By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer Ontario is modernizing services related to the province's building code, with a goal of speeding up the construction of new housing and building projects. "For many years the building sector and the public have...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The City of Ottawa will never use the Prince of Wales bridge for an interprovincial transit crossing, a decision likely influenced by the federal cabinet’s decision in April to quash a proposal by a private...
By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer Hydro One Inc. is moving forward with plans to build a new Ontario grid control centre in the City of Orillia, about 125 km north of Toronto, on Lake Couchiching. This new, state-of-the-art...
By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer Toronto’s mayor is prepared to declare a climate emergency, joining 800 other governments in 16 countries that have already done so, he announced last Friday. The declaration will be debated by city council Oct....
Ontario Construction News staff writer Construction has officially begun on a massive 247-acre master-planned community in Midland. Construction crews have started pouring foundations for homes in the first phase of the Seasons on Little Lake development in the Georgian Bay (Simcoe...
By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer A staff report that will be presented to the CreateTO Board Sept. 24 details an office portfolio optimization plan – the first phase of a Toronto-wide real estate portfolio strategy. It’s being dubbed a...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Interpaving Ltd. has been chosen to complete construction of the detailed design for the Hollinger Park in Timmins and, based on the detailed work plan submitted by the contractor, the project should be completed by...
By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer An advisory panel has raised numerous concerns about the Sidewalk Labs development plan for the Quayside development on Toronto’s waterfront. Waterfront Toronto’s digital strategy advisory panel (DSAP) released a report this week, calling the...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Veterans participating in the Helmets to Hardhats program will be among the tradespeople building a $11.5 million supportive housing structure for former Canadian Force soldiers in Ottawa. Second World War veteran and Squadron Leader (ret’d) Andy...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The City of Ottawa’s $2.1 billion Light Rail Transit system started operations on Saturday – but only after the city held back $59 million when it made its final payment to the Rideau Transit Group...
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Feds order “urgent” probe into former DCC chair’s business activities: Globe and Mail

Ontario Construction News staff writer The federal government has ordered an “urgent” investigation into the business activities of the Liberal-appointed chair of Defence Construction Canada...
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Ontario launches unsolicited infrastructure proposals framework

Ontario Construction News staff writer The provincial government says it is launching a new framework for receiving and evaluating infrastructure proposals from the private sector. Unsolicited...

City of Toronto agrees with provincial government to retain control of subway system, with...

Ontario Construction News staff writer The City of Toronto has come to an agreement with the provincial government to retain ownership of the subway system...