TORONTO — The Request for Proposals (RFP) has closed for companies shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) line.
The new rapid transit line will connect the Finch West Subway Station on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension to Humber College.
The Finch West LRT project includes 11 kilometres of new, dedicated light rail transit; 18 stops, including a below-grade stop at Humber College and an underground interchange station at the TTC’s Finch West Subway Station; and a maintenance and storage facility for light rail vehicles.
The new LRT will also connect commuters to local and regional transit services, including the TTC, GO Transit, Mississauga Miway, York Viva and Brampton Zum transit services.
A new Finch West LRT community office, at 2540 Finch Ave. West, has opened to serve those living and working in nearby neighbourhoods, states a release issued by the Ministry of Transportation. The office will provide information about the project to the public.
Ontario is investing $1.2 billion in the Finch West LRT in order to expand transit in the city of Toronto.
Under the Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component, the Government of Canada is contributing up to $333 million towards the transit project.
The project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model.