Aecom wins contract to design Ontario Line's Pape Tunnel and stations

29 February 2024 2 min. read
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Aecom, a US-based design and engineering consultancy, has won a contract to deliver design services for the Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS) portion of the Ontario line, a 15.6-kilometer rapid transit line in Toronto.

Aecom won the contract as part of Pape North Connect Team, a consortium of Aecom, Arcadis, Webuild Civil Work, and Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas Canada.

The PTUS contract includes three kilometers of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and the Don Valley bridge, two underground stations, three emergency exit and service buildings, and a crossover in the section of the tunnel near Sammon Avenue. The project is expected to create thousands of jobs annually during construction.

Running from Ontario Science Centre to Exhibition Place, the Ontario Line broke ground in December 2021 and is expected to be completed by 2031.

Aecom wins contract to design Ontario Line's Pape Tunnel and stations

With the project win, Aecom will be providing technical design services for the full length of 10 kilometers of tunnels and the three interchange stations on the Ontario Line subway.

“Our team of technical transportation experts is proud to continue supporting Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx on this critical investment in the future of public transit in Toronto, bringing expanded and modernized transportation to thousands of commuters,” said Mark Southwell, chief executive of Aecom’s global transportation business.

Headquartered in Dallas, Aecom provides advisory, planning, design and engineering, program, and construction management services for projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy, and the environment. The firm has annual revenue of US$14.4 billion.

Aecom in February named Katherine Stephens as COO for Canada and in October named Richard Barrett CEO for Canada.