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Contract Awarded for Cooksville Station Redevelopment
November 03, 2017
MISSISSAUGA - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Infrastructure CGS RER Inc. (EllisDon) to design, build and finance the Cooksville GO Station Redevelopment project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program.

The contract is valued at $128.4 million, which reflects the substantial completion payment.

Members of the EllisDon team include:

  • Lead: EllisDon Infrastructure CGS RER Inc.
  • Construction: EllisDon Design-Build Inc.
  • Design: WalterFedy, Brodie & Associates, WSP/MMM
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.
The selection of EllisDon is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a third party fairness advisor.

Construction will begin immediately, with an expected substantial completion date for summer 2020. At the peak of construction, EllisDon anticipates approximately 150 workers on-site, the majority which will come from the Greater Toronto Area.

Visit here to learn more about the Cooksville GO Station Redevelopment project.

Quick Facts:

  • The project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement model, which transfers the appropriate risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.
  • Work on the Milton corridor is part of a larger, system-wide plan to improve overall GO Transit service, including the delivery of Regional Express Rail (RER). RER will provide faster and more frequent service across the GO rail network, with electrified service on core segments, including the UP Express. It is one of the largest transit infrastructure investments in Canada.
  • 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, visit Ontario.ca/BuildON.
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“Cooksville GO Station is another example of the work our government is doing to make people's commutes faster, more convenient and better integrated with transit systems across the region. Increasing commuter's transportation choices in Peel, Mississauga and across the GTHA helps us manage congestion and reduce emissions on our roads while we improve our economy by connecting people to jobs and opportunities.”
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

“Improving commute times and easing congestion are critical for families and businesses, and a priority for our government. I look forward to the completion of the Cooksville GO Station project, which directly supports local jobs and a strong economy.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

“With this announcement, Metrolinx has identified a contractor for the Cooksville GO Station redevelopment project, which includes a new station building, multi-level parking structure, station upgrades, and a connection to the future Hurontario LRT. Metrolinx is pleased to be moving forward with yet another project that will bring faster, more frequent service to the City of Mississauga, Peel Region, and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.”
Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx

“IO is proud to partner with Metrolinx and EllisDon on the Cooksville Station Redevelopment project, which when completed, will further enhance rail service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.”
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
 

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Is Metrolinx planning on selling off the remaining surface lots for redevelopment once the garage is complete, or retaining them as they have done at other stations?
 

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Is Metrolinx planning on selling off the remaining surface lots for redevelopment once the garage is complete, or retaining them as they have done at other stations?
I suspect Metrolinx will retain ownership and either get one developer or a number of developers to design and build the whole lot. It not going to happen over night and will take a decade or 2 to developed the whole area. Best to have one developer/one company in charge to design and build the area. You already got 5 major sites within a mile of the Hurontario LRT with one underway for a number of years, one about to start, one going to the market this month, one in market stage and one being rubber stamp by Council next week. Then there are a number single project in the 40's plus stage on Hurontario itself.

At the same time, Metrolinx has 2 lots on the east side of Hurontario that will become free for development after the new parking structure is built.

I expect to see pressure by the City to have 25% of the area affordable housing.

Ellis Don and the contractor for the LRT need to work together for rebuilding the RR bridge as well adding a walkway one for the LRT and to cross the full street. Hurontario could be cut from 6 lanes to 2 lanes while these bridges are built.

One way to do this is to build a bridge in the east parking lot while new retaining piers are being built and then close Hurontario down a weekend to allow the new bridge to be walk into position. At the same time, CP line is close to allow the existing bridge to be remove and start running on the new bridge on Monday. You then start building the 2nd set of retaining piers to the north as well the 2nd bridge. To get the 2nd bridge into position, you do the same thing as the first one, but you push the first bridge north and place the 2nd one where the first one was. You now have a 4 track bridge. For the pedestrian bridge, you could do the same thing. This is for concrete bridges.

Using steel for the bridges, assembly them in the lot and close the road for a few hours at night to place them, but CP line will be cut for a weekend only once. This is the most easy way of doing it.
 

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Excavation is underway where the new John St extension is to be built for the station. It maybe part of the area to build the new parking structure.
 

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How many tracks/platforms does it enable?

- Paul
The current platform is on the north side of track 1 with room for a new track 1 on the north side of it, if there was a bridge over Hurontario for it. Part of the north side where a new track 1 can go, a retaining wall will be needed for the new track 1.

