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Public Services and Procurement Canada

November 14, 2016 11:07 ET

Government of Canada Awards Design Contract for Timiskaming Quebec Dam Replacement

Investing in the Economy, Creating Jobs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2016) - The Government of Canada is supporting the Abitibi-Témiscamingue community and regional economy by investing in important public infrastructure.

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has awarded a $2.39-million contract to Tetra Tech QI Inc. for design work to replace the Quebec dam at the Timiskaming Dam Complex. The Quebec dam is now at the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced.

Once the design is complete, PSPC will hold an open and transparent tender for construction bids.

The general scope of work for the Timiskaming Quebec Dam Replacement Project is as follows:

  • construct a new dam
  • remove the existing structure
  • continue to permit traffic over the existing Quebec dam during construction


"The Government of Canada is investing in safe, secure and reliable public infrastructure for Canadians. By replacing the Quebec dam of the Timiskaming Dam Complex, our Government continues to support the region and invest in the area."

The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Quick Facts

  • The Timiskaming Dam Complex is located approximately 65 kilometres northeast of North Bay, Ontario, on the border between Quebec and Ontario.
  • It includes two structurally independent dams, the Ontario dam and the Quebec dam, which are located on opposite sides of Long Sault Island in the Ottawa River.
  • A roadway extends over the top of the dams and serves as an important transportation link between Quebec and Ontario.
  • The Timiskaming Dam Complex was originally built between 1909 and 1913. The Quebec dam was rebuilt in the 1930s following a foundation failure.
  • Both dams are concrete structures that control water flow by means of sluices containing removable stoplogs.
  • The dams control the last major reservoir on the Ottawa River.
  • The Timiskaming Ontario Dam Replacement Project is almost complete, and the new Ontario dam will be open and operational by spring 2017.

Related Products

Timiskaming Dam Complex: Quebec dam replacement webpage

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Contact Information

  • Annie Trepanier
    Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote

    Media Relations
    Public Services and Procurement Canada