TD Place, home of the Ottawa RedBlacks. Tony Caldwell/Ottawa Sun
By Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun
A Quebec steel company that helped renovate TD Place says it's owed more than $5.3 million for the work.
Lainco has filed two lawsuits in Ottawa Superior Court naming the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group and Pomerleau as defendants.
Pomerleau is the general contractor on the Lansdowne Park redevelopment.
Lainco says it installed structural steel.
According to the suits, Lainco has moved to put a construction lien on part of Lansdowne and has identified the city and OSEG as "registered owners."
The two suits relate to work done on both the north and south sides of the stadium.
The claims haven't been proven in court.
It's unclear why the three defendants allegedly haven't paid Lainco for the steelwork.
There are no defence statements filed on the cases, which only recently made their ways into court.
The suits say Pomerleau contacted Lainco about providing steelwork on Dec. 12, 2012. Lainco says it provided labour and supplies on the north side between April 1, 2013 and Aug. 28, 2014. Work on the south side happened between Jan. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014.
According to lien applications filed with the suits, the contract for the north side was worth more than $5.6 million, while contracted work for the south side was $6.3 million.
The city budgeted about $130 million for the complete renovation and rebuild of the stadium.