On May 1, the final two City-constructed Mississauga Transitway stations will open. Spectrum Station and Orbitor Station offer MiWay commuters in the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre an efficient way to travel directly from Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west to Commerce Boulevard in the east.
“The Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre is a key economic hub in the City and Routes 107 and 109 will begin servicing these two new stations on May 1,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “This will allow for easier connections to Mississauga’s downtown core and neighbouring municipalities. These stations will allow passengers faster travel across our city that is uninterrupted by traffic congestion.”
MiWay will extend service in the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre from Etobicoke Creek Station to the two new stations. Construction of the Mississauga Transitway includes 25 overpasses and underpasses allowing continuous travel on the dedicated bus corridor.
About the Stations
Eleven stations are now complete along with 17 of the 18 kilometre transitway. In addition to the new Spectrum and Orbitor stations, MiWay also offers dedicated bus service at Winston Churchill, Erin Mills, City Centre Transit Terminal (Rathburn Road and Hurontario Street), Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken, Dixie, Tahoe and Etobicoke Creek.
Renforth Gateway, the final station constructed by Metrolinx, is scheduled to open in fall 2017. At that time, more GO Transit buses will take advantage of the Mississauga Transitway to complement MiWay’s service.
With the opening of Spectrum and Orbitor stations, a multi-use trail that is in the design phase will be located beside the transitway to provide better connections to the stations. Bicycle lock ups are available at every station, and bicycle roll-ups are installed at stations with stairs.
Stations are fully accessible and offer transit riders heated and enclosed waiting areas as well as a public service announcement system. For more information and a list of full amenities visit miway.ca/transitway
The Creative Side of the Stations
Seven of the new transitway stations have permanent public art called Building Colour, by artist Panya Clark Espinal. The artwork uses a combination of sculptural components made of bronze, glass, colour changing LED lighting and touch sensitive pieces. The intent of Building Colour is to use artwork to create a work site which is unoccupied by its workers. For more information on Building Colour visit culture.mississauga.ca/content/art
When fully complete in fall 2017, the 18 kilometre transitway will have 12 stations from Winston Churchill in the west to Renforth Gateway in the east. The dedicated bus corridor will reduce travel times and make travel connections from Renforth Station to Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Bloor-Danforth Subway line easier via Highway 427.
The City of Mississauga is the first municipality in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to construct a dedicated transitway.
Construction of the Mississauga Transitway is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, Metrolinx and the City of Mississauga.