A panorama shot of the interior showing the workshop of the Toronto Transit Wilson Complex.

Toronto

TTC Wilson Complex

Client

Toronto Transit Commission

Budget

$150 Million

Size

100,000 sf.

Completed

August 2014

Delivery Model

Design-Bid-Build

Sector

Public and Government

Transit and Operations Centres

Architect

AECOM

Contracted under Black & McDonald Ltd., Aquicon Construction undertook an expansion to the Toronto Transit Commission’s Wilson Complex. Facilities remained occupied and fully operational while construction activities were ongoing on the adjacent expansion. The new expansion consisted of a Carhouse east expansion of approximately 30,000 square feet, a Carhouse south expansion of approximately 30,000 square feet,a basement extension of approximately 9,000 square feet, the rehabilitation of the existing Carhouse roof, and the replacement of the subway exterior wash.

Construction included the installation of mechanical systems like service piping, 25 new roof top units, a new traction power system to the entire yard, and a new signal system, as well as extensive underpinning work to the existing structure.

The maintenance hall of the Toronto Transit Wilson Complex with two subway cars.
The facade with the garage door of the Toronto Transit Wilson Complex.
A detail shot of the maintenance hall of the Toronto Transit Wilson Complex.

The existing Wilson Carhouse could only accommodate 6-car trains at time, so the expansion incorporated two new work bays with multi-level work platforms and overhead bridge cranes. Additionally, two new six-car maintenance tracks were added to the east and the south end of the Carhouse was extended by two train car lengths.

An exterior shot of the Toronto Transit Wilson Complex with tracks in the front.
A bright shot of the Toronto Transit Wilson Complex with streetcars to the left and right.
The ceiling piping of the Toronto Transit Wilson Complex.

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