Kipling Bus Terminal
|Kipling Bus Terminal|
|Location||120 Subway Crescent|
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
|Opening Date||December 14, 2020|
|Transit Agencies||GO Transit, MiWay|
Kipling Bus Terminal is a transit hub owned and operated by Metrolinx in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. It is located just west of TTC's Kipling subway station at 120 Subway Crescent. Currently, the bus terminal only serves MiWay bus routes, however, GO Transit buses are planned to serve the terminal in the future.
The bus terminal is part of the larger Kipling Transit Hub project by Metrolinx which aims to provide a seamless connection between MiWay, Toronto Transit Commission, and GO Transit bus and rail services in Toronto's west end. This terminal was built in anticipation of increased density stemming from the completion of the Six Points Interchange project and the possibility of new all-day, two-way service on the GO Transit Milton Line in the future under the GO Rail Expansion program. In addition, the new bus terminal would provide a new connection for MiWay buses connecting to the TTC network as the terminal at Islington Station is not wheelchair accessible and lacks the amenities present in modern terminus facilities.
In April 2017, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to three prequalified teams for the new Kipling Bus Terminal. The RFP was closed in October 2017 and on March 22, 2018, EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT) was awarded a $73 million dollar contract to design, build, and finance the bus terminal project. The design of the transit hub and bus terminal was to be done by Strasman Architects. Construction on the terminal began on April 13, 2018 and was anticipated to be complete in late 2020.
The bus terminal will be built over the former Subway Crescent commuter parking lot for the nearby Kipling Station. A majority of Subway Crescent west of Aukland Road will also be removed except for a stub section which will be used to provide bus access to the terminal from Dundas Street West.
The pedestrian tunnel stretching between the Kipling Station underground concourse and the Passenger Pickup and Drop-off building was opened on May 18, 2021. This provides a fully indoor and accessible connection between Kipling Station and the Kipling Bus Terminal.
The entrance to the terminal is located on the north side of the terminal and is accessed from Subway Crescent. Inside the entrance building, there are stairs and elevators that lead to a pedestrian bridge or tunnel, with both connecting to the terminal building. The terminal features 14 bus bays and a bus roadway that wraps around the center island and the enclosed waiting area. A large overhead canopy around the terminal provides protection from the elements.
The pedestrian bridge which connects the entrance building and the bus terminal also extends over GO Transit's Milton Line to provide a connection to Kipling GO Station. In addition, the underground pedestrian tunnel leads to the Passenger Pickup and Drop-off building and the underground concourse at Kipling TTC Station.
|3||MiWay||101/101A Dundas Express||MiWay stop #9056|
|4||MiWay||26 Burnhamthorpe||MiWay stop #9057|
|5||MiWay||11 Westwood||MiWay stop #9059|
108 Meadowvale Business Express
|MiWay stop #9061|
|11||MiWay||3 Bloor||MiWay stop #9062|
|12||MiWay||20 Rathburn||MiWay stop #9099|
|13||MiWay||76 City Centre-Subway||MiWay stop #9105|
|14||MiWay||109 Meadowvale Express||MiWay stop #9106|
|15||MiWay||35/35A Eglinton||MiWay stop #9117|
|16||MiWay||1/1C Dundas||MiWay stop #9118|
- Infrastructure Ontario. (4 April 2017). Request for Proposals Issued for Kipling Bus Terminal Project. Press release.
- Infrastructure Ontario. (22 March 2018). Contract Awarded for Kipling Bus Terminal Project. Press release.
- Petryshyn, Nathan. Construction Underway for New Kipling GO & MiWay Transit Hub, Urban Toronto. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
- Ko, Teresa. (14 December 2020). Making way for MiWay service with new bus terminal opening at Kipling Transit Hub, Metrolinx. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
- New indoor pedestrian connection to Kipling Bus Terminal (GO & MiWay) at Kipling Station, Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 22 May 2021.