Stantec and Jacobs win project controls contract for Toronto subway lines

04 January 2021 2 min. read

360 Transit Alliance Joint Venture, which is composed of key partners Stantec and Jacobs, has won a contract to provide project controls for four subway projects in the Greater Toronto Area: the Yonge Street North Subway Extension, the Scarborough Subway Extension, the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, and the new Ontario Line.

The two global engineering and design consultancies will deliver project controls that include scheduling, risk management, and quality assurance for the urban transit projects, which have a combined estimated capital value of $28.5 billion.

“This is one of Canada’s largest and most technically complex programs and we’re pleased that Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have put their faith in us,” said Thomas Baginski, lead program controls manager at Stantec.

Paul Griffiths, VP at Jacobs in Canada, added, “Increasing access to transit and improving quality of life by reducing daily travel times is important to creating connectivity throughout the Greater Toronto Area. We can help implement the vision for faster and more reliable transit service in all directions across the metro area.”

Stantec and Jacobs win project controls contract for Toronto subway lines

The Yonge extension will bring the TTC’s existing Line 1 subway to Vaughan, Markham, and Richmond Hill, while the Scarborough extension will add three stops to Line 2 and push 7.8 kilometres deeper into Scarborough. The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, meanwhile, will add seven stops and 9.2 kilometres west of Mount Dennis Station.

Finally, the new Ontario Line will build 15 new stations across a 16 kilometre line extending from Exhibition Place in the southwest to the Ontario Science Centre in the northeast. It’s currently slated for completion by 2030.

Edmonton-headquartered Stantec is currently also serving as technical advisor on the Ontario Line as well as the Hurontario LRT line in Mississauga. The Hurontario project will provide relief for the Hurontario 19 Bus route stretching from Port Credit to Brampton, and has an estimated completion date of fall 2024.

Stantec is also providing infrastructure engineering, procurement, and construction services on Montreal’s light rail network.

The consulting firm earlier this month announced its intention to acquire Wenck, a US-based environmental consultancy. Rival firm WSP made much larger move in the environmental consulting space this month, acquiring Mississauga-based Golder for $1.5 billion.

Dallas-based Jacobs, meanwhile, bought a majority stake in PA Consulting, a London-based global innovation consulting firm.