Mar 28, 2012
The City of Mississauga's Hurontario-Main LRT (Light Rail Transit) Project team will update
the public on progress, timelines, next steps and provide information on LRT systems in cities
around the world at a project launch event planned for April 25, 2012.
"In 2010, the City of Mississauga completed the Master Plan for the Hurontario-Main Street
Study that involved technical analysis and public consultation that identified LRT as the best
option for the corridor," said project manager, Matthew Williams. "With the City of
Brampton, we are now undertaking the Preliminary Design and Transit Project Assessment Process
to look at requirements for the LRT system and need to consult the public."
In December 2011, the LRT project entered into the Preliminary Design and Transit Project
Assessment Process (TPAP) Phase. Williams explained, "this phase of the project ensures
the system can be built the right way, at the right price and refines plans based on design,
integration, public input and affordability."
"We are now underway with the design concepts stage, and will soon be engaging
stakeholders and the public to help us achieve a sustainable system, thoughtfully integrated in
communities and fostering vibrancy, accessibility and connectivity," said Williams.
In 2010, the cities of Mississauga and Brampton completed the 'Hurontario-Main Street Study'
from the lakeshore in Port Credit to downtown Brampton. This city building project was
identified as one of the priority projects for Metrolinx in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton
Area. The study combined land use and transportation and followed the Municipal Class
Environmental Process. An essential part of the process was going out into the communities
along the corridor to understand what people needed and wanted for the corridor.
"At the conclusion of the study we listened to the public and technical experts and LRT
was selected as the best transit option for the corridor," said Williams.
The Hurontario-Main LRT Project open house is on April 25, 2012 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the
Mississauga Civic Centre in the Great Hall.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000 businesses,
including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in
the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by
focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money
and maintaining infrastructure.
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046