Hatch Mott MacDonald Canada was recently honoured for its work on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension ‘Twin Tunnels’ by winning an award for Innovation in Rail and Transit at the 2011 Be Inspired Awards held by Bentley Systems, Incorporated.
The Awards were presented in early November at a gala dinner during the annual Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Winners were chosen by five independent panels of jurors and selected from 57 finalists who had been previously chosen from the nominations submitted by 270 organizations in 42 countries.
The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) provides a critical extension for the existing Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway system. The alignment consists of an 8.4 kilometer extension of the existing Spadina Line from its current terminus at Downsview Station. The project includes six cut and cover subway stations that will be interconnected with twin bored tunnels, constructed using earth pressure balance Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM). The alignment crosses beneath numerous buildings, railway tracks, a provincial highway, city arterial roads, major utilities, conservation areas and water courses.