To make commuting easier for families living around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Ontario is investing $21.3 million to redevelop the Kipling GO Station into a major transit hub that will connect subway, regional rail, and inter-regional bus services under a single station.
With the close of the request for design and construction proposals, the project is ready to proceed into the next phase, as announced by Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca on Oct. 31. During the event, he was joined by MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore Peter Milczyn and MPP for Etobicoke Centre Yvan Baker.
“With this next step, we are closer to providing an important mobility hub that will benefit commuters and get people where they are going sooner,” said Del Duca, adding that the renovation serves as proof of the government’s commitment to strengthening transit networks in order to enhance quality of life for Ontario residents.
The Kipling Station renovation includes construction of new structures such as an elevated pedestrian bridge, pedestrian underground tunnel, entrance, bus terminal building for MiWay and GO Transit, and a new extension of Acorn Ave. south of Dundas St. W. with vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian access and traffic signals.
Meanwhile, improvements will be made on the existing Kipling GO Station building and the TTC pedestrian pickup and drop off building.
In April 2017, three teams were invited to respond to a request for proposals: Bird/Kiewit Joint Venture, EllisDon Infrastructure Transit, and Kipling Infrastructure Partnership. All three submitted their proposals, which will be evaluated by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx in the next several months. The successful proponent will be announced in 2018.