New GO Transit Bus Terminal at Union Station
Ontario Improving Public Transit, Creating Jobs
Ontario, through Metrolinx, is partnering with Ivanhoé Cambridge to build a new GO Bus terminal in downtown Toronto to bring bus and train services to one central location, giving commuters a better, more seamless travel experience.
Customers will benefit from better convenience and choice by having intercity bus carriers, GO Transit, VIA Rail, the TTC and UP Express in one location. Construction of the new GO Bus Terminal at 45 Bay St. is expected to start in spring 2015 and will take three years to complete.
Building smarter, more integrated transit is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
- Union Station is the largest inter-regional and inter-modal transportation hub in Canada, serving twice as many passengers as Pearson Airport.
- On a typical weekday, GO runs almost 250 train trips and over 2,500 bus trips that carry about 250,000 passengers.
- GO Transit carries approximately 66 million passengers per year.
“Projects like 45 Bay are an excellent example of what can happen when partners work together to invest in our communities. Today's announcement of a new GO bus terminal at Union Station with commercial space above it aligns perfectly with our government's plan to create transit hubs integrated with sustainable employment developments. This new terminal will welcome GO Transit's fleet of environmentally friendly double-decker buses to downtown Toronto, and will provide more options for travellers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.”
“Investing in public transit connects businesses and communities. This is great news as this development will provide more options for commuters and tourists alike moving across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.”