Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Maintenance and Storage Facility

This Confederation Line will be the backbone of Ottawa’s new rail and rapid bus public transit system, with 13 rail stations. Following a scheduled completion in 2018, the new LRT will transport an estimated 10,000 people an hour in each direction during the morning rush hour, saving transit riders about 15 minutes on their daily commute.

Our Role

Our role on site has been to detail, supply, and erect structural steel and steel deck for both the Maintenance and Storage Facilities (MSF), as well as the Shed for OLRT’s commuter trains. All buildings have been designed in such a way that their initial use will be for the assembly of the trains to be used on the light rail line. to provide detailing, supply and erection of structural steel and steel deck at the OLRT facility.

Facts & Figures

  • Estimated Tonnage: 1500 Tons Structural Steel & 312 Tons Open Web Steel Joists (520 Joists)
  • 2 Buildings: MSF 1115 Tons; The Train Shed 385 Tons (Fully Galvanized)
  • Approximately 525m of Crane Girders

Overcoming Challenges

Being a Public-Private Partnership (P3), there was a great sense of collaboration when it came to tackling problems. Open communication between the parties was key to tackling issues as efficiently as possible. Close coordination was required with our supplier to ensure fabrication and erection went smoothly.


805 Belfast Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada