Building transit in Mississauga

There are many ways to travel in and through the City of Mississauga offered by various organizations. The City operates and maintains MiWay transit, city roads, sidewalks, cycling and pedestrian trails. Building a
transit-oriented City is a strategic priority for the City of Mississauga. Building regional connections to encourage transit use and offering active transportation options are important to the City’s future.

Local transit and cycling

MiWay 5 and Transit Improvements | @MiWayHelps
Since January 2016 MiWay has been rolling out service improvements as part of the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan that moves Mississauga’s transit system from a design that radiates from the city centre to a grid network that will allow for more frequent buses along main corridors. MiWay 5 is a five-year service plan (2016 – 2020) built with community feedback to set the stage for more transit expansion and a new light rail line along Hurontario Street.

Mississauga Transitway | @MiWayHelps
When fully complete in 2017, 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.

Cycling Master Plan
The City of Mississauga has 400 kilometres of on-road bike lanes, boulevard multi-use trails, off-road trails as well as roadways that have posted bike route signs that are “bicycle friendly.” Through the Cycling Master Plan, the City plans to develop more than 900 kilometres of on and off-road cycling routes in the next 20 years.

Planning studies and Environmental Assessments (EA)

Credit River Active Transportation Bridges Class EA
The City of Mississauga, in partnership with the Region of Peel, will be undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study and a Detail Design assignment with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to identify the preferred locations for two active transportation crossings in the area of the Credit River and the QEW. This project would provide the City and the Region of Peel the opportunity to advance a key multi-modal initiative to deliver these critical links along the hydro corridor trail, which is ultimately envisioned to traverse the City of Mississauga from Halton Region to the City of Toronto.

Creditview Road EA (Bancroft to Old Creditview Road)
The City of Mississauga has recently completed a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study including preliminary design for the section of Creditview Road from Bancroft Drive to Old Creditview Road. The study was undertaken to investigate the need for additional north-south capacity and traffic management improvements.

Dundas Connects
The City of Mississauga is developing a long-term, future-oriented Master Plan for the Dundas Street Corridor. The plan will shape the future look and feel of Dundas, focusing on transit, land-use, and public space.

Lakeshore Connecting Communities
The study will build on recent planning studies to develop a design for the Lakeshore Road corridor from building face to building face that supports all modes of transportation, connects people to places, and moves goods to market. The study will also evaluate rapid transit alternatives east of Hurontario Street as well as extending rapid transit into the Port Credit area.

Mavis Road EA (Courtneypark Drive to north of Highway 407)
The City of Mississauga, in partnership with the Region of Peel, has begun a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study for Mavis Road from Courtneypark Drive West, in the City of Mississauga, to Ray Lawson Boulevard, in the City of Brampton, to address existing and future ‘multi-modal’ transportation conditions.

Mississauga Moves | Transportation Master Plan
In this time of rapid city building, technological innovation and cultural change, the Transportation Master Plan will serve as a policy framework and action plan. It will show what we know about how Mississauga moves and will lay out the City’s long range strategy for investment in and stewardship of transportation infrastructure and services.

Square One Drive Class EA (Confederation Parkway to Rathburn Road)
The City of Mississauga has started studying the extension of Square One Drive, from Rathburn Road West to Confederation Parkway, as part of a study called a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA).

Regional planning

Missing Link
The Ontario Provincial Government has announced a policy of providing two-way, all-day service on existing GO Transit rail lines. For the Milton and Kitchener lines, this is prevented by the presence of heavy freight rail traffic. The Missing Link is a package of rail improvements that would allow for substantially expanded two-way, all-day service on the Milton and Kitchener GO Transit lines by relocating heavy freight rail elsewhere.

Metrolinx and GO Transit

407 Transitway (Hurontario Street to Hwy 400) | @Metrolinx
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is currently working on Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Design Studies for the 407 Transitway from west of Hurontario Street in the City of Brampton to east of Highway 400 in the City of Vaughan; and from east of Kennedy Road in the City of Markham to east of Brock Road in the City of Pickering. They recently completed Studies for the 407 Transitway segment from east of Highway 400 to Kennedy Road. Next of the MTO’s 407 Work Plan is the initiation of Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Design Studies for the 407 Transitway segment from the Highway 403/Highway 407 interchange in the City of Mississauga to west of Hurontario Street.

Eglinton West LRT Extension | @Metrolinx
The GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program, and particularly plans for GO RER within the City of Toronto, sets the context for SmartTrack. SmartTrack proposes utilizing the GO network to provide a more urban transit service than originally contemplated with GO RER. In February 2015, Toronto City Council directed the City Manager to carry out a SmartTrack workplan and requested that Metrolinx include a number of SmartTrack elements in GO RER. SmartTrack includes a number of components including new stations, TTC fares, TTC service integration, frequency improvements on the Kitchener and Stouffville corridors, as well as an LRT along Eglinton Avenue West to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre and Pearson Airport. This connection to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre and Pearson Airport is an important transit connection for the City of Mississauga. Metrolinx and City of Toronto staff reported to the Metrolinx Board in June 2016. The associated report can be found at the above link.

Fare Integration | @Metrolinx
Metrolinx and their transit partners across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) are working towards a consistent approach to transit fares in the region.

Hurontario Light Rail Transit | @HurontarioLRT
The Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project will bring 20 kilometres of fast, reliable, rapid transit to the cities of Mississauga and Brampton along the Hurontario corridor with 22 stops.

Port Credit GO Mobility Hub Study and Redevelopment | @Metrolinx
Metrolinx, with assistance from the City of Mississauga, has prepared a Master Plan for lands south of the Port Credit GO Station. The Master Plan addresses, among other matters, land use, built form, transportation and heritage.

Regional Express Rail | @Metrolinx
Metrolinx has over 200 projects worth over $16 billion already underway with the goal of transforming from a rush hour commuter service to a two-way, all-day regional transportation service.

Regional Transportation Plan Review (The Big Move) | @Metrolinx
The Regional Transportation Plan is a plan for future transportation within the GTHA that is seamless, coordinated, efficient, equitable and user-focussed. This includes an investment strategy to finance the transportation system. Metrolinx is reviewing “The Big Move” including addressing topics such as new mobility options, active transportation and transit expansion.