Contract for Kipling Bus Terminal project in Ontario has been awarded
Ontario has invested millions into improving the public transport infrastructure; providing a faster and more frequent transit service is part of their plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change…
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have together awarded a fixed-price contract of $73 million 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 Kipling Bus Terminal project will make it easier for commuters and families to transfer seamlessly between GO Transit, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and MiWay. Making public transport easier to use helps connect people with the jobs and opportunities that support a high quality of life and grow our economy,” said Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation.
The Kipling Bus Terminal project plans to elevate a pedestrian bridge to connect a new entrance building to the new bus terminal building. A pedestrian underground tunnel will be constructed to connect the same two buildings as well as the new bus terminal building with the existing TTC pedestrian tunnel and pedestrian pick up and drop off building.
A new bus terminal building for MiWay and GO Transit operations will be built and the existing Kipling GO station building will be renovated. The project also plans site infrastructure upgrades including parking and improved vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian access with the construction of a new private driveway that includes a new signalised intersection.
This project will provide new travel choices for commuters, significantly increase ridership, reduce journey times and help manage congestion across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
“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,” said Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure.
EDIT will now mobilise on-site to commence design and construction in spring 2018, with an expected substantial completion in winter 2019. Their team includes EllisDon Capital Inc., EllisDon Design-Build Inc., Strasman Architects, NAK Design Strategies and WSP Canada Inc.
The selection of EDIT was the result of an open and competitive procurement process overseen by a third-party fairness advisor.