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The Canadian and provincial pavilions at Expo 67 — the main celebration of Canada ’ s centennial year — showcased modern architecture . More than 50 million visitors and 62 nations attended the World ’ s Fair , held in Montreal from April to October 1967 .
• a professional engineer to provide inspection services and trouble-shooting assistance with the various construction contracts ( Terry Kelly );
• a senior supervising technician who was also involved in supervising Moshe Safdie ’ s Habitat 67 project ( Graham Lancaster ); and
• an experienced official to help with negotiating and drafting consultant contracts ( Jim Stevenson ).
Terry Kelly recalls just one of the contracts involved :
How about contracting for a million square yards of sod ? This had to be planted two years before the opening of Expo , so the contract had to be awarded soon , in 1965 , I think it was .
The contractor from Toronto that got the job had previously worked with DCL … so they went up north of Montreal and rented over a million square yards of field and got in there and planted sod . The second year , they were able to take some off and actually do landscaping , so that gave the sod a year to get established before the opening of Expo .
There were , of course , some areas that couldn ’ t be done right away and they planned on doing them in the spring of 1967 . But the winter of 66 – 67 was extremely harsh , and they had a lot of winter kill in the fields , so they had to truck sod from Toronto to Montreal to get the stuff down before we opened the gates .
Between 1963 and 1967 , DCL support for Expo included :
• 712 contracts coordinated , for a total value of $ 140 million ;
• 2,671 change orders coordinated , for a total value of $ 26 million . This involved screening more than 10,000 temporary dockets with $ 34 million in debit change orders and $ 8 million in credit change orders ;
• 226 Treasury Board and Privy Council submissions prepared and analyzed ; and
• 40 reports submitted to Treasury Board covering contracts awarded under the authority of pre-approved Orders in Council .
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The Canadian and provincial pavilions at Expo 67—the main celebration of Canada’s centennial year—showcased modern architecture. More than 50 million visitors and 62 nations attended the World’s Fair, held in Montreal from April to October 1967. • a professional engineer to provide inspection services and trouble-shooting assistance with the various construction contracts (Terry Kelly); • a senior supervising technician who was also involved in supervising Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67 project (Graham Lancaster); and • an experienced official to help with negotiating and drafting consultant contracts (Jim Stevenson). Terry Kelly recalls just one of the contracts involved: How about contracting for a million square yards of sod? This had to be planted two years before the opening of Expo, so the contract had to be awarded soon, in 1965, I think it was. The contractor from Toronto that got the job had previously worked with DCL… so they went up north of Montreal and rented over a million square yards of field and got in there and planted sod. The second year, they were able to take some off and actually do landscaping, so that gave the sod a year to get established before the opening of Expo. BREAKING NEW GROUND DEFENCE CONSTRUCTION CANADA There were, of course, some areas that couldn’t be done right away and they planned on doing them in the spring of 1967. But the winter of 66–67 was extremely \ [^HYHو[\[[HY[^HYXHܛ۝[۝X[]HYۈYܙHH[YH]\˂]Y[ NM[ NM\ܝ܈^[YY(H L۝Xܙ[]Y ܈H[[YHو M Z[[ێ¸(H H[Hܙ\ܙ[]Y ܈H[[YHق Z[[ۋ\[YܙY[[[ܙH[ L [\ܘ\H]] Z[[ۈ[X][Bܙ\[ Z[[ۈ[ܙY][Hܙ\¸(H X\\H\[]H[[XZ\[ۜœ\\Y[[[^Y[(H \ܝXZ]YX\\H\ݙ\[˜۝X]\Y[\H]]ܚ]HوKX\ݙYܙ\[[[