There is room to the south of track 2 for a 3rd track with a platform south of it that can connects to the current station. Again, if another bridge was over Hurontario you could do this.
 
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Good news Cooksville GO Passengers! We're already on our way to major improvements to your station. You'll notice construction work already underway for some great new upgrades including:

. A new station building with large public plaza
. Over 1200 new parking spaces
. A new parking structure with bridge to the rail platform
. 8 new bus bays for GO and MiWay
. Pedestrian tunnel upgrades
. Parking lot repairs
...And so much more!

We'll keep you informed, and promise to keep disruptions to a minimum as we work to improve your station.

Visit us at the Cooksville Construction on the GO page for more details about this exciting new project.
 

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In the next few months, a new lot will open next to the plaza on Hurontario as well a new entrance/exit thats line up withe the current John St Intersection. This will allow the relocation of the current lot where the new station ans parking structure is to be built.

With this new entrance/exit, it will cut down on the gridlock that takes place today for traffic trying to get out of the parking lot and go north on Hurontario.










 

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Going by the site yesterday, looks like that new road off Hurontario at John street could be open next week or so. They were doing major grading for the sub base to allow the first base of asphalt to be lay.

New Lot open Friday
Cooksville GO Passengers: We have some important information for you.

1. Tomorrow morning (Feb. 2), you will have access to a new temporary parking lot on the east side of the GO Access Rd. It will be available for you to use throughout construction.

This lot will have 250 fewer parking spaces than the west lot that is scheduled to close on Monday.
2. Overnight parking is not allowed in the west lot after 11pm tomorrow. Fencing will be installed this weekend and any vehicles left in this lot will be towed to another location at the station.

3. And last but not least, the station building will remain open as a heated waiting area. You asked and we listened.

You will still need to purchase tickets and access washrooms at the temporary trailers.

We will follow up again as to when the station building will close.

Visit our Cooksville page for more info about this project.
 

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Paving of the new Exit/Entrance for Hurontario was well underway as I bypass the area today. This means the existing sidewalk will be cut next week to make the final connection to Hurontario and having the road open.

Not sure if new traffic lights have been installed for this change onto Hurontario
 

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Mass confusion will take place on Monday AM as drivers try to figureout where and how they can find a parking spot.

75% of the new south parking lot will be in service on Monday with a snowbank across the east end blocking off the work area where the retaining wall isn't finish.

The paving of the new John St has turn out to be a temporary parking lot with parking on both sides.

The west tunnel entrance is closed to riders for the next few years. A new temporary station in place with washroom trailer ready for riders as well a new kiss & ride lot. No idea if this is new or just going into service on Monday.

More photos up on site










 

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All parking lots at Cooksville GO are full. Please leave your car at home and consider alternate ways to get to the station - walking, getting dropped off or taking public transit.

If you must drive, there is still parking available at Erindale GO. This station is located at 1320 Rathburn Rd. W., Mississauga, ON. Please update your PRESTO default settings accordingly and note that a trip from Erindale to Union will cost around $7.24. The last train leaves Erindale at 8:50am. There is a bus that leaves at 9:40am.
 

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Cooksville GO Passengers: Starting Monday, April 2, there will be more changes to the way you use your station.

Bus loop: Beginning Sunday, April 1st, buses will travel in a different direction. Your bus stop will be moved to the north of where the stop is currently located.

West platform: In mid-April, we will close the west side of the platform to start building new station amenities that will link to your new parking structure.

Parking: On April 1st, 30 parking spaces will close south of the bus loop to accommodate the new bus routing. Then, on April 13th, 60 parking spaces in the temporary lot will close to build a new roadway to the main station entrance. This work is required to meet new safety regulations from CP Rail, the owner of the rail corridor.

Parking is still available at Erindale GO, which is a 10 minute drive away. Don't forget to adjust your PRESTO setting if you choose to travel to and from this station.

We know that construction is disruptive and thank you for adjusting to these changes. More information about this project can be found on our website.
 

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65 more photos up on site.
Clearing and removal of trees and bushes taking place to the west of the platform close off for construction to support the plan new track 1. All off the north side fence off for the platform west of the walkway from Hurontario.

The new ramp and driveway to the upper level and Kiss & Ride is almost ready for paving that will take place this weekend, with the old way close.

Parking Structure going up.











 

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