TORONTO – Toronto’s chief corporate officer is asking the city for an additional $550,000 to cover legal costs that may be incurred because of delays in construction.
The revitalization project is currently entering its fourth year and the budget has already ballooned to $1.5 billion.
“A recommendation follows to enable the City to bolster its defense against construction claims being filed,” a city status report said.
“Such claims are typically vastly overstated in the first instance, and therefore require careful legal and technical analysis to protect the City’s interests during the judicial process.”
The request was adopted at the city’s Government Management Committee on Monday and will be presented to city council Aug. 25.
The Union Station project is currently slated for completion by the end of 2016.
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