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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson Partner | Toronto, Ottawa
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Infrastructure

Representative transactions include representing developers on:

  • Highway 104 Sutherlands River to Antigonish Twinning Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a four-lane divided highway corridor near Antigonish, Nova Scotia

  • Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new courthouse in Oakville, Ontario

  • Insolvent restructuring and divestiture of Carillion Canada’s P3 project portfolios. Carillion Canada was the Canadian subsidiary of Carillion plc and one of Canada’s largest integrated construction and facilities management enterprises

  • Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Complex, which is a complex of four towers in Toronto, Ontario

  • Grand Falls and Gander Long Term Care Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain two facilities that will each provide 60 long-term care beds, one in Gander and one in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Hurontario LRT Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new light rail transit system in Mississauga and Brampton, Ontario

  • Gordie Howe International Bridge – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new publicly-owned international bridge crossing between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan

  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Modernization – projects to modernize the Niagara, Central, West GTA, GTA and North Gaming Bundles

  • Trillium Line Extension Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain an extension to the City of Ottawa’s existing light rail transit system

  • Confederation Line Extension Project – a project to design, build and finance an extension to the City of Ottawa’s existing light rail transit system

  • Finch West LRT Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new light rail transit line in Toronto, Ontario

  • Southwest Calgary Ring Road Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new portion of the ring road in Calgary, Alberta

  • Edmonton LRT Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new light rail transit line in Edmonton, Alberta

  • Waterloo LRT Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new light rail transit system in Waterloo, Ontario

  • Stanton Territorial Hospital Project - a project to design, build, finance and maintain the new Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

  • Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford Project - a project for an integrated mental health hospital and correctional facility in North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Power

Representative transactions include advising:

  • Ontario Power Generation in relation to all aspects of the C$12.8-billion mid-life refurbishment of the 3,512 MW Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada

  • BluEarth Renewables with respect to the acquisition, construction, financing and/or operation and maintenance of six solar power plants in Ontario (102.5 MW); ten solar power plants in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota (33 MW); two solar power plants in Alberta (39 MW); one solar power plant in British Columbia (10 MW); two wind power projects in Ontario (91.32 MW); a 29.2 MW wind power project in Alberta; two 19.8 MW wind power projects in Minnesota; and seven hydropower projects in British Columbia (119.5MW)

  • Capstone Infrastructure with respect to a wind power project in Saskatchewan (10 MW), a major refurbishment of a steam turbine and boiler in Alberta (25MW) and the acquisition of Renewable Energy Developers to create a combined 465 MW of installed capacity and contracted development opportunities representing net 79 MW of capacity

  • A proponent in their bid to manage the operation of nuclear laboratories under a government-owned, contractor-operated model

Awards & Recognition

Mark is recognized for his expertise in infrastructure and projects in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2020-2021 (Project Finance Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020, 2021 (Projects: PPP and Infrastructure)

  • Acritas Stars 2020: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2019-2020 (Repeatedly recommended in Infrastructure Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada - 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021 (Infrastructure and Projects)

  • The Legal 500 Canada - 2017-2019 (Public Procurement)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Energy: Power)

Professional Activities

Mark is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. He was formerly a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Osgoode Law School, where he taught an upper-year course in contract remedies.

Mark speaks regularly on topics related to the development, construction and financing of major projects in Canada.

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2005
J.D. (Hon.), University of Toronto - 2004
M.Litt, University of St. Andrews - 2001
B.A. (Hon.), Queen's University - 1999
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