Transformed Kipling GO Station Will Better Connect GO Transit, MiWay and TTC for Customers
ETOBICOKE — The Ontario government is bringing more transit infrastructure to East Mississauga and West Toronto with the completion of the new Kipling Transit Hub. The transit hub provides customers with full access to the new and improved station that integrates MiWay bus service, access to the TTC subway and bus, and GO rail and future GO bus service.
The announcement was made by Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA) and Christine Hogarth, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore.
“The transformation of Kipling GO Station into a major transit hub is yet another instance of our government delivering on its promise to build better, more integrated transit infrastructure that supports local communities,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “The transit connections offered at the new Kipling Transit Hub will provide residents with better access to job and housing opportunities, both locally and across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.”
The new Kipling Transit Hub has over 1,400 parking spaces and includes a 3,000 square foot indoor waiting area with seating. The modern transit hub has a total of 14 bus bays, 90 bike spaces and a new elevated pedestrian bridge that connects the new bus terminal to the GO train platform. Customers have full access to underground tunnels that link the new bus terminal for both MiWay and future GO bus service directly to the existing TTC station, allowing for easy transfers across three transit providers.
“The new Kipling Transit Hub provides the transit connectivity that people in Peel and Toronto deserve,” said Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA). “By supporting communities and delivering a seamless transit experience, we will meet the needs of the over 5 million people who will call this region home by 2051.”
- Improved amenities at the new Kipling Transit Hub include a renovated and accessible TTC pedestrian pick-up and drop-off building and new digital screens in the New Kipling Bus Terminal (GO & MiWay).
- Customers have access to over 1,400 parking spaces.
- There are approximately 4,500 square metres (over 48,000 square feet) of green roof, which was built with renewable and low-emission construction material and is part of the project’s overall plan to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
- Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx procured the Kipling Transit Hub project using a Design Build Finance (DBF) P3 delivery model.
- On March 22, 2018, the $73M contract was awarded to EllisDon Infrastructure and construction began on April 13, 2018.
“I want to thank the province for completing the Kipling Transit Hub, as this is a critical project that builds more connections to and from Mississauga. The Kipling Transit Hub also encourages more people to choose sustainable transit options, addresses growing traffic congestion, and supports the economic growth and prosperity of Mississauga and the entire GTA.”
– Bonnie Crombie
Mayor of Mississauga
“Our economy is regional, a fact characterized by the hundreds of thousands of people who commuted between Toronto and Mississauga every day pre-pandemic. As we emerge from the virus’ shadow, we’ll need more projects like the Kipling Transit Hub that check all the boxes: making commuting on transit easier, getting more people off the road and integrating different transit systems. Congratulations to the Province for completing this Hub, another in their growing list of transit priorities.”
– Jan De Silva
President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade
“The new Kipling Transit Hub will be a great asset for transit connectivity in Etobicoke. By connecting residents to jobs, opportunities and amenities across the broader region, this project will not only bring economic growth, but will connect communities across our city.”
– Michael Ford
Councillor for Ward 1 Etobicoke North
“This is a huge win for the Etobicoke community and local residents who will be able to access the subway, local and regional bus services and regional rail, all in the same place.”
– Christine Hogarth
MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore
“Etobicoke residents will have a safe, modern transit experience at the new Kipling Transit Hub. The improved station will make commuting easier and be very beneficial to the Etobicoke community.”
– Stephen Holyday
Councillor for Ward 2 Etobicoke Centre
“With the completion of the new Kipling Transit Hub, TTC, GO and MiWay customers benefit from a more seamless and accessible transit experience. This collaboration with our transit and government partners helps us meet the needs of those connecting with the TTC from the GTHA and beyond.”
– Rick Leary
CEO, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
“The Kipling Transit Hub is one of many P3 infrastructure projects transforming the GO Transit network. Infrastructure Ontario is proud of the successful partnerships that helped make this important transit enhancement a reality.”
– Michael Lindsay
President & CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
“The Kipling Transit Hub improves connectivity and accessibility for transit riders by providing them with a wider range of destinations. MiWay commenced full operations at the new bus terminal earlier this year and the hub is delivering as promised.”
– Geoff Marinoff
Transit Director, Mississauga MiWay Transit
“The new Kipling Transit Hub will be good for our city and its residents. Through this new hub, our city and transit riders will be connected to new lines, modes of transportation and cities in the Greater Toronto Area. I want to thank the provincial government for being strong partners with our city when it comes to transit and for helping us build up Toronto’s transit system and get people moving.”
– John Tory
Mayor of Toronto
“We have created a seamless transit journey by bringing together all of the transit services customers depend on. With connections to the Milton line, more than 10 bus routes, GO, MiWay and TTC transit providers and express access to the airport, the Kipling Transit Hub will be a new home base as customers travel across the region.”
– Phil Verster
President & CEO, Metrolinx
SOURCE Province of Ontario