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Cooksville GO Station Redevelopment Now Underway in Mississauga

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Cooksville GO Station Redevelopment Now Underway in Mississauga

Ontario Making Improvements to Make Commuting Easier and More Convenient

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is helping to manage congestion, provide more transit options and improve commutes for families by building a new station building, parking structure and bus loop at the Cooksville GO station.

Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation was joined by Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville at the Cooksville GO station today to mark the start of construction on the project.

Improvements to the station include:

  • A new station building with a large public plaza
  • Upgrades to existing rail platform access tunnels
  • The redevelopment of parking areas and a new six-storey parking structure with 1,900 spaces
  • A bus loop with a minimum of eight bus bays for GO and MiWay bus service.

This station redevelopment is part of the largest rail project in Canada as Ontario transforms GO from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system. Weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2024-25, with more frequent rush-hour service coming to the Milton line.

Making transit more convenient for commuters and families is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing $21.3 billion to transform GO Transit from a commuter transit service to a regional rapid transit system.
  • Ontario is investing approximately $128 million to redevelop the Cooksville GO station, and the project is expected to support about 150 jobs at the peak of construction. The station is anticipated to reach substantial completion around summer 2020. The Cooksville GO Station at Hurontario Street and Hillcrest Avenue in Mississauga, opened in October 1981. It is the busiest station on the Milton GO corridor with 10 inbound and 10 outbound GO train trips each weekday.
  • Since 2013, Ontario has built three new GO stations, renovated 10 existing GO stations, and added approximately 7,000 new GO station parking spots. The province has also purchased 220 new GO buses, 69 new GO train coaches, and 10 new GO train locomotives.

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Steven Del Duca

“These improvements to the Cooksville GO station demonstrate our commitment to making your daily commute faster and more convenient than ever before — it’s terrific news for the people of Peel Region.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

“Customers at the Cooksville GO Station will enjoy a new station building, more parking, better cycling and better walking access as well as improved connections to GO Bus, MiWay, and a future connection to the Hurontario LRT. This is such an exciting development for our Cooksville riders and for our Regional Express Rail expansion.”

Phil Verster

President and Chief Executive Officer, Metrolinx

“Customers at the Cooksville GO Station will enjoy a new station building, more parking, better cycling and better walking access as well as improved connections to GO Bus, MiWay, and a future connection to the Hurontario LRT. This is such an exciting development for our Cooksville riders and for our Regional Express Rail expansion.”

Phil Verster

President and Chief Executive Officer, Metrolinx

Dipika Damerla

“This project will bring many benefits to our community, with a new station building, parking structure and bus bays that are safe, modern and accessible and will make connecting to and from GO trains and buses safer and more convenient.”

Dipika Damerla

MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we want to acknowledge Premier Wynne, Minister Del Duca and our city-building partners in the Ontario government for making yet another important investment in Mississauga. These improvements to the Cooksville GO Station will further enhance the commuter experience for the thousands of people who rely each day on this station to get to work, to school and get on with their busy lives. The Cooksville GO Station is an important stop on the future Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) line – another transformational infrastructure investment made possible by the provincial government.”

Bonnie Crombie

Mayor of Mississauga

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