Transit Infrastructure

Transit projects often occur in areas of high congestion, both above and below ground. Our services empower effective project design – we can located all buried infrastructures within the project site to help clients make informed decisions around utility accommodation, coordination, and relocation.

Transit Infrastructure projects often occur in areas of high congestion, both above and below ground. Effective project design depends on the ability to locate all buried infrastructure within the project site to make informed decisions around utility accommodation, coordination, and relocation. Decades ago, this process involved collecting utility records and assuming that they were accurate, which introduced a wide margin of risk for transit-related projects.

I have found multiVIEW’s data collection, analysis and reporting to be thorough, comprehensive and professionally delivered. The GPR data has always proven extremely useful to our projects, providing us with a substantive representation of subsurface conditions that can be factored into the construction design process.

Mark Popik, Senior Pavement EngineerThurber Engineering Inc.

Providing subsurface visibility that eliminates risk

multiVIEW Locates has successfully empowered hundreds of transit projects across Ontario including the:

  • Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC)
  • Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT),
  • Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT)
  • Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

Partnering with organizations including Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we support complex transit projects through our Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) investigation, combining records research with geophysical methods, vacuum excavation and land survey techniques.

Insights acquired from these activities converge to reveal utility data that can be counted on as accurate and complete. As transit projects can often be scrutinized for schedule and cost overruns, our SUE process helps to mitigate unplanned utility relocation costs and project schedule impacts by revealing potential conflicts in the early stages of design.

Taking the danger out of transit infrastructure excavation

multiVIEW Locates has supplied ongoing utility locate support to transit organizations throughout Ontario for many years. We are well versed in complying with municipal and transit specifications. We deploy quickly from our various locations across Ontario and apply advanced techniques that include Electromagnetic (EM) Induction and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to accurately locate subsurface infrastructure at various sites.

We will locate and mark:

  • fibre optic, coaxial, and other communication lines
  • high and low voltage electricity
  • high and low-pressure gas mains and service lines
  • water, sanitary, and storm sewer pipes (mains and services)
  • switches and pressure plates
  • other complex infrastructure

We will also coordinate with project stakeholders, secure permits and develop project specific Traffic Management and Health & Safety Plans.

Safe, efficient concrete scanning, results delivered in real-time

multiVIEW Locates helped pioneer early applications of concrete scanning in the 1980s, using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Today, our GPR applications are vast and include concrete scanning for bridges, roads, buildings and other structures. We can identify rebar spacing, rebar depth and concrete thickness prior to demolition.

GPR can also be used for void detection, bridge deterioration analysis, post tension cable imaging, and concrete and asphalt thickness. Unlike X-Ray, no harmful radiation is emitted and a clearance area is not required. Results are delivered in real-time and can be presented in plan-view, profile-view, and 3D imaging.

We’ve successfully empowered hundreds of transit projects across Ontario including the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Our services help to mitigate unplanned utility relocation costs and project schedule impacts by revealing potential conflicts in the early stages of design.

Informative Image showing multiVIEW Locates field technicians railing in a Ground Penetrating Radar unit on a small rail cart along the underground LRT track. The unit is being brought in to perform concrete scanning for subsurface anomalies.

The multiVIEW Advantage

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Expertise you can count on

Tap into a wealth of expertise to achieve highly reliable subsurface insights. Our dedicated Project Engineers and Senior Geophysicists will monitor processes and oversee the production of deliverables to ensure compliance and adherence to the highest standard of Quality.  Our deeply experienced Technicians undergo comprehensive internal and external training as well as continued professional development to achieve certifications that include Damage Prevention Technician (DPT) and Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). And our certified CAD specialists will produce accurate drawings customize to your project needs.


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Efficient mobilization, quick response times

From our strategically located offices across Ontario, we mobilize quickly, even for distant deployments. Our unique approach to resourcing guarantees that a Field Supervisor is available 24/7 on every project. We save you time and money by coordinating all locates required for your project and working directly with Ontario One Call.


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Diverse technology to get the job done

multiVIEW Locates invests in the latest technology available. We operate a fleet of state-of-the-art Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems, Electromagnetic (EM) Induction units, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Vacuum Excavation and coring equipment, Time Domain Electromagnetics (TDEM), CCTV Sewer Inspection cameras, and more. Learn more about our wide range of technology and techniques.


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Premier in safety & quality

Our success lies in aligned interests with our customers that include a commitment to Health & Safety, a goal of zero work place injuries, and the systems in place to foster effective and transparent communication. Everything we do is guided by our Quality Management System (QMS) and Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) Manual. We are also ISNetworld certified


As your partner in Utility Data Collection and Management, we’ve defined core values that drive our operations and form the basis of everything we do.

30 years industry experience

We’ve achieved a unique position in the marketplace based on decades of experience, which allows us to provide added value to our customers.

Fast flexible mobilization

Our strategic approach to resourcing fosters scalability, flexibility, and rapid response times. We’re here to support you 24/7, and no project is too complex.

Dedicated to training & safety

We foster a culture of continuous improvement through comprehensive internal and external training. Our Health & Safety culture is backed by our HS&E Manual.

Commitment to quality

We’re guided by our Quality Management System (QMS) and our team of experts executes all processes with the highest regard for quality.

Qualified, dedicated partners in Damage Prevention.

A full suite of Utility Locating services backed by a focus on Safety, Quality and Customer Excellence.