Contract awarded to Mobilinx for Hurontario LRT to be completed in 2024

Date Closed

October 21, 2019

Lead Office

Toronto

Value

4.60 Billion CAD

On October 17, 2019, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx entered into a contract valued at C$4.6 billion with Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership for the Hurontario LRT. The contract will require Mobilinx to design, build and finance the new transit infrastructure and subsequently maintain and operate it over a 30-year term. Mobilinx estimates that approximately 800 jobs will be created at the peak of construction. Mobilinx anticipates completion of the LRT in Fall 2024.

The Hurontario LRT is a new 18 km light rail transit line running along Hurontario Street from Port Credit GO station in Mississauga to the Brampton Gateway Terminal in southern Brampton, including service to the transit hub at Rathburn. It is expected to have 19 stops, including 18 at-grade stops and 1 below-grade stop (located at Port Credit GO station). The Project will also include an operations, maintenance, and storage facility located on provincially-owned lands within the Parkway Belt West, bounded by Highway 407 to the north, Hurontario Street to the west, the Hydro One Networks Inc. transmission line and utility corridor to the south, and Kennedy Road to the east.

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx are delivering the Hurontario LRT via a public-private partnership contract which transfers the appropriate risks to the private sector. While the LRT will be operated and maintained by Mobilinx, it will remain publicly owned by Metrolinx.

McCarthy Tétrault advised the sponsors, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx, with a team led by Tristan Musgrave that included Godyne Sibay, Gord Willcocks, Jim Janetos, Ian Mak, Awi Sinha, Julie Parla, Moya Graham, Brandon Kain, Byron Shaw, Joanna Rosengarten, Diego Beltran, James Kelsall, Chris Zawadzki, Judy Tian, Haiya Peng and Laura Alford.

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