As part of a team led by local contractors Dragados Canada and Bot Construction Group, DISSING+WEITLING has been shortlisted for a competition to design, build and finance a new rail grade separation in Toronto, including connected public realm enhancements.
The Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation will include a new railway bridge, pedestrian underpasses and public realm enhancements such as new pedestrian and bicycle routes. The estimated financial project scope is CAD 200 mio.
The project is part of a larger infrastructure plan to provide faster, more frequent and convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area over the next decade. The aim is to enhance the quality of life for commuters in the area by increasing their mobility and reducing their daily travel time.
The clients, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx, has selected three teams based on their construction capability, experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The teams have been invited to respond to a request for proposals in early 2018.
As one of the world’s leading architecture firms when it comes to bridge design and infrastructural solutions, DISSING+WEITLING has solid experience with designing large infrastructure projects all over the world. One of Canada’s most anticipated infrastructure projects these years is the New Champlain Bridge over the Saint Lawrence River in Montréal. The 3.3km bridge is currently under construction with completion expected in 2018.