to reconstruction.”

Project Owner: Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Engineer: TMP (mechanical)

Project/Construction Manager: Infrastructure Ontario

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DBFM Team: Fengate PCL Progress Partners (FP3) • Developers: Fengate Asset Management and PCL Investments Canada Inc. • Design-Builder: PCL Constructors Canada Inc. • Design Architect: WZMH Architects • Facilities Management: Johnson Controls Canada • Financial Advisor: National Bank Financial.

Other Key Players: Aon (risk advisor); Hanscomb; Morrison Hershfield; Entuitive; EY (mgmt. consultant); Comtech (project mgmt. consultant); WSP (independent certifier)

2022 Rank: 45

2021 Rank: 41

2020 Rank: 42


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