Ontario Moves Forward with Building Caledonia Go StationPublished on July 28, 2020
Ontario Moving Forward with Construction of New Caledonia GO Station
Province Issues Request for Proposals to Design and Build a New GO Station
TORONTO –Today, MPP Robin Martin, Eglinton-Lawrence, announced that Ontario is taking the next step in building the brand new Caledonia GO Station along the Barrie GO rail corridor. The province is delivering on its promise to build a better integrated transit network – connecting subways and light rail to keep people moving quickly and efficiently within and beyond the City of Toronto.
“Ontario is delivering much needed transit connections that will give our local community and visitors to our city more options for getting around,” said MPP Martin. “This next step in the delivery of a new Caledonia GO Station is a great milestone for our communities’ future all-new, convenient and modern rapid transit.”
The province has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to design and build the new Caledonia GO Station, which will directly connect the Barrie GO rail line with the future Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Crosstown) at Eglinton Avenue West and Caledonia Road. The RFP outlines the project’s scope of work and is another step forward to increase and improve transit options for people in the community.
“The construction of the new GO station will lead to local job creation and economic growth in the GTA at a time when needed most”, said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “By investing in transit infrastructure, we’re making it easier for Ontarians to get where they need to go more efficiently.”
The brand new GO station will feature heated platform shelters and a pedestrian bridge, directly connecting the GO train station with the underground Crosstown Caledonia station. Customers will experience a seamless transition between GO Transit services on the Barrie GO Line, the Crosstown and TTC buses, getting public transit users where they need to be, better, faster and easier.
“We are very excited to be moving on to the next step with this new station,” said Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx. “Our customers’ experience at this future station is extremely important and I am thrilled that we are making progress on the first station that will offer a connection from the GO rail north and south and travel with the LRT east and west within Toronto.”
- Metrolinx issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three pre-qualified teams to design and build the Caledonia GO Station.
- The contract will be awarded in spring 2021, and the new GO station is expected to be completed by spring 2023.