Ministry of Transportation
Improved Kipling Station Will Make Taking Transit Easier for Commuters and Families
Etobicoke, ON – April 13, 2018
Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by building a new bus terminal and renovating Kipling GO Station to connect subway, regional rail and inter-regional bus services in a major new transit hub.
Peter Milczyn, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Yvan Baker, MPP for Etobicoke Centre, Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga, Josh Colle, Chair of the TTC, and Greg Percy, Chief Operating Officer, Metrolinx, were at the site of the new bus terminal at Kipling GO Station today to break ground on the new transit hub.
The hub will include new and improved pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle connections, and integrate subway, GO train, and local and regional bus services, including GO, TTC, and MiWay services, into a single mobility hub in Toronto’s west end.
Ontario is also making transit more affordable for commuters and families by introducing more integration between transit fares. The province has already cut the cost of commuting by $1.50 for PRESTO users transferring between TTC and GO Transit or the UP Express. Beginning in early 2019, Ontario will reduce the cost of GO Transit trips to just $3 for trips under 10 kilometres anywhere on the GO network, as well as all GO and UP Express trips within the City of Toronto. Proceeds from Ontario’s carbon market will also provide fare integration discounts of up to $1.50 per ride for anyone who travels between the York, Durham, Brampton and Mississauga transit networks and the TTC, saving regular commuters up to $720 every year.
Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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