MTO remains committed to fulfilling its duty to consult requirements and will engage with local Indigenous Communities and consider their interests in the project. Ontario Regulation 697/21 requires MTO to prepare Indigenous Consultations Plans and circulate to Indigenous Communities and Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP).
Bradford Bypass Market Sounding
Infrastructure Ontario (IO), together with the Ministry of Transportation, conducted a market sounding with interested participants from the private sector to identify delivery options for construction of the Bradford Bypass expansion project. The process started in mid-January 2022 and market sounding meetings took place throughout February 2022.
A comprehensive and confidential market sounding has been used on a regular basis by IO across all sectors, including the transit and transportation portfolios, to support confirmation of contract packaging and a delivery model strategy prior to commencement of a procurement process. It also provides the private sector’s insight on potential innovations, challenges, risks and schedule.