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Line 2 East Extension update

Gary Downie 2/13/19 10:09 PM

By Gary Downie, Chief Transit Expansion Officer (acting)

It’s been a busy last few months where the 60 per cent design milestones were achieved on the submissions, both by Hatch for the tunnel design and the in-house Design team on their systems design. Work continues with AECOM on the station and bus terminal 60 per cent design submissions, which will now come in three phases following the agreement with the City and Oxford Properties on widening of the bus terminal. The widening will allow the three bus stops currently on Borough Drive to be moved into the new bus terminal layout. Hatch and the Systems teams continue to work on the detailed designs to the 100 per cent milestones.

The Third Party, Planning and Property team have been busy in the background organizing and holding community meetings where we shared and consulted on the design and landscaping options for emergency exits and traction power substations. The team also obtained approval at the TTC Board in January for the balance of the property required for the project and are currently working closely with the City’s real estate team on the acquisition of the properties.

The Controls and Risk teams have been busy pulling together the estimate, schedule and risk analysis for the project, which when finalized will form part of a transit omnibus report compiled by the City. The plan is to present the omnibus report to City Executive, TTC Board and City Council in April for approval, which will allow the project to continue through procurement and construction.

Commercial team placed an advert on MERX (Canadian Public Tendering website) for an Expression of Interest in the project. We received 14 responses from major construction companies or joint ventures and the team are now planning to meet with all respondents through February and March. The formal Request of Qualification for the project will go out in late April or early May subject to City Council’s approval of the project.

Scarborough Centre Station rendering.

Rendering of future Scarborough Centre Station. Designs are advancing to the 60 per cent milestone.

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