Public Art Open Call (July 17 – August 27, 2020)

Art plays an important role in encouraging ridership, improving perceptions of transit, contributing to wayfinding, and enhancing community identity. The Broadway Subway Project will include public art and Indigenous art through the Cultural Recognition Program.

At this time, the Province is seeking to commission five (5) professional artists or artist teams to create unique, highly integrated public artworks at each of the following stations: Great Northern Way, Mount Pleasant, Broadway-City Hall, Fairview-VGH and South Granville Station. Following the Request For Qualifications (RFQ), up to 15 shortlisted artists or artist teams will be invited to participate in a Concept Proposal Presentation Stage. The final selection will be made by the end of 2020.

View the RFQ on BC Bid.
To download the document from BC Bid, click on “Supplier Attachments Exist” in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Indigenous Art

The Broadway Subway Project is located within the asserted traditional territories of the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation. We are working directly with these Indigenous Groups to support a separate, and parallel, process in relation to Indigenous art and cultural recognition for the Project. Indigenous art will be featured at the Arbutus Station plus additional stations, still to be determined in consultation with these nations.

Construction Contractor

The project is being delivered through a Design-Build-Finance model to ensure the best value for the people of British Columbia. Following a competitive procurement process, the preferred proponent team selected to enter into final contract negotiations with the Government of B.C. is:

Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture

  • Proponent: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. / Ghella Canada Ltd.
  • Design-build contractor: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. / Ghella Canada Ltd.
  • Design contractor: IBI Group Professional Services (Canada) Inc. / DIALOG BC Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc. / Mott MacDonald Canada Ltd. / Ingenieria Especializada Obra Civil e Industrial, S.A.
  • Systems integration contractor: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. / Ghella Canada Ltd. / Parsons Inc.
  • Tunnel contractor: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. / Ghella Canada Ltd.

Contract award is expected by the end of summer.

Click the links to view the Request for Proposals or the Request for Qualifications:

Broadway Subway Project – RFP

Broadway Subway Project – RFQ

Community Benefits Agreement

The project will be delivered under the Province’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). Through the CBA the project will increase training and apprenticeship opportunities and priority hire locals, Indigenous peoples, women, people with disabilities and other traditionally underrepresented groups – including youth – who want to build a lifelong career in the skilled trades.

Click here to view a PDF of the Community Benefits Agreement.

BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc.

BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc. (BCIB) is responsible for implementing the CBA for the project and will be the employer for the majority of the skilled workforce on the project. For construction employment opportunities, please go to their website at