Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten announces $44-million upgrades at Mimico Go Station

Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten and GO Transit's VP of Capital Infrastructure Greg Percy, October 9, 2012

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We are pleased to share with you this message from the office of Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten:

“The announcement, by MPP Laurel Broten, of the Province of Ontario’s $44 million investment in upgrades and improvements to Mimico GO Station, took place at Mimico GO this Tuesday, October 9th, at 2:00 pm.

“Laurel was accompanied by Greg Percy, GO Transit’s VP of Capital Infrastructure. Laurel is delighted to announce this welcome news for commuters in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, who had raised their concerns to her for improved services”.

A story dated October 10, 2012 appeared in The Etobicoke Guardian regarding the announcement. (Click on the link in the previous sentence to read the article.)

To download the Rendering Figure (see above) of the upgrades as a PDf file, click on this link:

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Text of news release regarding $44-million in upgrades and improvements at Mimico GO Station

News Release / Communiqué
Laurel Broten, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore

For Immediate Release
October 9, 2012

Upgrades Underway at Mimico GO Station

McGuinty Government Creating Jobs, Improving Public Transit

Ontario is making it easier for the 1,050 commuters who use the Mimico GO Station to take public transit while creating 470 jobs.

Upgrades include:

  • adding about 150 new parking spaces
  • repairing and extending the north and south GO Train platforms to accommodate 12-car trains
  • building a new pedestrian overpass to make it easier for commuters to get to their trains
  • improving the station building and the existing pedestrian tunnel to make it more accessible
  • expanding the Royal York Bridge

Work is scheduled to be complete in 2017.

Investing in public transit is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to strengthen the economy. A  strong economy protects the services that mean most to Ontario families — health care and education.

“This is welcome news for commuters in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore area. Improved platforms and more parking spaces will give commuters a better, more accessible station and make public transit easier to use.” — Laurel Broten, MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore

“Our unprecedented public transit investments continue to make transit a better choice for commuters, reducing congestion on our roads and contributing to a better quality of life for Ontario families.” — Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation

“GO Transit’s focus is to improve service for our customers. We are upgrading Mimico GO Station with 12-car platforms and a new pedestrian bridge to make it easier for commuters to take the GO train.” — Gary McNeil, President, GO Transit

  • Improving GO’s infrastructure supports future two-way, all-day GO Train service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government increased GO’s rail service by nearly 90 kilometres, added nine new GO stations and 23,000 parking spots across the system.
  • GO Transit carries approximately 62 million passengers per year.
  • Over the past year, GO Trains have arrived on schedule 95 per cent of the time.
  • GO Transit is a division of Metrolinx.

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Contact: Wendy McNaughton
Constituency Office
Laurel Broten, MPP (416) 259-2249

Additional photos: October 10, 2012 announcement


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