GTA Construction Report staff writer
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a $73 million contract to EllisDon Infrastructure Transit to design, build and finance the Kipling Bus Terminal project.
The 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.
The EllisDon team include: Developer: EllisDon Capital; constructor EllisDon Design-Build; designer Strasman Architects, NAK Design Strategies and WSP Canada; and financial advisor EllisDon Capital.
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; and the construction of a new private driveway for vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian accesses, including a new signalized intersection.
The Kipling Bus Terminal project is part of the province’s GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program.
EllisDon will start design and construction in spring 2018, with an expected substantial completion in winter 2019. At the peak of construction, the company anticipates approximately 80 workers on-site.