Infrastructure & Real Estate
Kilmer has partnered with DiamondCorp and Daniels to develop a new community at the former Humber River Hospital site in Toronto’s established Keelesdale neighbourhood. This development will comprise 650 units in a variety of townhouse and midrise options, a public park and an open space area, all within minutes of the Eglinton Crosstown.
Kilmer’s team was selected by Imperial Oil as the preferred proponent to acquire, remediate, rezone and develop its 73 acre site in Port Credit. The new lakefront community is expected to have 2,500 homes, a new YMCA and a mix of commercial and retail uses.
In partnership with DREAM, Kilmer secured through a Public-Private-Partnership with Infrastructure Ontario the right to construct the Athletes Village for the 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Games, and its legacy community the Canary District. Upon completion of the games, the Canary District will be a visionary community, with thousands of new condominiums and affordable rental units, 40,000 square feet of retail, dining, sports, health and wellness, art and culture. This award winning community will advance the Waterfront Toronto precinct plan and add to Toronto’s vibrant downtown east.
Quickload CEF Inc. is the customs examination facility (CEF) at the container port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and is operated by Kilmer under a long term concession. In addition, Quickload provides transloading, container stuffing, warehousing and break bulk services to import and export businesses.
In partnership with industry leaders HMSHost and Canadian Tire, Kilmer was awarded in 2010, through a Public-Private-Partnership with Infrastructure Ontario, a long term concession to design, build and operate 23 ONroute service centres along Ontario’s 400 series highways. The centres are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and provide approximately 35 million travelers with a safe and world class environment for rest, fuel, washrooms and food. In May 2019, Kilmer (together with HMSHost) sold its investment in the ONroute service centres to a consortium led by Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Fengate Asset Management.
In partnership with InstarAGF, JP Morgan Asset Management, and Partners Group, Kilmer acquired the state of the art passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA). BBTCA is the ninth busiest airport in Canada, serving 2.4 million passengers in 2014. The airport is a major economic engine for the Greater Toronto Area, generating approximately $1.9 billion in total annual economic impact and supporting approximately 5,700 direct and indirect jobs. It is accessible to approximately 6.6 million residents within a one-hour drive. In 2013, Billy Bishop Airport was recognized by Skytrax as one of the world’s best small airports.
Kilmer, operating as KVN Construction was a leader on the Canadian heavy civil construction scene through to the end of the 1970’s. In 1980, with the purchase of the Warren Paving and Materials Group (“Warren”), the firm shifted to construction that had more of a perennial bias in the maintenance of our nation’s roads. Over the next 20 years, Warren grew through a series of acquisitions and vertical integration to over 2,000 employees and 1 billion tonnes of aggregate reserves. In 2000, Kilmer merged the Warren business into Lafarge, a global leader in construction materials, in a cash and stock transaction, which made Kilmer the second largest shareholder in Lafarge North America (“LNA”). In 2006, LNA was purchased in its entirety by Lafarge SA of France, taking Kilmer out of its active investments in the construction materials space.