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Open Houses Launch Preliminary Design Phase of Hurontario-Main LRT Project

City building | April 18, 2012

The City of Mississauga and the City of Brampton are holding open houses on April 25 and 26, to provide updates on the Hurontario-Main LRT project.

In 2011, the outcome of the cities’ Master Plan concluded that Light Rail Transit (LRT) is the preferred form of transit along the Hurontario-Main corridor, supporting the vision for a vibrant corridor from the Lakeshore in Port Credit to downtown Brampton. An LRT system, providing key transportation connections to the cities, both north/south and with the GO Transit system, has been identified as a catalyst for sustainable, well-managed growth. For more information, visit www.hurontario-main.ca.

The Hurontario-Main LRT Project is now in the Preliminary Design and Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) Phase. This includes further design and technical studies, followed by stakeholder and public consultations as the design proceeds.

To launch this phase of the project, two drop-in style open houses have been scheduled:

 

Community Date Time Location
Mississauga Wednesday, April 25, 2012    3 – 8 p.m.

Mississauga Civic Centre

The Great Hall

300 City Centre Drive

Brampton

Thursday,

April 26, 2012

   3 – 8 p.m.

Brampton City Hall

Atrium

2 Wellington Street West

Both Open Houses will feature updates on the project, as well as information about LRT and its benefits. Project team members will be on hand to answer questions.

About Mississauga: 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 focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

About Brampton:The 9th largest city in Canada, Brampton has a successful, well-diversified economy and is home to more than 8,000 businesses. The City continues to retain a Triple ‘A’ credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, 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 more than 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.

City of Mississauga

Catherine Monast

Team Leader Media/External Communications

905-615-3200 ext. 5046

catherine.monast@mississauga.ca

TTY: 905-896-5151

 

City of Brampton

Mariam Mesbah

Sr. Advisor, Media Communications

905 -874-2143

mariam.mesbah@brampton.ca