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  • January 20, 2017

Improving GO Transit for Families in Peel Region

Ontario Building New Transit Infrastructure to Help Commuters

Ontario is building new transit infrastructure at the Cooksville GO station to help manage congestion, provide more transit options and improve commutes for families.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to two prequalified teams to design, build and finance the Cooksville GO Station project. This station, located along the Milton Corridor in the City of Mississauga, requires upgrades to accommodate Metrolinx’s plan to provide more service on the GO rail network.

 Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in September 2016. Selection criteria included applicable design and construction experience, and capacity to finance a project of this size and complexity.

The prequalified teams are:

EllisDon Infrastructure Transit

  • Developer: EllisDon
  • Constructor: EllisDon Build Design Inc.
  • Design: WalterFedy, Brodie & Associates, WSP/MMM
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital

Kenaidan Obayashi Transit Partner

  • Developer: Kenaidan, Obayashi Corporation
  • Constructor: Kenaidan Contracting Ltd., Obayashi Canada Ltd.
  • Design: IBI Group, RJC, Smith and Anderson
  • Financial Advisor: Rocklynn Capital

Teams have been invited to respond to the RFP and will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will design, build and finance the project. Once submissions are received, IO and Metrolinx will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred bidder and then negotiate a final contract. A successful bidder is expected to be announced in fall 2017. A fairness monitor will oversee the entire procurement process. A copy of the RFP is available at

The scope of work for the Cooksville GO Station project includes:

  • A new station building with a large public plaza
  • Upgrades to existing rail platform access tunnels
  • New six-storey parking structure and redevelopment of parking areas
  • Bus loop with a minimum of eight bus bays for GO and MiWay bus service

This work on the Milton GO corridor is part of a larger, system-wide plan to improve overall GO Transit service, including the delivery of GO Regional Express Rail (RER) by 2024-25.

GO RER involves major infrastructure upgrades, including additional track, GO station modifications, improved rail crossings, required systems for electrification, and new locomotives and train control systems to enable more frequent service.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to

Providing more transit options is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.


“Our government is focused on delivering better transit options that will help get Ontario moving. These improvements to the Cooksville GO station are proof that we are committed to making your daily commute faster and more convenient than ever before.”

– Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

“This is terrific news for the people of Peel Region. Our community has asked for more GO Transit service and new infrastructure and we are thrilled to provide more options to help people get where they need to go.”

– Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville



  • Under the Province’s Moving Ontario Forward Plan, Metrolinx is delivering the largest transit infrastructure program in Canadian history, including five new Light Rail Transit projects throughout the region, and a transformation of the GO rail network, to better connect communities throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.  
  • This transit expansion will provide faster, more frequent and convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, including electrification of core segments of the GO rail network by 2024-25. This expansion will help manage congestion, connect people to jobs and manage greenhouse gas emissions by providing alternative options to car trips and improving travel times.
  • Since 2013, Ontario has built three new GO stations, renovated 10 existing GO stations, and added approximately 7,000 new GO station parking spots. They have also purchased 220 new GO buses, 69 new GO train coaches, and 10 new GO train locomotives.



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