The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for a project to design, build and finance the construction of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village project. EllisDon, PCL Constructors and Saddlebrook are among the contractors belonging to consortia that were invited to submit bids.
The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for a project to design, build and finance the construction of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village project.
Infrastructure Ontario, along with Waterfront Toronto, said the project is going ahead under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, in which design, construction and finance risk is transferred to the private sector.
Proposals to design, build and finance the construction of the Athletes’ Village in the West Don Lands area of Toronto will be evaluated based on the RFP criteria
The successful team is expected to be selected and announced this summer.
The Athletes’ Village will provide accommodations for up to 8,000 Pan American and 2,200 Parapan American athletes and officials during the Games, and will include additional facilities such as a media centre, transport mall, dining hall and a health care clinic.
The three teams that were short-listed and invited to submit bids are:
• Dundee Kilmer Developments Limited, including constructors EllisDon Corp and Ledcor Design Build and architectural firm architectsAlliance;
• Legacy Village Partners, including constructors PCL and Deltera and architectural firm IBI;
• Village Infrastructure Partners, including constructor Saddlebrook and architectural firm B+H Architects/
After the Games, the Village area will become a mixed-use community that will include affordable housing as outlined in Waterfront Toronto’s Precinct Plan for the West Don Lands. Infrastructure Ontario and Waterfront Toronto are working together jointly to develop the portion of the West Don Lands that will house facilities for the Games.
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