T.Y. Lin International expands to GTA, acquires The Municipal Infrastructure Group

06 December 2019 Consulting.ca 2 min. read
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T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a San Francisco-based infrastructure consulting firm, has acquired Vaughan, ON-based The Municipal Infrastructure Group, a civil engineering consultancy. The acquisition gives TYLI its first Canadian location.

Founded in 2003, The Municipal Infrastructure Group (TMIG) delivers services in municipal, land development, and water resources engineering, as well as transportation planning and construction administration. The firm serves public and private clients including municipalities, conservation authorities, provincial and federal governments, and land developers.

The firm has worked on numerous projects in the Greater Toronto Area, such as the East Bayfront redevelopment on the Toronto waterfront, for which TMIG provided design and contract administration work for roads, water mains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers.

TMIG is currently working on the Lakeview Village redevelopment on the Mississauga waterfront, which is converting a former coal-fired plant in a mixed-use community. The firm is delivering consulting services in the planning and design of stormwater, water, and wastewater features, and transportation and sustainability.

T.Y. Lin expands to GTA, acquires The Municipal Infrastructure Group

The acquisition of TMIG gives TYLI its first Canadian location. The firm – which specializes in design and engineering for bridges, roads, rail, and transit – has more than 30 locations in the US, as well as Latin American offices in Panama and Colombia. TYLI has a further 21 offices in Asia. The private company was founded in 1954, and has more than 3,000 employees.

In Canada, the firm designed the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver, which was completed in 2012, and served as managing partner and lead designer on the Samuel de Champlain Bridge in Montreal, which was completed in 2019.

The TMIG acquisition also diversifies TYLI beyond its core transportation business, allowing it to tap into water markets in the Canada and the US. The firm will also look to further penetrate the GTA market, which has 6.8 million residents.

“By combining the local knowledge and expertise of The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd. with T.Y. Lin International’s global presence and experience in the design of transportation infrastructure, including bridges, highways, and rail and transit systems, we are able to provide greatly enhanced support and value for our clients across Canada and the United States,” said Matthew G. Cummings, president and CEO of TYLI Group.

Mark Tarras, chairman of TMIG, said, “Moving forward, our clients will receive the same dedication to excellence they have come to expect from us. What is now enhanced is our ability to provide a wider array of services, including signature bridge design and tunneling, through our partnership with the technical experts from T.Y. Lin International and its affiliate firms.”

David Scott, president of TMIG, will join TYLI as regional director for T.Y. Lin International Canada. TMIG will now do business as “The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd., a T.Y. Lin International Company.”