TORONTO — Mosaic Transit Group has been awarded a $2.5-billion contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx announced May 7 that the team’s successful proposal will deliver the 11-kilometre LRT line by 2023.
Prime team members of Mosaic Transit Group include:
Applicant lead: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Aecon Concessions — a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc., and CRH Canada Group Inc.;
Construction: Aecon Infrastructure and Management Inc., Dragados Canada Inc. and Dufferin Construction Company — a division of CRH Canada Group Inc.;
Design: Arup Canada Inc., Dillon Consulting Limited, DPM Energy Inc., DTAH, Perkins + Will Canada Inc. and Sener SES Canada Inc.;
Maintenance: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Aecon O&M — a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.; and
Financial adviser: RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
According to IO, the overall project consists of a below-grade terminal stop at Humber College, 16 surface stops as well as an underground interchange station at Keele Street that connects with the new Finch West Subway Station on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension.
A maintenance and storage facility for light rail vehicles and other components such as trackworks, signalling, communications and public infrastructure are also included in the project scope.
IO states as part of the preparatory work for the LRT project, Metrolinx began early utility work in 2016. Now that the contract has been awarded, Mosaic, their subcontractors and suppliers are slated to start construction in the fall of 2018.
At the peak of construction, Mosaic estimates approximately 600 workers will work on the project and 85 per cent of the labour will come from the Greater Toronto Area.
The project will remain publicly owned, states IO, and the Toronto Transit Commission will operate the LRT under a separate agreement with the City of Toronto.
The project is being delivered using IO’s alternative financing and procurement model.