TORONTO, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ministry of Training, Colleges and
Universities, Humber College and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have
selected PCL Constructors Canada Inc. as the preferred bidder to
design, build, and finance Humber College's new Learning Resource
Located at Humber's North Campus in Etobicoke, the new Learning Resource
Commons will be an academic support and student services facility and will become the
new main entrance to the campus. Highlights of the facility include:
accommodation 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
more space for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and college
The project is intended to achieve the Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
The selection of PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (PCL) is the result of an
open, fair and competitive procurement process that began in July 2012.
Throughout its submission, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. consistently
demonstrated a clear understanding of designing and constructing a
postsecondary education facility. Key members of the PCL team include
PCL Constructors Canada Inc (developer and construction), B+H
Architects, TD Securities and Debt Capital Markets.
Infrastructure Ontario will now begin negotiating contract details with
PCL Constructors Canada Inc. and expects to reach commercial and
financial close in spring 2013. The project cost will be announced
publicly following the completion of negotiations, with construction
expected to begin shortly thereafter. Infrastructure Ontario, the
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and Humber College are
all working together to procure and deliver the project.
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.
The Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure
"The Learning Resource Commons at Humber College is an example of our
government's strategic investment in educational infrastructure.
Projects like this will ensure life-long learning opportunities for
Ontarians and allow us to maintain our highly competitive, educated
The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and
"The new and innovative learning spaces created at the Learning Resource
Commons will help Humber -- and Ontario -- meet the demand for
postsecondary education in the coming years. New projects like this
are helping us build the highly skilled and educated workforce needed
for the future."
Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, MPP, Etobicoke North
"New, expanded facilities for Humber College are one step closer with
today's announcement. I am so excited about the opportunities this
project will provide for students, faculty and staff. It will also
create jobs and boost economic development here in Etobicoke North."
Chris Whitaker, President, Humber College Institute of Technology &
"While each of the shortlisted bidders presented excellent design
proposals, PCL Constructors Canada Inc., really understood our vision
for the Learning Resource Commons. Their plan for the new building will
help Humber accommodate new students as the demand for programs,
resources, study space and enrolment grows at our North Campus. The
design promises to meet students' needs."
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
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