TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ministry of Training, Colleges and
Universities, Humber College and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) announced
today that PCL Constructors Canada Inc. has signed a guaranteed
maximum-priced contract to design, build, and finance Humber College's
new Learning Resource Commons project.
The fixed-price contract between PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (PCL) and
the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is for
$84.2 million, and will be paid by the province and Humber College at
substantial completion in spring 2015 to ensure the project's on-time
and on-budget delivery.
The project will create employment in the construction sector, with
approximately 150 workers expected on site each day at the peak of
activity, and will generate an economic spin-off that will benefit the
Located at Humber's North Campus in Etobicoke, the new Learning Resource
Commons is a six-storey, 260,000 sq. ft. academic support and student
services facility that will become the new main entrance to the campus.
Highlights of the facility include:
space for more than 2,200 students
group and independent study spaces
a new library, including a centralized hub for student services
a student gallery and showcase space
space for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and college
The project will deliver design excellence and sustainability, with the
new building designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED®) Silver certification.
The selection of PCL is the result of an open, fair and competitive
procurement process that began in July 2012. Throughout its submission,
PCL consistently demonstrated a clear understanding of the
opportunities and challenges of designing and constructing a
postsecondary education facility. Key members of the PCL team include
PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (developer and constructor), B+H
Architects (lead architects), and TD Securities Debt Capital Markets
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large,
complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the
last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's
alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued
at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion.
Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate
portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public
sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure and
leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial
transactions on behalf of the province.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.humber.ca for more information.
Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure
"This is an important milestone for the Humber College project - it
demonstrates our government's commitment to investing in educational
infrastructure while creating value for Ontarians."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
"By investing in infrastructure for postsecondary education, we are
stimulating the economy, creating jobs and building spaces to train the
highly skilled and educated workforce that is needed for the future."
Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, MPP, Etobicoke North
"I am thrilled to see the Humber College project take this next step and
I look forward to seeing the new Learning Resource Commons come
Chris Whitaker, President, Humber College Institute of Technology &
"With our partnership with PCL formalized, we look forward to the
important work of building a facility that will help us better serve
our students, faculty and staff. Students will benefit from additional
study space, new library resources and a one-stop area for student
services, all key features of Humber's new Learning Resource Commons."
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
(416) 675-6622 ext. 4296