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Mississauga Transitway Project

The Mississauga Transitway project involves constructing a high-efficiency east-west transitway across the City of Mississauga.

GO Transit bus riders and MiWay passengers will benefit from the Transitway, a dedicated corridor parallel to Highway 403 from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway, and the existing bus-only lane on Highway 403, connecting to Mississauga’s downtown core via Centre View Drive and Rathburn Road. The Transitway will continue east from Hurontario Street along the dedicated corridor parallel to Highway 403, Eastgate Parkway and Eglinton Avenue to Renforth Station.

When fully complete in 2016, the 18-kilometre Transitway will have 12 stations beginning at Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west and ending at Renforth Drive in the east. MiWay and GO Transit will service the Transitway as well as the TTC at Renforth.

The Mississauga Transitway is being developed in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, GO Transit (a division of Metrolinx) and the City of Mississauga.

Click on the stations below for more information.

Mississauga Transitway Route Map

Winston Churchill Station

Construction starts: Fall 2013
Station opens: 2016

Erin Mills Station

Construction starts: Fall 2013
Station opens: 2016

City Centre Station

Construction starts: Summer 2013
Station opens: 2013

Central Parkway Station

Construction starts: Fall 2010
Station opens: 2014

Cawthra Station

Construction starts: Fall 2010
Station opens: 2014

Tomken Station

Construction starts: Fall 2010
Station opens: 2014

Dixie Station

Construction starts: Fall 2010
Station opens: 2014

Tahoe Station

Construction starts: Early 2013
Station opens: 2016

Etobicoke Creek Station

Construction starts: Early 2013
Station opens: 2016

Spectrum Station

Construction starts: Early 2013
Station opens: 2016

Orbitor Station

Construction starts: Early 2013
Station opens: 2016

Renforth Station

Construction starts: Spring 2014
Station opens: 2016

 

Transitway West and Transitway East

The Transitway is divided into two segments: an east segment and a west segment that is connected by Highway 403’s existing bus bypass lane between Erin Mills Parkway, City Centre Drive, the City Centre Transit Terminal and GO’s Square One Station.

Transitway West

GO Transit is designing and constructing the Transitway’s west segment. The Transitway west and road structures will be exclusive, grade-separated, two-lane, two-way, bus-only 1.5-kilometre roadway on the north side of Highway 403. In addition to the Transitway and road structures, GO Transit is designing and constructing two new stations at Winston Churchill Boulevard and Erin Mills Parkway. The stations will include Park and Ride lots for over 600 vehicles, Kiss & Ride facilities, bicycle shelters and other amenities for increased customer convenience.

An artist’s rendering of the new terminal building at Square One in Mississauga.

A new GO Bus terminal building is being constructed at Square One in Mississauga, located on Station Gate Road. The completed station will feature a climate-controlled waiting space, washrooms, indoor ticket sales and a customer service facility. Measuring nearly 2,500 square feet, the new terminal will be a major hub for the Mississauga Transitway.

GO Transit held a public information session for the west segment of the Mississauga Transitway project on September 11, 2012. Please click here to view the presentation.

Transitway East

The City of Mississauga will construct the east segment of the Transitway, which will run from the City Centre Transit Terminal in the west to Renforth Drive in the east. There will be 10 station stops along Transitway East – the existing City Centre Transit Terminal at Square One, as well as nine newly constructed stations, including a new BRT station at Renforth Drive, west of Commerce Boulevard. The new Renforth station is a Metrolinx-funded project and GO Transit is designing and constructing the station and connecting Transitway.

An artist’s rendering of Renforth Gateway Hub from Eglinton Avenue.

 

How It Works

The Transitway will complement and connect with local bus services (MiWay) and inter-regional transit (GO Transit) and subway systems (TIC), linking high-density development and employment centres across Mississauga. Twelve designated stations will provide key connection points. Several stations will feature passenger pick-up and drop-off and/or Park & Ride facilities.

