2 companies say they haven't been paid $6M for Lansdowne work

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Spring Valley Classic Custom Corp., Lainco Inc. file lawsuits this month

CBC News

Two companies are claiming they haven't been paid for millions of dollars worth of work done on Lansdowne Park.

In a statement of claim filed on Oct. 27, Spring Valley Classic Custom Corp. says it had an agreement to build the wooden veil that surrounds TD Place stadium, as well as additional design and engineering work. 

The price for the work was about $8 million, the Hamilton-area company claims, but it did the work and supplied materials worth an additional $3.4 million.

The claim says the Lansdowne group and Pomerleau, the contractor in charge of the project, inspected the additional work and were aware of the additional charges through invoices and requests for payment.

Spring Valley claims the difference hasn't been paid.

The lawsuit names the defendants as Lansdowne Residential GP, Lansdowne Residential Limited Partnership, TD Bank, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, the City of Ottawa and Pomerleau. 

The statement of claim was filed under the Construction Lien Act of Ontario. 

2nd lawsuit about Lansdowne filed this month

Another contractor, Lainco Inc., also says it hasn't been paid for some work it did at Lansdowne Park. 

In a statement of claim filed Oct. 2, Lainco claims it was contracted by Pomerleau to manufacture, assemble and install structural steel for the north part of the TD Place stadium. 

Lainco is asking for $2.6 million for work.

The lawsuit against Pomerleau had initially named the City of Ottawa and OSEGas defendants because of their interest as owner and leaser of the property. But Lainco lawyer Dana Teirney said after Pomerleau posted security for the lien into court, the case before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is now against Pomerleau alone.

In a written statement, city solicitor Rick O'Connor says the city will not comment on either matter since they are now before the courts.

If you don’t find the information you need on these pages, please visit ottawa.ca/newlansdowne, or to contact the City directly by email at newlansdowne@ottawa.caor by calling 3-1-1 (press 1 for English, then 5 for the Lansdowne line). If necessary, you may also contact the project manager, Marco Manconi, at 613-580-2424 ext. 43229, or by email.