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Central Region COMPASS Transportation Management Centre

Seamlessly amalgamating two former traffic management centres located in Toronto and Burlington, the MTO’s Central Region COMPASS Transportation Management Centre (CRCTMC) monitors traffic in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
Toronto, ON
78,000 sq ft Size
2014 Completed

The Central Region COMPASS Transportation Management Centre or CRCTMC is a high-tech facility, that together with the freeway management system infrastructure allows Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation operations staff to monitor traffic congestion on urban freeways across the GTHA. The system helps reduce congestion and pollution on Canada’s most travelled road network, while increasing response times and safety for all its travellers.

IBI worked with the Ministry to accomplish key objectives for the new and improved transportation management centre: accommodating current and future needs, operationalizing large-scale events in the region, making use of the latest technologies, and accomplishing a trouble-free migration from the former facilities with no downtime to ongoing operations. Shortly after opening, the upgraded facility on Arrow Road provided oversight of traffic and movement in the 23 municipalities involved in hosting the largest multi-sport event Canada has hosted to date, the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Our role involved the electronic fit-in design of the new CRCTMC. The work was broken out into five main areas:

  • Communications outside plant and network design
  • COMPASS central computer network system integration
  • Video management system design
  • Equipment room layout and infrastructure design
  • Control room space layout and operator console design

Highlights of the design included a state-of-the-art large feature video display wall, associated content management system, and industry best practice data centre and IT network design.

Birds eye view of control room inside CRCTMC

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