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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.


Background

History

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.

Construction

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.

To learn more, click here

Funding

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.

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