TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three prequalified teams 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.

Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications process that began in November 2016. Selection criteria included applicable design and construction experience and capacity to finance a project of this size and complexity. 

The prequalified teams are:

Bird/Kiewit JV

  • Developer: Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. and Peter Kiewit Sons ULC
  • Constructor: Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. and Peter Kiewit Sons ULC
  • Designer: Stantec
  • Financial Advisor: Kiewit Development Bird Capital 

EllisDon Infrastructure Transit

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

Kipling Infrastructure Partnership

  • Developer: Buttcon Ltd. and OHL Canada
  • Constructor: Buttcon Ltd., OHL Canada and Grascan Construction Ltd.
  • Designer: Reinders + Rieder Ltd.
  • Financial Advisor: Stonebridge Financial Corporation

Teams invited to respond to the RFP will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will design, build and finance the project. Once submissions are received, IO and Metrolinx will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred bidder and then negotiate a final contract. A successful bidder is expected to be announced in fall 2017. A fairness monitor will oversee the entire procurement process.

A copy of the RFP is available at

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

  • an elevated pedestrian bridge to connect the pedestrian entrance/ancillary building to the new bus terminal building to the new entrance/ancillary building and to the existing rail platform
  • a new pedestrian underground tunnel from the new bus terminal to the existing TTC pedestrian pick-up and drop off building and to the new entrance/ancillary building
  • a new entrance/ancillary building incorporating the main public entrance to the station with electrical and mechanical service rooms for the site
  • 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 accesses
  • the construction of a new extension of Acorn Ave south of Dundas Street West with vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian accesses, including a new signalized intersection

This work on the Milton corridor is part of a larger, system-wide plan to improve overall GO Transit service, including the delivery of GO Regional Express Rail by 2024-25. To support transit improvements, Ontario will be undertaking major infrastructure upgrades, including additional track, GO station modifications, improved rail crossings, required systems for electrification, and new locomotives and train control systems to enable more frequent service.

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Quick Facts:

  • Infrastructure Ontario, in collaboration with Metrolinx, is leading the procurement of the Kipling Bus Terminal project.
  • According to Ontario's 2017 Long-Term Report on the Economy, every $1 spent on public infrastructure has been shown to increase GDP by $6 in the long term.
  • The project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects.
  • Projects that are delivered using IO's AFP model have a track record of being 96 per cent on budget and 73 per cent on time or within one month of the scheduled substantial completion date. 


“We're making improvements to the GO network to improve quality of life and shorten commute times. Today's announcement is the next step of making this reality and is proof that our government is committed to improving our transit networks to make your commute quicker than ever before.”
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

“When it comes to a person's everyday commute, every minute counts. These upgrades will help provide new and improved travel options for local residents, including faster and more frequent service.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

“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.”
Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO, Metrolinx

“With qualified proponent teams selected for the Kipling Bus Terminal project, we look forward to receiving and evaluating competitive proposals in the coming months.” 
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

“People in my riding want us to improve transit. So improving and expanding GO service and integrating it with other transit systems is a smart move and another step in providing better transit options for people.”
Peter Milczyn, MPP for Etobicoke -Lakeshore

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