New Stations:
  • Lawrence-Kennedy
  • Finch-Kennedy
  • Gerrard-Carlaw
  • East Harbour
  • King-Liberty
  • St. Clair–Old Weston
  • Breslau
  • Bloor-Lansdowne
  • Innisfil
  • Kirby
  • Mulock
  • Spadina-Front

More stations to connect you to rapid transit

GO Expansion is more than just adding more trains (from 1,500 to 4,000 weekly trips by 2025), it will transform the region with frequent, two-way all-day rail service, more than doubling the number of GO Transit riders by 2031. Sixty-six GO Rail stations currently serve our customers daily. It’s also about a more connected network. To help make those connections a reality, we’re delivering new stations across our region. Adding more stations will mean 350,000 more people will live and work within walking distance of frequent rapid transit, with better options to travel locally and connect with the entire region.

Six of our new stations are part of the City of Toronto’s SmartTrack program, designed to introduce new urban stations in the City of Toronto, with frequent GO Train service on the Kitchener, Lakeshore East and Stouffville lines.

For more information on SmartTrack, please go to http://smarttrack.to/

We’re also building 6 new stations across the Barrie and Kitchener lines, giving you new ways to access all-day, two-way GO Trains:

Some of our existing stations will be undergoing improvements and renovations as well. The scope of work for these stations have been separated into two categories: early station improvements, targeting 31 stations and existing station renovations which will impact 22 stations. The work at these stations could include improvements to parking, bus loops, pick-up and drop-off areas, bike storage, platforms, stairs, elevators and more.

In addition we’re working on new stations on Lakeshore East’s Bowmanville Extension, Lakeshore West’s Niagara Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, at Caledonia and Mount Dennis. You’ll be connected to rapid transit more than ever.

New SmartTrack Stations Notice of Commencement of the TPAP

New SmartTrack Stations Notice of Completion of the EPR



Volume I - Introduction

Volume II - Finch Kennedy SmartTrack Station

Volume III - Lawrence-Kennedy SmartTrack Station

Volume IV – Gerrard-Carlaw SmartTrack Station

Volume V – East Harbour SmartTrack Station

Volume VI – King-Liberty SmartTrack Station

Volume VII – St. Clair-Old Weston SmartTrack Station

Volume VIII – Climate Change

Volume IX– Consultation and Engagement

Volume X – Commitments to Future Studies, Permits and Approvals

Notice of BRCE EPR Addendum



Volume 1 – Environmental Project Report Addendum

Volume 2: Spadina-Front GO Station Design and Technical Studies

Volume 3: Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station Design and Technical Studies

Volume 4: Kirby GO Station Design and Technical Studies

Volume 5: Mulock GO Station Design and Technical Studies

Volume 6: Innisfil GO Station Design and Technical Studies

On June 28, 2016, the Metrolinx Board approved 12 new stations across the GO Transit Network within the GTHA. Six of those stations are new SmartTrack stations on the Stouffville/Lakeshore East and Kitchener lines. The remaining six are new GO stations, and include five on the Barrie lines and one on the Kitchener lines. A map of the 12 new stations is shown below.

In March 2018, Metrolinx issued the Preliminary Design Business Cases (PDBCs) for the 12 new stations. The PDBCs take the initial business case results and refine them with more detailed costing and analysis of benefits. The PDBC analysis captures evolved design concepts, revised modelling methodology, changes in municipal and provincial plans, and updated operating patterns and service plans since 2016. The PDBCs can be viewed here.

New Stations:
  • Lawrence-Kennedy
  • Finch-Kennedy
  • Gerrard-Carlaw
  • East Harbour
  • King-Liberty
  • St. Clair–Old Weston
  • Breslau
  • Bloor-Lansdowne
  • Innisfil
  • Kirby
  • Mulock
  • Spadina-Front

All proposed new station stops are subject to completion of a full business case analysis.

Like all major infrastructure projects, new stations analysis has relied on a progression of decisions to guide their advancement.

  • Stage 1 - Identified an initial list 120+ sites using key site and network considerations.
  • Stage 2 - Focusing analysis: Analyzed site factors, service considerations and historical requests, to scope list to 50+ sites.
  • Stage 3 - Evaluating: Analyzed strategic, economic, technical/operational and cost/revenue considerations of 50+ sites.
  • Stage 4 - Municipal and Public Engagement: Consultation, feedback and review of 50+ sites.
  • Stage 5 - Refining the list: Following public engagement, scoped sites for further analysis.
  • Stage 6 - Business case analysis (we are here).

120+ List of Initial Sites

We initially looked across the network and identified 120+ potential station locations, taking into consideration municipal interest, current station spacing, transportation connectivity, ridership potential and space availability for a station.

