We tailor our approach for each client and for each initiative. All of our senior associates are PMP certified (by PMI), providing a solid foundation in project management practices and processes. It is verTerra’s considerate and creative application of this foundation that differentiates us.

Completed Projects

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Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel

Forum Equity Partners

Toronto, Ontario

The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Tunnel Project is a Design Build Finance Maintain (DBFM) project for a state-of-the-art pedestrian tunnel routed under the Western Gap connecting the mainland to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.  The project was procured by the Toronto Port Authority as a public-private partnership.

The project, which began in March 2012, allows travelers to walk in an underwater tunnel that connects the mainland to the island airport. The tunnel has four moving sidewalks travelling at 2.3km/hr. Passengers use one of six elevators to go down 100 feet to access the tunnel and travel 800 feet underneath to the airport’s check-in area. The journey is estimated to take less than six minutes. The project was funded by the private sector and was partially paid for by departing passengers via the existing Airport Improvement Fee. The tunnel opened in July 2015.

Services:  Financial Advisory, Risk Management, Strategic Consulting

Richcraft Recreation Complex – Kanata

City of Ottawa

Kanata, Ontario

The 105,000sf public recreational complex, is on 14 acres of environmentally sensitive lands, and includes an 8 lane 25-meter pool, leisure pool, a double gymnasium, multi-purpose community rooms, fitness/weight rooms.  The site amenities included basketball courts, and artificial turf sports field, a skate park plaza and a children’s play areas.  The facility has a geo-thermal system that offsets 50% of the demand load of the facility. The project was procured as a hybrid Design Build model and is targeting LEED gold certification.

Services:  Owner’s Representative and Procurement Advisor

South West Detention Centre

Forum Equity Partners

Windsor, Ontario

verTerra was the strategic Design Build Manager and Owners Advisor (for SWDC LP) for a maximum security correctional facility in Windsor, Ontario. The project was delivered through the Infrastructure Ontario AFP framework as a design build, finance and maintain project (DBFM). The project is designed to LEED Silver certification level.  verTerra also managed the furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) program for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services from procurement to final installation and commissioning.

Services:  Owner’s Representative, Risk Management, Financial Advisory, Transition Management

Construction Site Management Plan for Long Term Vision Plan

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

The Parliamentary Precinct Long Term Vision Plan required a Construction Site Management Plan to integrate and coordinate the numerous long-term major capital renovations and new construction at Parliament Hill with focus over the first ten-year horizon.  For the delivery of the $1B rehabilitation of the Parliament Hill buildings and grounds, the Construction Site Management Plan process included evaluation of all planned projects, risk and impact assessments, scenario analysis, scheduling, physical security planning, accessibility planning and the visitor experience.  Recommendations also included implementation plans for ongoing management, care and control.

Services: Strategic Advisory and Risk Management

Central Data Centre Renovation and New Emergency Power

Algonquin College

Ottawa, Ontario

verTerra completed the data centre upgrade and retrofit for Algonquin College.  verTerra worked closely with the client to develop a phased implementation plan to the central data centre while maintaining IT services to students and staff of the College.

Services:  Project Management

Eastern Headquarters, ‘TELUS House’


Toronto, Ontario

verTerra was the Project Director for the 1 million sq. ft., 30 storey, AAA Class office tower for TELUS’ Toronto and Eastern Canadian headquarters. The project was a fast track, Design Build lease back model that incorporated ENWAVE technology/system (cooling water taken from Lake Ontario), and obtained a LEED Gold certification.

Services:  Owner’s Representative