EllisDon awarded $73M Toronto bus terminal contract
By Jillian MorganInfrastructure
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a $73 million contract to EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT) to design, build and finance a bus terminal project.
The Kipling Bus Terminal, located along the Milton Corridor in the City of Toronto, requires upgrades to accommodate the province’s planned $2.31 billion expansion to the GO Transit Rail network.
Members of the EDIT team include:
- EllisDon Capital, developer
- EllisDon Design-Build, constructor
- Strasman Architects, NAK Design Strategies and WSP Canada, designer
- EllisDon Capital, financial advisor
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
- The construction of a new private driveway for vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian accesses, including a new signalized intersection.
EDIT will now mobilize on-site to commence design and construction in spring 2018, with an expected substantial completion in winter 2019.
At the peak of construction, EDIT anticipates approximately 80 workers on-site, with the majority coming from the Greater Toronto Area.
SOURCE: INFRASTRUCTURE ONTARIO