Ontario Building Major Transit Hub in Toronto to Get People Moving
Province Taking Next Steps in the Redevelopment of Kipling Station
Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area by redeveloping Kipling Station into a major transit station that integrates subway, regional rail, and inter-regional bus services into a single hub.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was joined by Peter Milczyn, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Yvan Baker, MPP for Etobicoke Centre, Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga, Councillor Josh Colle, TTC Chair, and Michael Wolczyk, Metrolinx Vice President, Corridor Infrastructure, at Kipling GO Station today to announce that the province is taking the next steps on redeveloping the hub.
The redevelopment includes the area around the Kipling GO Station and the TTC's Kipling subway station. The station will integrate the subway, GO train and local and regional bus services, including GO, TTC, and MiWay services, into a single mobility hub through a new inter-regional bus terminal.
These upgrades will also allow for increased GO rail service on the Milton GO corridor and will support the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) project, which will provide faster and more frequent service on the GO Transit rail network and is the largest commuter rail project in Canada.
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario will issue a Request for Proposals today for interested parties to design, build and finance the project.
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- Three bidders were selected in the Request for Qualifications process that began in November 2016: Bird/Kiewit JV, EllisDon Infrastructure Transit, and Kipling Infrastructure Partnership. A successful bidder is expected to be announced in fall 2017.
- The scope of work at Kipling includes: an elevated pedestrian bridge; a pedestrian underground tunnel; a new entrance; renovations to the existing Kipling GO station building and existing TTC pedestrian pick-up and drop off building; a new bus terminal building for MiWay and GO Transit; complete site infrastructure including parking upgrades, and improved vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian access; and a new extension of Acorn Ave south of Dundas St. West with vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian access, including traffic signals.
- GO RER will increase the number of weekly trips across the GO train network from 1,500 today to roughly 6,000 by 2025.
“This new mobility hub will support local residents by making their commute faster and less stressful in this region. Today’s announcement is the next step toward making this a reality and it is proof that our government is committed to improving our transit networks to enhance the quality of life for all commuters in Ontario.”
“The new Kipling Mobility Hub is a project this community has been waiting for. A key element of the Etobicoke City Centre redevelopment, this hub will help more people get to and from the area. The reduction in bus travel on our roads will also help improve air quality in the area.”
“This is great news for people in Etobicoke. We’re building and improving access to transit. We will all benefit when the new Kipling bus terminal project opens.”
“Now that the Request for Proposals has been issued to the three prequalified proponents, Metrolinx can mark yet another milestone in our efforts to bring an enhanced customer experience and to provide faster, more frequent service on the GO rail network.”
“On behalf of the City of Mississauga, council and staff I want to thank our partners in the provincial government and Metrolinx for their commitment to work with municipalities to build a reliable, accessible and extensive regionally-integrated transit network. The improvements planned to the Kipling Transit Station will improve MiWay Bus service and benefit residents, students, commuters, tourists in Mississauga and across the Greater Toronto Area.”