On January 27, 2022 Metrolinx entered into a project alliance agreement with OnTrack Alliance for the Union Station enhancement project. This is the first project in Metrolinx’s GO Rail Expansion program delivered using the alliance contracting model. The ONTrack Alliance team includes Kiewit-Alberici Union General Partnership (constructor), WSP Canada Inc. (designer) and Mass. Electric Construction Canada Co. (signalling work).
Construction of this project is a critical component of Metrolinx’s GO Expansion Program, which is a C$11 billion early works and off-corridor works program on the GO Transit Network in Toronto and the Greater Toronto area. The project includes significant construction at Union Station including the widening of station platforms, construction of new platforms and tracks, as well as a new concourse. As the project is complex with multiple external interfaces, stakeholders and utility elements, it is being delivered under the alliance contracting model. Under the project alliance agreement, the owner participant and the ONTrack Alliance team will work together as an integrated team, in a collaborative manner, and on a best-for-project basis to deliver the project to Metrolinx, as owner.
Metrolinx was represented by in-house counsel Alexandra Aversa, Dean Kotwal and Max Saunders. Infrastructure Ontario was represented by in-house counsel Marty Venelainen and Kevin Leung. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario were represented externally by Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP with a cross-office team that included Sandra Nissan, Mike Moher, Denise Gan, Wasiu Omotoso and Shreya Gupta (Toronto), Jay LeMoine (Vancouver) and Martin Taylor (Australia).
Kiewit-Alberici Union General Partnership was represented by in-house counsel Sophie-Lou Tremblay and Chris White (Kiewit) and Trevor Ladner (Alberici), and were supported by Andrew Burton at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP.
WSP Canada Inc. was represented by in-house counsel Jason Lewis and Michelle Felsky, and were supported by Serge Levy and Benjamin Owens at Stikeman Elliott LLP.
Mass. Electric Construction Canada Co. was represented by in-house counsel Sophie-Lou Tremblay and Chris White, and were supported by Maurice Chiasson at Stewart McKelvey.