Tim Hortons Coming to a Mississauga GO Station
Many people in Mississauga, when they’re rushing to the GO train during their morning commute, might wish they could grab a coffee before they get aboard the train. Some GO train stations, such as Cooksville, have a small convenience style kiosk where various items, including coffee, are sold.
But there are people who prefer a more well-known and familiar brand of coffee…like Tim Hortons.
Now, thanks to a recent partnership between Metrolinx and the Kilmer Group, people will be able to take advantage of grabbing that familiar double double on their way to downtown Toronto or elsewhere.
A new one year pilot project will establish Tim Hortons kiosks at four GO stations. Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca made the official announcement at the Oakville GO station last Thursday morning. The four pilot test stations will be in Oakville, Clarkson (Mississauga), Ajax, and Oshawa.
Kilmer’s vice chairman indicated they were bringing their experience with the ONroute Highway Service Centres—where Tim Hortons established themselves—and hope to replicate that service along the GO Train network.
“At the heart of it all, we will continue to be driven by a passion for customer service and enhancing the transit experience,” said Ken Tanenbaum.
Del Duca says the move is part of a plan to modernize current GO infrastructure.
“Initiatives like our strategic partnership to pilot Tim Hortons Kiosks at four GO stations are an important part of an ambitious plan to transform GO transit for our commuters right across the region,” Del Duca said.
To be fair, it’s hard to see any drawbacks to the plan.
“Bringing Tim Hortons to Oakville GO Station is good for commuters. When we make transit easier for people to use—whether by improving stations and service, or by adding services to stations, like coffee to go—we make transit a better, more attractive choice for commuters.” said Labour Minister Kevin Flynn, who is also the local MPP for Oakville.
The pilot project will see a review around the spring of 2018 and Metrolinx will then decide whether the kiosks will continue at the selected GO stations and whether another roll out will expand the service amongst other GO station locations as well.
So if you read between the lines, the incentive for commuters if they want to keep Tim Hortons at GO train stations is, well, keep on drinking!
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