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Construction on the major transformation of the train shed area of Toronto's Union Station Oct 9, 2013. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)
Construction on the major transformation of the train shed area of Toronto's Union Station Oct 9, 2013. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)

‘Challenges’ with contractor to blame for Union Station delays: Minnan-Wong Add to ...

A portion of the Union Station revitalization project is running 10 months behind due to “disorganization,” the chair of the city’s public works committee said Wednesday.

According to Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, the completion date for the west concourse of Union Station – where GO trains arrive and depart – is now set at October of this year. It was originally intended to be completed by January.

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There’s been a certain level of disorganization that has delayed that project,” Mr. Minnan-Wong told reporters Wednesday. “We need to get those things – those problems, that disorganization – straightened out.”

He blamed the delays on “challenges” with the general contractor – Carillion Canada, which was named in 2009 to oversee the project – and said that the city has the option of going with another contractor if the problems are not fixed.

Construction on the heritage building began in 2010.

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