Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Waterfront Toronto

Industry Sector: Water

Project Type: Water Wastewater

Project Value: $1.25 billion

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $416.6 million

Provincial Funding: $416.6 million

Municipal Funding: $416.6 million

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Toronto

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

The Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure project is the redevelopment of one of the largest portions of under-developed land in a major urban core in North America. Located along the shore of Lake Ontario southeast of Toronto’s downtown core, the project will include substantial soil remediation, a new month for the Don River, and critical infrastructure for flood resilience to unlock the 325-hectare site for residential and commercial development. In winter 2021, the third of four bridges arrived in Toronto from Halifax. These bridges will connect Toronto to Villiers Island once flood protection is complete. This year, planting is starting in the new river valley. For detailed updates, follow @TheRockRipper on Twitter.

Project Owner: City of Toronto

Engineer: Wood (consulting); WSP; Cherubini Metal Works Ltd.; DTAH; Planmac; Jacobs

Contractor: Colliers Project Leaders; Arcadis; HDR; INTECH; Altus; Geosyntec; Stantec; Entuitive; Grimshaw; Dillon

Project/Construction Manager: Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto (project manager; EllisDon (construction manager)

Environmental Services: Arcadis Canada; Interfluve ; GHD ; GFL ; Englobe ; Geo-Solutions

Other Key Players: SBP; Golder (a member of WSP); A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd.; Hanscomb; HRI (heritage contractor); Earth Boring Co. Ltd.; EY (business case advisor to the authority); Priestly Demolition Inc.

Architect Names: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. (Port Lands Estuary Plan)

Supplier Other: DECAST

Financing Detail: The federal, provincial, and municipal governments are each contributing an equal share of $416.6 million to this project.

2022 Rank: 56

2021 Rank: 48

2020 Rank: 47

2019 Rank: 47

2018 Rank: 44


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