Infrastructure consulting firm, AECOM, has received a contract from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to serve as owner’s engineer for the Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvements (BYCI) project.
In this advisory role, AECOM’s scope—covering all project phases, detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning, handover, and close-out—will include services spanning the implementation of the delivery model; training and application of lean project delivery and building information modeling (BIM); development of project specific output specifications; estimating and costing services; design document review; and other support services.
“Bloor-Yonge Station is a critical interchange—the busiest in Toronto’s subway system and one of the busiest in North America—and we’re thrilled to help deliver these important improvements for the community,” said Marc Devlin, chief executive of AECOM’s Canada region. “We’re proud to have delivered a diverse range of infrastructure projects as a trusted service provider to the TTC since 1979, including over ten years on the BYCI project, and are pleased to implement our deep understanding of their collaborative delivery approach, design standards, and operating procedures to help them see this vital project through to completion.”
Initially constructed in 1953, Bloor-Yonge Station is expected to experience significant ridership demand due to population growth in the Toronto area and the implementation of planned transit expansion initiatives. The BYCI project seeks to improve service levels for TTC customers by constructing a new Line 2 passenger platform, expanding both Line 1 passenger platforms, improving accessibility and safety, and enhancing the concourse level, entrances, and exits.