Barrie

Kitchener

Lakeshore East

Innisfil
Holland Yard
Mulock Dr
St John's Sideroad
Yonge St
Bathurst St-Side Rd 15
Dufferin St
Kirby Rd
Keele St-Teston Rd
Langstaff Rd
Hwy 7-Concord
Steeles Av
Finch Av
Downsview Park
Wilson Av
Lawrence Av
Caledonia
Rogers Rd
St Clair Av W
Davenport Rd Dupont St
Bloor St

Rockwood Heritage Rd
Chinguacousy Rd
McLaughlin Rd N
Kennedy Rd S
Hwy 410
Dixie Rd
Hwy 427
Hwy 27-Woodbine
Islington Av
Jane St
St Clair Av W
Dupont
Dundas-College-Lansdowne
Dufferin-Queen W
King St

Laker Ridge Rd S, Ajax
Harwood Av E
Durham Live Casino-Bailey
Brock Rd
Whites Rd
Rosebank Rd
Morningside Av
Markham Rd
Brimley Rd
Birchmount Rd
Warden-Danforth
Victoria Park
Woodbine Av
Coxwell Av
Greenwood Av
Jones Av
Gerrard St E-Carlaw Av
Dundas St E-Logan Av
Queen St E
Eastern Av
Cherry St
Parliament St
Lower Sherbourne St

Lakeshore West

Milton

Richmond Hill

Ottawa St
Chapel-Gage-Tim Horton’s Field
Queen St S
Dundurn St. S-Cathedral Park
Plains Rd W
King Rd
QEW
Guelph Line
Walker's Line-Cumberland
Burloak Dr
Bronte Rd
Third Line
Fourth Line
Dorval
Maple Grove
Ford Dr
Winston Churchill Blv
Lorne Park Rd
Mississauga Rd
Cawthra Rd
Thirteenth St
Kipling Av
Park Lawn Rd Windemere Av
Roncesvalles Av
Bathurst St
Spadina Av

Trafalgar Rd
Britannia Rd W
Eglinton Av W
Mavis Rd
Cawthra Rd-Dundas St E
The West Mall
The East Mall
Shorncliffe Rd
Islington Av
Royal York Rd-Dundas St W
Runnymede Rd
Bloor St

Elgin Mills
9th Line
Weldrick Rd
16th Av
Bantry Av
Under Hwy 407
Bayview Av
John St
Steeles Av E
Cummer Av
Finch Av E
York Mills Rd
Don Mills Rd
Lawrence Av E
Eglinton Av E
Millwood Rd
Brickworks
Prince Edward Viaduct
Gerrard St E
Dundas St E
Queen St E
Eastern Av

Stouffville

Elgin Mills Rd E
Major Mackenzie Dr E
16th Av
Kennedy Rd
Hwy 7
14th Av
McNicoll Av
Finch Av E
Ellesmere Rd
Lawrence Av E
Danforth Rd-Midland Av

In order to focus the list of 120+ sites to 50+, a review based on strategic and technical feasibility criteria was done and a score was given to each potential location. All sites on the 120+ list that were identified as candidates in public documents (e.g. municipal plans, SmartTrack) or previous projects, but not related to GO Expansion, were included in the 50+ list of stations.

The 50+ locations were then analysed looking at strategic, economic, technical/operational and cost/revenue considerations and narrowed down to 17 potential station locations (or clusters of comparative station sites) that were examined in more detail using an initial business case (IBC) analysis.

Barrie

Kitchener

Lakeshore East

Spadina-Front
[King-Liberty]
[Queen West-Dufferin]
[Dundas West-Lansdowne]
Bloor-Davenport
St. Clair
Hwy 7-Concord*
Kirby
Bathurst-Side Rd 15
Mulock
Innisfil

Spadina-Front
King-Liberty
Queen West-Dufferin
Dundas West
St. Clair
Islington*
Woodbine-Hwy 27
Heritage Rd
Breslau

[Parliament-Cherry]
[Don Yard]
[Unilever]
[Queen-Eastern]
[Dundas-Logan]
[Gerrard]
[Jones]
[Greenwood]
[Coxwell]
Whites Rd
Lakeridge Rd

Lakeshore West

Milton

Richmond Hill

[Spadina-Front]
Roncesvalles
Park Lawn*
Kipling
Winston Churchill
Maple Grove
Dorval
Walkers Line-Cumberland

[Spadina-Front]
[King-Liberty]
[Queen West-Dufferin]
[Dundas West]
East Mall
West Mall
Cawthra-Dundas
Trafalgar

