April 24, 2018
The CanInfra Challenge is a Canada-wide contest which invites groups to submit their next-generation infrastructure concepts in hopes that their idea will receive financial backing and the support of the country. The Challenge will conclude at a Summit in May, where the winner will be chosen and where thought-provoking and solution-seeking conversation surrounding Canadian infrastructure issues will take place.
We are excited to report that CanInfra has announced the Top 10 ideas, which will be presented at the Summit. The Top 10 submissions think outside the box and are sure to challenge existing definitions of infrastructure as we look ahead to the future of transit, the North, energy and more. Three of the Top 10 were selected by online voting, and seven were chosen by the CanInfra judges after careful deliberation.
Torys has been working with CanInfra both as a sponsor and through the hands-on support of our infrastructure lawyers with a team led by partner Mark Bain. In February our team helped select the Top 20, and they have since coached the Top 20 to prepare them for the recent Top 10 voting round.
We are happy to be involved with this innovative initiative, which relays to its passionate participants that Canada is simply too big to be thinking small.