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short-listed teams invited to bid on Toronto 2015 pan/parapan american games athletes’ village

TORONTO – Infrastructure Ontario, in partnership with Waterfront Toronto, released a request for proposals (RFP) today inviting three short-listed teams to submit proposals to design, build and finance the development of the section of the West Don Lands that will be home to the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village.

The Athletes’ Village will provide accommodations for athletes and officials during the Games. After the Games, the village area will become a mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly riverside community that includes affordable housing as outlined in Waterfront Toronto’s Precinct Plan for the West Don Lands.

Project highlights include design and construction of:

  • a new mixed-use neighbourhood, including market and affordable housing;
  • an environmentally sustainable community that aims to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification for the design and construction of the new facilities. LEED® standards focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources; and
  • new roads and services, such as hydro, sewer and water infrastructure.

Based on a competitive request for qualifications process that began in October 2010, and following rigorous evaluations, five teams met the qualifications criteria for the project and the three highest scoring teams have been invited to submit proposals for the project. The short-listed teams all include companies with proven experience and capabilities in financing, designing, developing and constructing large and complex projects. These three short-listed teams are:

Dundee Kilmer Developments Limited
– Dundee Realty Corporation – Equity Investor, Developer
– Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited – Equity Investor, Developer
– EllisDon Corporation – Design Builder, Constructor
– Ledcor Design Build (Ontario) Inc. – Design Builder, Constructor
– Brookfield Financial Corp. – Financial Advisor
– architectsAlliance – Joint Venture Architect
– Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg – Joint Venture Architect
– Daoust LeStage Inc. – Urban Design Architect
– TEN Arquitectos – Design

Legacy Village Partners
– Lend Lease – Master Development Partner, Equity Provider, Project Lead
– Concert Properties Ltd - Master Development Partner, Equity Provider, Market
Rental Developer/Owner
– Tridel – Development Partner, Equity Provider of Market Condo Component
– PCL - General Contractor
– Deltera - General Contractor
– Scotia Capital Inc - Financial Advisor
– IBI – Design Team Lead
– Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants
– Teeple Architects – Student Residence Design
– Wallman Architects – Affordable Housing Design

Village Infrastructure Partners (VIP)
– Fengate Capital- Equity Investor
– The Conservatory Group – Equity Investor, Developer, Constructor
– The Pemberton Group – Equity Investor, Developer, Constructor
– Saddlebrook - Constructor
– Laing O’Rourke – Design Build coordination
– National Bank - Financial Advisor
– TD Securities - Financial Advisor
– B+H Architects – Lead Architect, Coordinating Architect
– RegionalArchitects – Design Lead
– EI Richmond – Design Lead
– Arquitectonica – Design Lead
– West 8 – Lead Architect (Landscape)

Once submissions to the RFP are received and evaluated, the successful team is expected be selected and announced in summer 2011. A copy of the RFP will be available on Infrastructure Ontario’s website at www.infrastructureontario.ca.

The project is proceeding under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model whereby risks associated with designing, constructing, and financing the facilities are transferred to the private sector.

Infrastructure Ontario, Waterfront Toronto and Ontario Realty Corporation are working with TO2015 to develop the section of West Don Lands that will be home to the Athletes’ Village.

Infrastructure Ontario and TO2015 are working with municipalities in the GTA and Golden Horseshoe, universities and provincial agencies to procure and deliver the Athletes’ Village and Games venues, such as the Aquatics Centre facility.

Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province’s larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects - ensuring they are built on time and on budget. As well, it is dedicated to providing the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with longterm financing to renew their infrastructure.

Ontario Realty Corporation manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada and provides customer-focused real estate services to the Ontario government, including strategic portfolio management, asset management, property and land management and capital projects. ORC is leading the preparation of the West Don Lands for future redevelopment by conducting the required environmental work and constructing the flood protection landform, sub-surface infrastructure and roads.

The Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto created Waterfront Toronto to oversee and lead the renewal of Toronto’s waterfront. Public accessibility, design excellence, sustainable development, economic development and fiscal sustainability are the key drivers of waterfront revitalization.

Quotes:

Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“The Athletes’ Village project will increase the pace of the West Don Lands revitalization and provide a sizable stimulus to Ontario’s economy by directly and indirectly creating and supporting thousands of jobs.”

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Media Contacts:

  • Mandy Downes, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-327-5246
  • Tari Stork, Waterfront Toronto, 416-214-1344
  • Laura Toogood, Ontario Realty Corporation, 416-326-9122

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