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Feature Project: Bloomington GO Station

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This GO Station, located at Bloomington Road and Highway 404 in the Town of Richmond Hill, brings much-needed expansion of rail services to commuters in Richmond Hill, Aurora, and Stouffville. The new station will extend the Richmond Hill GO line north from Gormley GO Station offering commuters living in York Region convenient, local access to GO Transit service.

This 29,288 m2 flagship station has been designed to Metrolinx's new industry-leading standard of incorporating public spaces into commuter stations. The station includes an integrated three-storey, cast-in-place concrete, post-tensioned parking structure, to accommodate 760 vehicles. The parking facility will have a car-counting system, 32 EVCS (Electric Vehicle Charging Stations) spaces, 18 accessible spaces, and includes a bike lane with bike shelters that have direct access to the rail platform.

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Project Update: Guildwood GO Station - New Building & Platform Rehabilitation

The Guildwood GO Station is located in the historic Guildwood neighbourhood of Scarborough, Ontario and provides rail services to GO Transit passengers travelling on the Lakeshore East Corridor between Union Station and Oshawa. It is also a stop for VIA Rail passengers travelling between Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.

The upgraded facility will consist of:

  • A new and expanded station building
  • Rehabilitation of both train platforms
  • Two pre-cast pedestrian tunnels with elevator and stair access at each end
  • Snow melting system
  • Canopies with integrated heated shelters
  • Fare systems
  • Utility building
  • Storm drainage and structures
  • LED lighting
  • CCTV & PA systems
  • North and south surface parking lot improvements

These upgrades will support two-way, all-day service for GO Transit patrons on non-shared, dedicated tracks by including provisions for the addition of a fourth track. The station, designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, has remained fully operational throughout construction.

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Point of Interest: Kenaidan Contributes to Innovation Award

The Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) recently presented York Region with the 2017 Technical Innovation Award for the West Richmond Hill (East Vaughan) Pumping Station and Watermain Project. Consulting Engineers and General Contractors involved with the project were recognized for their contributions. Kenaidan was responsible for construction of the pumping station and re-chloramination facility. Our team was recognized for collaborative development of the dewatering and shoring scheme.

Based on site conditions and experience, Kenaidan and our shoring and dewatering subcontractors proposed alternative methods to address high ground levels and uplift pressures. This provided for a shallower, 15 m caisson system and reduced 3 m thick concrete base which acted as a plug to seal groundwater seepage. These measures minimized the shoring depth, and reduced the sub-base thickness and excavated soil. Shallower depths also dramatically reduced dewatering gravities by more than 50%, a positive environmental benefit.

Congratulations to those who participated on this project and for making this award possible for the Region.

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Community Corner

Corporate Donations

Kenaidan recently made donations to:

  • Mackenzie Health Foundation
  • CanadaHelps
  • The Safehaven Project for Community Living
  • Kids Up Front Foundation

Charitable Matching Program

Kenaidan has recently matched employee donations to the following charities:

  • Movember Canada
 

Newsletters

The "Team Kenaidan" company newsletter is written by Kenaidan employees and is published on a quarterly basis.  Each newsletter features a new project, project updates, and highlights a recently completed project.  Regular columns such as the Safety Corner, Our Message, and Point of Interest allow our employees to sharpen their pencils and write a contributing article for the newsletter.  All the photography is done in-house by our "Roaming Photographer" who captures our crews in action on our construction sites. Our newsletter welcomes new employees, announces employee milestones and achievements, upcoming events, and lists the contributions Kenaidan has made to the community.  We invite you to take a look at our current issue and the newsletters from the past year.

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March 2018

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November 2017

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May 2017

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February 2017