GO Rail Expansion – Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation

Greater Toronto Area
Project Type:
DBF - Design Build Finance
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Value:
$175 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$35.1 million

About the Project:

GO Rail Expansion will transform the transportation network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area over the next decade. Metrolinx will transform the GO Transit rail network into a system that will deliver two-way, all-day service every 15 minutes over core segments of the GO Rail network. System-wide infrastructure upgrades will include: adding tracks, expanding stations, electrification of the rail network, new locomotives and train control systems to enable more frequent service.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Aug 17, 2017
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Dec 15, 2017
  • Request for Proposals:
    Feb 28, 2018
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
    Jul 25, 2019
  • Construction Begins:
    Apr 15, 2020
  • Construction Ends:

Latest News


To help increase capacity on the Barrie Corridor, work is required at the Davenport Diamond, which includes:

  • Construction of a rail grade separation structure between north-south GO Barrie Rail corridor and east-west CP Rail corridor
  • Erection of retaining walls forming the approaches of the grade separation structure topped with noise reduction walls to minimize impacts on the community
  • Construction of a temporary diversion track to enable construction of a new two-track elevated guideway
  • Modification of an existing at-grade crossing at Wallace Avenue to become a road under rail grade separation
  • Replacement of Bloor Street West Bridge

Community and Green Benefits

  • Reduced traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption
  • Improved quality of life for commuters by reducing daily travel time

Economic Benefits

Design and construction of the project will generate employment opportunities, produce significant benefits for commuters.

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