TTC Sues Contractor for Breach of Contract

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station, currently under construction near Highway 7, is one of two extensions of TTC services into York Region. The project came in response to burgeoning suburban population and the resulting increase in traffic but it looks like transit relief may not come as soon as promised.  The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) has launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the engineering firm serving as contractor of the project for breach of contract over several problems.

The lawsuit alleges that the engineering firm has breached the terms of the contract in various respects. Among them:

  • Failure to meet building and electrical codes on site
  • Failing to use competent, skilled staff
  • Failure to meet the construction schedule

TTC CEO Andy Byford says the subway centre’s scheduled opening in fall 2016 will be ‘a challenge.’ When opened, the station would be the northernmost stop on the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension of the University line.

The Issues

Naturally, the first step in such proceedings is to provide proof of the allegations, such as pictures of electrical wiring that is not up to code. A breach of contract lawsuit goes directly back to the terms and the exact wording of the contract.  In this case:

  • What was specified as far as staff?
  • How was the schedule set up?
  • What are the reasons for any delays?
  • What are the criteria for establishing estimates?

Legal Remedies

Whether your contract involves employment or business terms, if you feel the other party isn’t upholding their side of the bargain, you’ll need the help of experienced breach of contract lawyers.  Clarity on the issues covered by a contract is your key to understanding your rights.

You only have a limited time to take action. If you think your rights under a contractual agreement are being disregarded contact Petrillo Law today or call us (905) 949-9433 for a free consultation with an experienced contract lawyer.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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