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About the Mississauga Transitway

Over the next 30 years, an additional four million people are expected to call the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area home. Mississauga is looking for new solutions to address traffic congestion and handle the projected population increase. Part of the solution is to help transition commuters from individual vehicles to an efficient bus system that will travel on a dedicated corridor – the Mississauga Transitway.

The Mississauga Transitway will provide more efficient and more reliable east-west transit service on a dedicated corridor when fully complete. The construction of the transitway is well underway with service starting at the first four stations on Monday, November 17, 2014.

When complete, the 18 kilometre transitway will have 12 stations beginning at Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west and ending at Renforth Drive in the east. The Mississauga Transitway will make it faster and easier for commuters to travel to, from and through Mississauga and across the region.

View the transitway video featuring Mayor Hazel McCallion

New Transitway Stations

Winston Churchill Dixie
Erin Mills Tahoe
City Centre Transit Terminal/
Square One GO Bus Station
Etobicoke Creek
Central Parkway Spectrum
Cawthra Orbitor
Tomken Renforth Gateway

Stations Opening

Phase 1

Four new stations at Central Parkway, Cawthra Road, Tomken Road and Dixie Road will be operational on Monday, November 17, 2014. MiWay will transition onto the transitway and provide east-west service and north-south connections between City Centre Transit Terminal and Dixie Road. Experience the transitway on routes 21, 107 and 109.

View the full transitway map and see the phase 1 service plan.

Phase 2

GO Transit is constructing the westerly corridor of the transitway from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway, which is expected to be completed in 2016. The City of Mississauga is also constructing four new stations in the east at Tahoe, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum and Orbitor. They are also scheduled for completion in 2016. The final station at Renforth will be completed by GO Transit in 2017.

To find out more about the stations click here.

Travelling to the Bloor-Danforth Subway Line and Toronto Pearson International Airport

The Renforth Gateway station is scheduled to be completed in 2017. The station will help make travel to Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Bloor-Danforth subway line easier via Highway 427.

To learn more about the Kipling Mobility Hub, click here.

Benefits and Background

Benefits of the Mississauga Transitway

  1. Increased Reliability 
    On the transitway, your trip is less likely to be affected by traffic congestion, so you'll get where you need to go on time.
  2. Reduced Travel Time
    Your trip time on the transitway will be faster in comparison to current transit options and travel by car. You'll spend less time commuting and more time doing the things you want to do. [1]
  3. Greater Convenience and Comfort
    Improved security and protection from the elements mean a more comfortable ride. Improved service information will provide you with the peace of mind and the convenience you want.
  4. Greater Accessibility
    More transit means more and better options for those without access to a car. People with a car may start to leave it at home.

[1] Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund Submission, March 2007

Making Communities Better

The transitway will help make Mississauga and surrounding communities better through:

  1. Reduced Automobile Traffic
    It is projected that the transitway will divert thousands of riders a day from private automobiles to higher-order transit, reducing automobile traffic significantly during high-volume periods.[2]
  2. Reduced Emissions
    With vehicle emissions contributing significantly to climate change; reduced traffic means better air for everyone.[3]
  3. Efficient Use of Road Space
    Mississauga will be able to move significantly more people without having to add to the costly public road network.[4]
  4. Increased Safety
    Public transit is the safest form of transportation. The rates of injury or death due to accidents are significantly lower for public transit users than for drivers of automobiles. [5]
  5. Increased Density
    The Mississauga Transitway will support increased intensity and density of development along the corridor through Mississauga and the GTA, supporting the healthy growth of residential and employment centres.

[2-5] Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund Submission, March 2007


Estimates indicate that over the next 30 years, the number of people living in Ontario will grow by as many as four million - with the majority living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Our GTA transportation infrastructure is already strained to the limit to support current levels of population and movement.

The construction of the Mississauga Transitway is part of Ontario's Smart Growth Plan for development of the GTA, and the City's Transit Ridership Growth Strategy, which establishes a five-year target of achieving a 25% increase in the use of higher-order transit in Mississauga.

Planning between the City, GO Transit and the provincial and federal governments began in the mid-1990. The total cost of the transitway construction is estimated at $259 million.

Connecting people and places

A precursor service operated by GO Transit opened in 2003 using dedicated Bus Bypass Shoulders (BBS) on Highway 403 from Erin Mills Parkway to Mavis Road. The service has saved up to 10 minutes per trip during peak times, and GO ridership has grown from 4,000 to 12,000 riders per day since 2003.

Recent estimates indicate that over the next 30 years, the number of people living in Ontario will grow by as many as four million – with the majority locating in the Greater Toronto Area. Our transportation infrastructure is already strained to the limit to support current levels of population and movement, so other solutions are required.

The transitway will support extensive express bus service for thousands of riders per day, making it faster and easier to travel to, from and through Mississauga and the GTA. It will play an important role in the continued evolution of the GTA, Canada's largest population and business centre. Mississauga's role in this development is pivotal due to:

  • Location: Mississauga is strategically located between Halton Region to the west, Brampton to the north, and Metro Toronto to the east, effectively forming the hub for all travel in the western half of the GTA.
  • Integration: MiWay ties in directly to the transit systems of its neighbouring municipalities. Mississauga is served by GO trains on three different rail lines, as well as numerous GO buses. Mississauga is also home to Canada's largest international airport.
  • Population: Mississauga is home to more than 740,000 people, many of whom need to travel quickly and safely within Mississauga and into neighbouring jurisdictions each day.
  • Business: Mississauga is a major employment centre for industry and commerce, home to more corporate head offices than any other jurisdiction in Canada.


The City of Mississauga is responsible for the construction of the Mississauga Transitway east from the City Centre to Renforth station (Commerce Blvd.). The transitway stations with Park and Ride lots will be built at Cawthra Road and Dixie Road. Additional transitway stations will be constructed at Tomken Road, Tahoe Boulevard, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum Way and Orbiter Drive.

The Renforth Gateway station and transitway connection from Commerce Boulevard to east of Matheson Boulevard onto Eglinton Avenue in Toronto will be the responsibility of GO Transit.

The City has undergone a series of extensive provincial environmental assessments evaluating the physical, socio-cultural and economic impacts of the construction and operation of the transitway. The results have been very favourable. The project has received Federal Environmental Assessment approval in accordance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) as part of the Federal funding requirements. All efforts will be made throughout development and implementation to ensure that any negative impacts are minimized, such as using construction techniques that reduce our impact on the environment.

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Total costs for completion of the Mississauga portion of the system are approximately $259 million which is equitably funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, GO Transit and the City of Mississauga. The Province and the Federal Government have already committed $173 million to the development of the Mississauga Transitway because they understand its importance to the economic and social fabric of the GTA and, ultimately, the country as a whole. The City of Mississauga has also received budget approval for its share of the development and operating costs as part of its overall transit strategy.

User fares will go towards the operating costs of the service. While fare structures have not yet been determined, projections indicate that the cost of using the transitway will be less than the cost of maintaining and fueling a private automobile for the same amount of travel. You won't just save time on the transitway, you'll save money, too.