News release

Hurontario/Main Street Study Public Information Centres: LRT Identified as Preferred Option

City building | March 1, 2010

The Cities of Mississauga and Brampton are hosting public information centres to present the findings of the joint Hurontario/Main Street Study, which identifies Light Rail Transit (LRT) as the preferred option for the corridor.

The Hurontario/Main Street Study explored options for rapid transit development, land use and urban design along the corridor, which runs from Port Credit to downtown Brampton. The study is part of Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan, THE BIG MOVE, that identified the corridor as one of 15 priority projects for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Public Information Centres:

City of Brampton
Brampton City Hall – Atrium
2 Wellington Street West
(Wellington Street and Main Street)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
5 to 8 p.m.

City of Mississauga
Mississauga Civic Centre – Great Hall
300 City Centre Drive
(Duke of York Boulevard and Burnhamthorpe Road)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
5 to 8 p.m.

For more information on the Hurontario/Main Street Study:

Shawn De Jager, City of Brampton Project Leader
905-874-2750, ext. 2620

Matthew Williams, City of Mississauga Project Leader
905-615-3200, ext. 5834

As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 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 one of Greater Toronto’s Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens’ quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: “Leading Today for Tomorrow.”

About Brampton: The 11th largest city in Canada, Brampton has a successful, well-diversified economy and is home to more than 8000 businesses. The City continues to retain a Triple ‘A’ credit rating by Standard & Poor, reflecting its successful economy and debt-free position. Brampton celebrates its diverse population that represents people from more than 175 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak over 70 different languages. Offering more than 6,000 acres of parkland, Brampton takes pride in being known as the Flower City of Canada. Brampton has been designated as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization. For more information visit


Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
City of Mississauga
Team Leader Media/External Communications
905-615-3200 ext. 5046

Media Contact:
Joanna Bailey
Sr. Advisor, Communications
City of Brampton
Phone: 905-874-2837