We're Planning to Transform your Station!
Here's What We're Planning
We are designing a new Mimico GO Station to make it more accessible and convenient for you! This will allow us to serve you better as we continue to improve our all-day, two-way GO train service on the Lakeshore West line over the next 10 years. We’re building up to 15-minute service or better throughout the day between Toronto and Burlington and new hourly service to and from Hamilton seven days a week, giving you more ways to get where you need to go.
There are lots of changes to get excited about. When all the work is finished, Mimico GO Station will feature:
- A new station building
- Two tunnels and elevator access to the platform
- New heated shelters, canopies and snow melting systems on the platforms
- A Kiss & Ride
- Bicycle/pedestrian paths and new bicycle shelters
- Some surface and underground parking
- New access to the station from the south side (subject to land availability)
We are currently in negotiations with Vandyk Group of Companies, a real estate developer who owns the land to the north of the existing Mimico GO station, to create a mixed use Transit Oriented Development (TOD) for Mimico GO. Vandyk would construct and pay for our new main station building, covered parking to replace current surface parking spots, and a cycling and pedestrian path in front of the station, while we would deliver the other station improvements. As part of the agreement, Vandyk would be granted the right to develop above the station, as part of a mixed use development.
Mimico GO station is an important connection for the Mimico and Etobicoke communities and so the TTC, Metrolinx and the City of Toronto have been working together to make travel faster and easier. In June 2018, the TTC introduced their 176 bus route and aligned the schedule so that it’s easy to connect to weekday rush-hour trains at Mimico GO.
In April 2018, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to find the right team to design, build and finance this project. That process is expected to take until summer 2019, with construction to begin about six months later. We plan to start with the accessibility and platform upgrades, which should take about three years, and when we’re finished our work, Vandyk will construct the station building, parking, and cycling/pedestrian path. More details and the construction schedule will be provided as it becomes available. We will keep you updated as this project progresses.
How to Stay in the Know
Sign up for our On the GO email or text alerts to stay in the know about the construction that will transform your station. You can also follow the Lakeshore West line on Twitter @GOtransitLW. Click here to learn more about GO’s expansion on the Lakeshore West line.
Updated Dec. 27, 2018 | Renderings subject to change.