333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1982 (ON); 1985 (AB); 2005 (England & Wales)
Brian Kelsall’s practice is focused on project finance and infrastructure development, banking and corporate finance and public private partnerships in Canada, the United States and emerging markets. Regularly advising lenders, developers, contractors and procuring authorities, Brian has acted for clients across the infrastructure, telecom, energy, oil and gas, and mining sectors. He has advised the winning consortium on numerous P3 projects, including the US 36 Express Lanes/Bus Rapid Transit Project, the Pennsylvania Bridges Project, the State Street Redevelopment Project (Indiana) and Merced Campus (UC) Project (CA). He also advised the Federal Government and procuring authorities on the Gordie Howe International Crossing, linking Canada and the US, and advised the Federal Government on its Communications Security Establishment Canada Long Term Accommodation Project (CSEC). Regularly assisting with international project finance transactions, Brian acted for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other international financial institutions on the project financing for Mobifon S.A. in Romania, at the time the largest private sector financing in Romania. He has also advised on multiple telecom projects across Eastern and Central Europe.
On September 28, 2018, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada, reached financial close with Bridging North America General Partnership (a partnership indirectly held by ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Fluor Canada Ltd. and Aecon Concessions, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.) for the design, construction, financing, operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project, a new publicly-owned international bridge crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Michigan.
On October 21, 2016, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Mackenzie Health (MH) announced that financial close was reached on the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in Ontario’s York Region. In August 2016, Plenary Health was awarded the fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new hospital.
On June 21, 2016, the City of Winnipeg signed a project agreement with Plenary Roads Winnipeg Transitway LP to design, build, finance, (operate) and maintain the City of Winnipeg’s Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass project, with PCL Constructors Canada Inc. providing construction services.
On March 27, 2015, Halton Healthcare Services Corporation and Infrastructure Ontario reached Financial Close with Plenary Health Milton LP (Project Co) to design, build, finance and maintain the Milton District Hospital Redevelopment Project (the Project), located in Milton, Ontario. PCL Constructors Canada Inc. is acting as the Construction Contractor and Johnson Controls Canada LP is acting as the Service Provider for the Project.
City Centre Terminal Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. (PAHI), completed the sale of substantially all of its assets, including the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA), to Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP (Nieuport), a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure equity investors.
William Osler Health System and Infrastructure Ontario reached Financial Close with Plenary Health Peel LP, an affiliate of Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd., to design, build, finance and maintain the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, located in downtown Brampton.