By Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun
Hamilton-area company Spring Valley Classic Custom Corp. says it's still owed $3.4 million for the work they did on the Lansdowne Park veil. CITY OF OTTAWA IMAGE
Another company says it hasn't been paid for work at Lansdowne Park, claiming it's owed $3.4 million for the design and construction of the site's signature element.
The wooden veil wraps around the south-side stands at TD Place stadium and is one of the redevelopment's standout features.
Spring Valley Classic Custom Corp. says it had an agreement to design, engineer and construct the stadium veil.
The Hamilton-area company says it supplied labour and material "in a good and workmanlike manner in excess" of $8 million.
"This included additional work required to ensure a safe design and reworking of the original structure design and materials and additional costs," the suit says.
Still outstanding is the $3.4 million, even though invoices have been issued for the work, the company's suit claims.
In addition to the city, the suit names as defendants the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, general contractor Pomerleau and lender TD Bank.
According to Spring Valley, it has made requests for payment and sent invoices but has not received the owed money.
The information for a construction lien says the work, which included installing a sign on the stadium, was done between December 2012 and July 2014.
The claim, which was just filed Monday, has not been proven in court and there are no statements of defence filed.
The veil was originally conceptualized by another Toronto company not involved in the litigation. The 25.5-metre-high structure is made from Alaskan yellow cedar and has 350,000 lbs. of steel and more than 3,500 bolts.
The stadium renovation is the financial responsibility of the city, which committed a roughly $130-million budget for the work.
It isn't the first lawsuit related to payments allegedly not received by contractors on the project.
Another company recently filed a suit claiming it hadn't been paid for structural steel work on the stadium.
Lainco pursued a construction lien on the property because the company said it was owed $5.3 million. The matter was then elevated to Superior Court.
That suit also named the city as a defendant.