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request for proposals stage closed for Toronto 2015 pan/parapan american games atheletes’ village project located in the west don lands

TORONTO – Infrastructure Ontario, in partnership with Waterfront Toronto, announced today that the request for proposals (RFP) stage for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village project has closed.

Submitted proposals to design, build and finance the construction of the Athletes’ Village in the West Don Lands will be evaluated based on the criteria in the RFP. It is expected that the successful team will be selected and announced in summer 2011.

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 polyclinic, where athletes can receive a range of health-care services. After the Games, the Village area will become a mixed-use, inclusive and pedestrian-friendly riverside community that will include affordable housing as outlined in Waterfront Toronto’s Precinct Plan for the West Don Lands.

Project highlights include design and construction of:

o a new mixed-use neighbourhood, including market and affordable housing;
o an environmentally sustainable community that aims to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification for the design and construction of the new facilities. LEED® standards focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources; and
o new roads and services, such as hydro, sewer and water infrastructure.

Three short-listed teams were invited to submit bids in response to a request for proposals (RFP) that was issued on January 28, 2011. The teams all include companies with proven experience and capabilities in financing, designing, developing and constructing large, complex projects. The three
short-listed teams are:

Dundee Kilmer Developments Limited
– Dundee Realty Corporation – Equity Investor, Developer
– Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited – Equity Investor, Developer
– EllisDon Corporation – Design Builder, Constructor
– Ledcor Design Build (Ontario) Inc. – Design Builder, Constructor
– Brookfield Financial Corp. – Financial Advisor
– architectsAlliance – Joint Venture Architect
– Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg – Joint Venture Architect
– Daoust LeStage Inc. – Urban Design Architect
– TEN Arquitectos – Design

Legacy Village Partners
– Lend Lease – Master Development Partner, Equity Provider, Project Lead
– Concert Properties Ltd - Master Development Partner, Equity Provider, Market
Rental Developer/Owner
– Tridel – Development Partner, Equity Provider of Market Condo Component
– PCL - General Contractor
– Deltera - General Contractor
– Scotia Capital Inc - Financial Advisor
– IBI – Design Team Lead
– Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants
– Teeple Architects – Student Residence Design
– Wallman Architects – Affordable Housing Design

Village Infrastructure Partners (VIP)
– Fengate Capital- Equity Investor
– The Conservatory Group – Equity Investor, Developer, Constructor
– The Pemberton Group – Equity Investor, Developer, Constructor
– Saddlebrook - Constructor
– Laing O’Rourke – Design Build coordination
– National Bank - Financial Advisor
– TD Securities - Financial Advisor
– B+H Architects – Lead Architect, Coordinating Architect
– RegionalArchitects – Design Lead
– EI Richmond – Design Lead
– Arquitectonica – Design Lead
– West 8 – Lead Architect (Landscape)

The project is proceeding under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model whereby risks associated with designing, constructing, and financing the facilities are transferred to the private sector.
Infrastructure Ontario and Waterfront Toronto are working with TO2015 to develop the section of West Don Lands that will be home to the Athletes’ Village.

Infrastructure Ontario and TO2015 are working together to procure and deliver the Athletes’ Village as well as working with municipalities, universities and provincial agencies to develop other Games venues across the GTA and Golden Horseshoe, such as the Aquatics Centre, the Velodrome, the Pan Am Stadium and others.

Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province’s larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget; managing one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada and providing real estate services, such as asset management
and property and land management; and providing the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.

The Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto created Waterfront Toronto to oversee and lead the renewal of Toronto’s waterfront. Public accessibility, design excellence, sustainable development, economic development and fiscal sustainability are the key drivers of waterfront revitalization.

Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“Today’s announcement marks a significant step for not only the Athletes’ Village and the central role it will play in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, but also for our long-term vision for a modern and sustainable waterfront community in the West Don Lands.”

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Mandy Downes
Infrastructure Ontario

Tari Stork
Waterfront Toronto

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