Parliament-Cherry
Queen East
Dundas East
Gerrard East
Don Mills-Bond
Millwood
Eglinton
York Mills
John-Green
16th Ave

Stouffville

Parliament-Cherry
Don Yard
Unilever
Queen-Eastern
Dundas-Logan
Gerrard
Jones
Greenwood
Coxwell
Lawrence-Kennedy
Ellesmere
Finch-Kennedy
14th Avenue


Legend
[] - location reviewed under other corridor / indicates clusters of stations

The Business Case is a ‘living document’ used throughout the entire decision-making lifecycle of a major project. This lifecycle – the transition from options analysis to planning and design of a preferred option and finally to delivery and operations – relies on a progression of decisions to guide an investment’s advancement. The Metrolinx business case is just one of several factors that is used in making a final decision. It is important to recognize that there are a wider range of factors that are considered as part of final decision-making process.

Over the course of an investment's lifecycle, four Business Case documents will be prepared to provide the level of evidence that is appropriate at each stage.


What is the purpose?
The Initial Business Case reviews variations of the preferred investment(s) from the Strategic Business Case as part of detailed planning. This Business Case selects a preferred option for further refinement and design.

Investment lifecycle stage
Part of Options Analysis. Occurs prior to significant design.

Indicative level of design
0-10%

What does the Business Case lead to?
Selection of a preferred option for further design and analysis.


What is the purpose?
The Preliminary Design Business Case selects a specific option and reviews different approaches to refine or optimize it. This Business Case leads to a single preferred option for final development.

Investment lifecycle stage
Part of Preliminary Design. Occurs prior to construction approval.

Indicative level of design
10%

What does the Business Case lead to?
Detailed design and development of the preferred option.


What is the purpose?
The Full Business Case defines a specific option (including benefits realization, financing, and delivery plans) for procurement.

Investment lifecycle stage
Part of Design and Procurement Preparation. Occurs prior to Procurement (RFP release).

Indicative level of design
10-30% (with updates as design reaches 100%)

What does the Business Case lead to?
Definition of a preferred option to allow for procurement.


What is the purpose?
The Post In-Service Business Case reviews the actual costs and performance of the investment.

Investment lifecycle stage
Post delivery after the investment is operational.

Indicative level of design
N/A

What does the Business Case lead to?
This review supports ongoing investment optimization and also supports future Business Case Analysis for other investments.


See our Business Case page for more information.

Initial Business Case (IBC)

For each of the 17 potential stations, an initial business case analysis was performed (looking at the Strategic, Economic, Financial, Operations and Deliverability cases for each location) with consideration for policy, infrastructure, and operational advancements. For more details, see the RER New Stations Initial Business Cases Summary and Ranking Report and individual site-specific IBCs for details regarding methodology and findings.

Stations that underwent IBC analysis (click for site-specific IBC report)

Barrie

Kitchener

Lakeshore East

Spadina
Bloor-Davenport
St. Clair
Highway 7-Concord
Kirby
Mulock
Innisfil

Downtown West: King-Liberty/Dufferin-Queen West/Lansdowne
St. Clair
Breslau

[Downtown East: Don Yard/ Unilever/Queen-Eastern]
[Gerrard: Dundas East-Logan/Gerrard]
Whites Road

Lakeshore West

Stouffville

Park Lawn/Mimico

Downtown East: Don Yard/ Unilever/Queen-Eastern
Gerrard: Dundas East-Logan/Gerrard
Lawrence-Kennedy
Ellesmere
Finch-Kennedy


Legend
[] - location reviewed under other corridor / indicates clusters of stations

The results of the IBC analysis provided the basis for the Metrolinx Board Resolution on June 28, 2016, announcing 12 stations to proceed as part of the GO Expansion program. Metrolinx and municipal staff have since been working closely to move the station planning forward for these 12 sites.

Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC)

In the Metrolinx Business Case lifecycle, the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC) takes the IBC results and refines them with more detailed costing and analysis of benefits. The new stations PDBC analysis will capture evolved design concepts, revised modelling methodology, changes in municipal and provincial plans, and updated operating patterns and service plans, since 2016.

PDBCs have been done for all of the 12 announced station sites. In addition, the 5 station sites that were deferred by the Metrolinx Board have had their IBCs updated. The analyses for all 17 sites can be viewed here.

Recommendations related to each of the 17 stations were brought to the Metrolinx Board of Directors on March 8, 2018 and are available here.

A New Stations Modelling Backgrounder technical report, published on Friday April 13, 2018, is available here.

* Following the Board’s June 2016 direction, two additional IBCs were initiated for the Highway 27-Woodbine site and the Walkers Line site.