Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Mosaic Transit Group as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Finch West Light Rail Transit (FWLRT) project. Mosaic Transit Group includes ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Aecon Concessions (a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.), CRH Canada Group Inc., Aecon Infrastructure and Management Inc., Dragados Canada Inc., Dufferin Construction Company (a division of CRH Canada Group Inc.), Arup Canada Inc., Dillon Consulting Limited, DPM Energy Inc., DTAH, Perkins + Will Canada Inc., Sener SES Canada Inc., Aecon O&M (a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.) and RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
The contract for the Finch West Light project includes the construction of 11 km of new, semi-exclusive light rail transit, 16 surface stops, a below-grade terminal stop at Humber College, and an underground interchange station, a maintenance and storage facility for the vehicles.
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx expect to reach financial close and award the contract in spring 2018, with design and construction to begin shortly thereafter. The project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model, which transfers risks associated with design, construction, financing and maintenance of the project to the private sector.