TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract of $73M to EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT) to design, build and finance the Kipling Bus Terminal project. This station, located along the Milton Corridor in the City of Toronto, requires upgrades to accommodate the province's planned expansion to the GO network, the largest commuter rail project in Canada.

Members of the EDIT team include:

  • Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
  • Constructor: EllisDon Design-Build Inc.
  • Designer: Strasman Architects, NAK Design Strategies and WSP Canada Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

The selection of EDIT is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a third party fairness advisor.

The scope of work for the Kipling Bus Terminal project includes:

  • An elevated pedestrian bridge to connect the new entrance/ancillary building to the new bus terminal building and rail platforms
  • A new pedestrian underground tunnel to connect the new entrance/ancillary building to the new bus terminal building and from the new bus terminal building to the existing TTC pedestrian tunnel and pedestrian pick up and drop off building
  • A new bus terminal building for MiWay and GO Transit operations
  • Renovations to the existing Kipling GO station building and existing TTC pedestrian pick-up and drop off building
  • Site infrastructure upgrades including parking and improved vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian accesses
  • The construction of a new private driveway for vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian accesses, including a new signalized intersection.

This project is part of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. GO RER will provide faster and more frequent service on the GO Transit Rail network with electrification on core segments, including the Union Pearson Express. The program will provide new travel choices for commuters, significantly increase transit ridership, cut journey times and help manage congestion across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Major infrastructure updates are required to bring this level of service to communities across the region, including: modifying GO stations, improving rail crossings, building required systems for electrification, and adding new locomotives and train control systems.

EDIT will now mobilize on-site to commence design and construction in spring 2018, with an expected substantial completion in winter 2019. At the peak of construction, EDIT anticipates approximately 80 workers on-site, with the majority coming from the Greater Toronto Area.

Visit here to learn more about the Kipling Bus Terminal project.

Providing faster and more frequent transit service 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:

  • The province is investing $21.3 billion to transform the GO rail network from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system.
  • The project is being delivered as a Design Build Finance (DBF) contract using Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, which transfers risks associated with construction and financing of the project to the private sector.
  • Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to


“The Kipling Bus Terminal project will make it easier for commuters and families to transfer seamlessly between GO Transit, the TTC and MiWay. Making public transit easier to use helps connect people with the jobs and opportunities that support a high quality of life and grow our economy.”
Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation 

“Improving commute times and easing congestion are critical for families and businesses, and a priority for our government. I look forward to the completion of the Kipling Bus Terminal project, which directly supports local jobs and a strong economy.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

“The Kipling GO Transit terminal is an important step to bringing better, more integrated service to our customers. Once complete, the new station will provide easier access to transit with connections to MiWay, the TTC and GO train and bus service. This is an important step towards creating an integral transit network in the GTHA for our customers.”
Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx

“This Kipling Bus Terminal project is one of many infrastructure projects transforming the Go Train network to expand rail service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. IO is proud to partner with Metrolinx and EllisDon Infrastructure Transit to complete this important transit enhancement.”
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

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