Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a $757.1 million contract to Strabag to design, build and finance the tunnel for the Scarborough Subway Extension.
Preparatory works at the launch shaft site started in April and major construction is set to begin in June.
Government officials said Scarborough commuters have unfairly dealt with outdated transit that couldn’t keep up with the growing and thriving communities in Toronto’s east end. The Scarborough Subway Extension will create thousands of jobs during construction and unlock better access to employment spaces, schools and other key destinations throughout the city.
The three-stop subway extends service from Kennedy Station to Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road, providing quick and seamless transit for those heading in and out of the downtown core and those travelling within Scarborough.
With two experienced teams – Strabag and West End Connectors – and the federal government’s new funding commitment of up to $10.7 billion, Ontario is pushing ahead with the successful delivery of our four priority transit projects.”