Metrolinx recognizes that its major infrastructure investments should also provide benefits for the communities in which it works, including employment, apprenticeship, and local supplier opportunities where possible. It has therefore committed to include a community benefits program for the Toronto Transit Projects beginning with the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rapid Transit line (LRT).
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“Metrolinx is pleased to support the concept of building Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) into our major infrastructure projects and we have worked closely with the Toronto Community Benefits Network to finalize a framework for the Eglinton Crosstown project,” said Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx President and CEO. “Metrolinx, in collaboration with Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities have agreed upon a framework to be included in the Crosstown RFP and Project Agreement.”
Source: Eglinton Crosstown