Three shortlisted for Toronto sports contract

With the 17th Pan/Parapan American sporting event taking place in Toronto in 2015, three homegrown construction businesses are bidding on a multi-venue contract. A Request for Proposals is expected in February.

Bondfield Construction Company, EllisDon Corporation and PCL Constructors Canada are in the running to build, finance and renovate property to accommodate the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan America Games, a sporting event.

The selection followed a Request for Qualifications process, according to Infrastructure Ontario. Each construction outfit is headquartered in Canada. A Request for Proposals (RFP) is expected to be published in February, Infrastructure Ontario stated.

The multi-site project will include a facility named the Markham Pool and Field House, which will host water polo and badminton, as well as a field hockey centre, located on the University of Toronto campus.

The eventual winning bidder will also renovate the Etobicoke Olympium in Toronto. The facility is a swimming pool that will host diving, water polo and synchronized swimming.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is a Crown corporation – an enterprise owned by the federal government of Canada – charged with coordinating and delivering infrastructure activity in the region. The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games is a 41-nation, 8,000-athlete multisport event scheduled for July.

Bondfield is based in Concord, Ontario with EllisDon headquartered in Mississauga, also in Ontario. PCL Constructors, Canada’s largest general contractor, is located in Toronto.