The Mississauga Transitway will run along the Highway 403, Eastgate Parkway and Eglinton Avenue corridors between Winston Churchill Boulevard and Renforth Drive, connecting to the dedicated bus bypass shoulders (BBS) already in place on Highway 403 between Erin Mills Parkway and Mavis Road (connected to the City Centre by Centre View Drive).

MiWay will operate on the Transitway servicing all stops. GO Transit will operate on the Transitway with stops at Winston Churchill, Erin Mills, Square One, Dixie and Renforth. The TTC will also service Renforth Gateway.

Transitway Connections

 

Mississauga Transitway Environmental Assessment and Renforth Gateway Transit Project Assessment Process

For information on the Mississauga Transitway Environmental Assessment, please visit please visit Mississauga Transitway - Reports. For information on the Renforth Gateway Transit Project Assessment Process, see below.

Improvements

  • Optimizing operational efficiency by creating dedicated bus lanes on a busy roadway
  • Increasing reliability and on-time performance
  • Reducing congestion on city streets

Project Description: Renforth Gateway

GO Transit has undertaken an Environmental Assessment in accordance with Ontario’s Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) to introduce bus access roads to link the future Mississauga Transitway station with major roads in the area.

Location: The study area spans the intersection of Matheson Boulevard East with Eglinton Avenue and Renforth Drive. The area is bounded by Highway 401 on the North and Eglinton Avenue on the South.

Project Stage: The Notice of Study Completion for Renforth Gateway TPAP was issued on September 14, 2011. The 30-day review period for the Environmental Project Report (EPR) ended on October 14, 2011.

Current Status: On November 16, 2011, the Minister of the Environment provided a notice to proceed. GO Transit has since issued a Statement of Completion.

Environmental Project Report: Environmental Project Report (EPR) (revised as of October 14, 2011)

Information Boards: Public Information Center #1

Next Steps: Construction on the Renforth Gateway will begin in late 2013 and is scheduled to be complete in late 2015.

For more information and to submit comments, please contact:

Mr. James Hartley, PMP
EA Project Leader
GO Transit
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 2W3
Tel: 416-869-3600 ext. 5547
E-mail: James.Hartley@gotransit.com

Dale Turvey, P.Eng.
Project Manager
McCormick Rankin Corporation
2655 North Sheridan Way, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L5K 2P8
Tel: 905-823-8500 ext. 1247
Fax: 905-823-8503
E-mail: DTurvey@mrc.ca

Project Schedule

Transitway East

The construction of the east segment of the Transitway is being phased. Phase 1 construction is currently underway. Four new stations including Central Parkway, Cawthra Road, Tomken Road and Dixie Road will be operational in 2014.

 

Section

Timing of Construction

Phase 1

Hurontario Street to Eastgate Parkway

Currently underway

Phase 2

Eastgate Parkway to Etobicoke Creek Station (at Tahoe Boulevard)

Currently underway

Phase 3

Etobicoke Creek Station to Renforth Station

Tender in early 2014

Phase 4

Renforth Station

Spring 2014

 

Transitway West

Construction of the Transitway West will also occur in phases, and is expected to begin in the fall of 2013.

 

Section

Timing of Construction

Phase 1

Erin Mills Parkway to Glen Erin Drive

Fall 2013

Phase 2

Glen Erin Drive to Winston Churchill Boulevard

Late fall 2013

 

Below is a map showing the project construction schedule:

BRT Construction Schedule

Construction Impacts

For information about current construction impacts, please visit Mississauga MiWay.

Who Is Funding the Project?

The Mississauga Transitway is a transportation infrastructure investment of approximately $259 million. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $83 million to the City of Mississauga and GO Transit through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund. The Province of Ontario has already provided $65 million to the City of Mississauga to support the project and is contributing another $48 million in GO Transit investments. The City of Mississauga will fund the remainder of the project costs.

Transitway Funding Partners Transitway GO Funding Map Transitway Mississauga Funding Map

 

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