November 20, 2019
Torys is proud to announce its Infrastructure practice has been recognized on a national level after two projects were named as winners in the prestigious Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnership’s 2019 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
The awards applaud governments, public institutions and their private sector partners for demonstrating forward thinking in areas like project financing, service delivery, infrastructure investment and economic benefit. According to the CCPPP, the awards “showcase the diversity of projects across the country using P3s to deliver innovative infrastructure that best serves the economic and social needs of Canadians.”
Torys was a part of two out of the five projects honoured at this year’s awards.
The Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road was awarded gold in the project development category. Infrastructure partner Mark Bain led a team of Torys lawyers that included Dan Ford, Andy Gibbons and Jessica Earle, representing the Government of the Northwest Territories as the public authority for this project to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new 97 km, two-lane all-season road northwest of Yellowknife.
Mark also led the Torys team on the Stoney CNG Bus Storage and Transit Facility, which won silver in the Infrastructure category. The team, which included Amy Maginley and Andrew Bedford, represented the City of Calgary as the public authority for the $174 million project to design, build, finance and maintain a new storage and maintenance facility for a new fleet of compressed natural gas buses in Calgary, Alberta.
You can learn more about the awards on the CCPPP website.