The project, which has been described in Montreal as the largest transit investment ever made in Canada, will span nearly 12 miles and will include 25 stations and stops connected to existing bus and metro lines and other transit lines. Powell said she had “serious reservations” that performance agreements would not be included in the new projects. “TCBN has not yet received any information from Metrolinx or the provincial government, as these are municipal performance agreements for future transit projects such as the Ontario Line and the Scarborough Subway Extension,” said Powell, whose organization was involved in the development of the Crosstown Agreement. Under the agreement, 10% of the hours worked for the construction of the project would go to capital groups such as young people, women and minority workers. The contract includes a 30-year maintenance contract with funding for life cycle renewals and repairs, and according to the province, US$2 billion according to its original estimate. The project uses Infrastructure Ontario`s Alternative Financing – Supply model, which is designed to transfer significant risks to the private sector and provide opportunities for design and construction innovations. According to a report by Crosslinx, the consortium that builds the Crosstown LRT, the Community Benefits Agreement for this project has yielded results. In the first quarter of this year, Crosslinx recruited 162 apprentices or companions as well as more than 200 specialized, administrative and technical employees from equity research groups. By the end of last year, it had also spent more than $7.5 million to help local businesses. On Tuesday, the contract for one of the largest and most coveted infrastructure projects in Canadian history was awarded to the Crosslinx Transit Solutions consortium – made up of Canadian construction companies SNC-Lavalin Group, Aecon Group, EllisDon Corporation and the Canadian unit of The Spanish Grupo ACS (Dragados Canada) – subject to financial conclusion, the preferred bidder will build and operate the new Eglinton Crossrail project. Ontario.
Metrolinx, the provincial transit agency for GTHA, helped develop the so-called Community Benefit Convention in Ontario when it announced in 2016 an agreement guaranteeing the work of marginalized members of the community on the $5.3 billion Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Following Metrolinx`s controversial decision to abandon land-use projects for a community centre in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood, community and labour groups are challenging the Agency`s commitment to another program to preserve the employment of residents in new transit projects.