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WSP wins sustainability prize at ACEC – Ontario awards

WSP wins sustainability prize at ACEC – Ontario awards
METROLINX X — HDR Corporation earned an ACEC – Ontario Award of Distinction for its work on the Ontario Line project in Toronto. Pictured: crews protect utilities in the Ontario Line rail corridor.

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — WSP Canada came away with a big win as the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario celebrated its annual Ontario Engineering Project Awards recently in Toronto.

WSP Canada Inc. won the Sustainable Development Impact Award for the Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure, Road Design and Civil project that is changing the face of Toronto’s waterfront. The award recognizes the project that best demonstrates the three pillars of sustainable development: society, environment and economy, stated a release.

The association presented 10 Awards of Distinction:

  • HH Angus and Associates, Enwave Pearl Street Energy Centre
  • Parsons, Long Point Causeway Bridge Replacement
  • Tatham Engineering, Acton Island Bridge Rehabilitation
  • HDR Corporation, Ontario Line Project
  • Stantec Consulting, University of Windsor Campus Carbon Neutral Masterplan
  • Tulloch, Northern Community Centre
  • Decast, Vaughan NW Residential Community Underground Stormwater Management Facility
  • CIMA+, Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction
  • WSP Canada, Henderson Sewage Pumping Station
  • LEA Consulting, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Science Collaboration Centre.

The top recognition of the night, the Willis Chipman award, went to Egis for its Highway 21 Bayfield River Bridge Replacement project.

“The new bridge, spanning a waterway containing at-risk species, will meet the future needs of the community while minimizing environmental impacts. To top it off, this bridge is very esthetically pleasing,” stated the award citation.

The Internal Innovation for Philanthropy and Community went to GRIT Engineering for Perth County Community Engagement initiatives.

There were three new awards. The Punching Above Weight Award went to Robinson Consultants for its York-Peel Feedermain Emergency Repair project; the Carbon Impact Award was given to AtkinsRealis Canada for its Calabogie Generating Station Redevelopment Project – Design and Detailed Engineering; and the Humanitarian Award honoured AECOM Canada for its Mobility as a Service – A Feasibility Study on Implementing Mobility as a Service in the Greater Toronto Area project.

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