Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure

Rank 2024


Image Credit: Waterfront Toronto

Industry Sector: Other

Project Type: Water Wastewater

Project Value: $1.42 billion

Funding Source: Public

Federal 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 mouth for the Don River, and critical infrastructure for flood resilience to unlock the 325-hectare site for residential and commercial development. 

Waterfront Toronto

Project Owner: City of Toronto

Engineer: Wood E&I (WSP) (consulting/environmental/geotechnical studies); Cherubini Metal Works Ltd.; DTAH; Planmac; Jacobs; LEA Consulting (engineer-consulting) Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. (Port Lands Estuary Plan)

Contractor: Colliers Project Leaders; Arcadis-IBI Group; HDR; INTECH; Altus; Geosyntec; Stantec; Entuitive; Grimshaw; Dillon; Graham Construction

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

Environmental Services: Interfluve; GHD; GFL; Englobe; Geo-Solutions; EXP

Other Key Players: Golder-a WSP company (geotechnical services/roads & municipal infrastructure); E.S. Fox; A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd.; Hanscomb; HRI (heritage contractor); Earth Boring Co. Ltd.; Priestly Demolition Inc.; Comtech (risk advisor); R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd.; Mulvey & Banani; Matrix Solutions Inc. (environmental specialists); Terrapex (consulting engineer); TULLOCH

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

Supplier Other: DECAST

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais (Waterfront Toronto); Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel

2023 Rank: 55

2022 Rank: 56

2021 Rank: 48

2020 Rank: 47

2019 Rank: 47

2018 Rank: 44