VIA Rail Toronto Maintenance Centre Modernization

The VIA Rail Toronto Maintenance Centre Modernization project will include significant upgrades within the existing rail yard to accommodate 32 new trainsets.

The Toronto Maintenance Centre (TMC) project includes the demolition of a portion of the existing structure of Building C, construction of a new maintenance building addition, removal, and replacement of tracks, as well as the addition of a stand-alone Wheel Lathe Facility, and critical infrastructure improvements throughout the maintenance yard.

Toronto, ON
Completion Status
VIA Rail Canada
Key Personnel
Jim Strasman, Bina Puri, Sim Posen
Project Types

The TMC project scope highlights include:

Partial demolition of the existing main building

Modification to the existing main building

New maintenance building addition

New Wheel Lathe building (to maintain wheels and ensure smooth operation on the tracks)

Infrastructure and Trackside Service Building (TSB) for Vehicle Equipment Measurement Systems (VEMS)

Fueling upgrades

Stabling upgrades

State of Good Repair Work

The new maintenance buildings seek to maintain a similar visual and aesthetic to the existing facilities, while incorporating important changes such as windows that are translucent glass on the south and clear vision glass on the north to allow ample natural light into the interiors and improve the quality of the workspace.

TMC in progress (July 2023) Picture Courtesy of Buttcon Ltd.

Bina Puri, SAI Project Manager, talks about working closely with VIA and Buttcon to deliver the TMC project.
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