Mississauga Transitway Project

Customer Impact

On the evening of October 31, 2014 (approximately 10 p.m.), the Highway 403 northwest ramp will be closed for the weekend. Refer to the latest construction notice for more details.

The new Mississauga Transitway will provide more efficient and reliable east-west transit service on a dedicated bus corridor. The construction of the Transitway is well underway with GO Transit constructing the west segment and the City of Missississauga constructing the east segment.

When the 18-kilometre Transitway is complete in 2017, there will be 12 stations, including renovations to the existing hub in the city core with new bus shelters at MiWay's City Centre Transit Terminal in 2014, and a new station building at GO Transit's Square One Bus Terminal by the end of 2015.

MiWay and GO Transit will operate along the Transitway, which will connect to the TTC at Renforth Station.

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.

What is the Mississauga Transitway route?

Buses will travel along a dedicated corridor parallel to Highway 403 from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway and along the existing bus bypass lane on Highway 403. Buses will then connect to Mississauga’s downtown core via Centre View Drive and Rathburn Road. The Mississauga Transitway will continue east from Hurontario Street along a dedicated corridor parallel to Highway 403, Eastgate Parkway and Eglinton Avenue to service the Renforth Gateway.

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 Transit Terminal & Square One GO Bus Station

Construction starts: Summer 2014
Station operational: 2016

Central Parkway Station

Construction starts: Fall 2010
Station opens: In-service

Cawthra Station

Construction starts: Fall 2010
Station opens: In-service

Tomken Station

Construction starts: Fall 2010
Station opens: In-service

Dixie Station

Construction starts: Fall 2010
Station opens: In-service

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 Gateway

Construction starts: Starting fall 2014
Station operational: 2017

 

How It Works

The Transitway will connect GO Transit with local bus services (MiWay) and subway systems (TTC) to link high-density development and employment centres across Mississauga.

Mississauga Transitway West

GO Transit is designing and constructing the Mississauga Transitway’s west segment – which includes a bus-only 1.5-kilometre corridor that runs parallel to the north side of Highway 403 and three new stations at Winston Churchill Boulevard, Erin Mills Parkway and Renforth Drive. These stations will include Park ‘N’ Ride spaces for over 600 vehicles (total), Kiss ‘N’ Ride facilities, bicycle shelters and other amenities for increased customer convenience. More info about Winston Churchill GO Bus Station, Erin Mills GO Bus Station and Renforth Gatway can be found below.

Mississauga Transitway East

The City of Mississauga is responsible for the construction of the Mississauga Transitway east from the City Centre to Renforth Station (Commerce Blvd.). Transitway stations will be constructed at Tomken Road, Tahoe Boulevard, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum Way and Orbiter Drive. The Cawthra Road and Dixie Road Transitway stations will have Park ‘N’ Ride lots available to customers.

More information about the east segment stations and construction impacts can be found on the MiWay website.

Winston Churchill GO Bus Station

The Project

To accommodate increased demand, improve your experience and our operations, GO Transit will be constructing a new GO Bus Station at Winston Churchill Boulevard.The new station building will meet the long-term needs of customers, with improved customer service, comfort and convenience, including:

  • Heated/air conditioned waiting area
  • Public washrooms
  • Kiss 'N Ride
  • Parking for up to 300 cars; approximately seven spaces will be accessible
  • Heated platform shelters
  • Bus platforms with ticket vending machines and information boards
  • Bicycle shelters
  • A pedestrian walkway, integrated cycling paths and enhanced landscaping

Construction of the new station started in 2013.The station is expected to be operational in 2016.

Customer Impact

Construction may impact traffic flow and will require lane reductions on Winston Churchill Boulevard until late 2015.

Phase three construction at Glen Erin Drive will start in August 2014. A slight diversion onto Glen Erin Drive will be in effect which will allow contractors to complete the other half of Glen Erin Drive underpass.

Additional work in this area will include an upgrade to the Highway 403 (north-east and south-east) off ramp at the intersection of Winston Churchill Boulevard, which will provide north-bound commuters better access to Artesian Drive and Credit Valley Road.

The majority of this work will take place on weekdays from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. with some night work on the Highway 403 ramps. Minor disruptions such as dust and noise can be expected during this time.

Erin Mills GO Station

The Project

To accommodate increased demand, improve your experience and our operations, GO Transit will be constructing a new GO Bus Station at Erin Mills Parkway.The new station building will meet the long-term needs of customers, with improved customer service, comfort and convenience, including:

  • Heated/air conditioned waiting area
  • Public washrooms
  • Kiss 'N Ride
  • Parking for up to 300 cars; approximately seven spaces will be accessible
  • Heated platform shelters
  • Bus platforms with ticket vending machines and information boards
  • Bicycle shelters
  • A pedestrian walkway, integrated cycling paths and enhanced landscaping

Construction of the new station started in 2013. The station is expected to be operational in 2016.

Customer Impact

Construction may impact traffic flow and will require lane reductions on Erin Mills Parkway until late 2015.

The majority of this work will take place on weekdays from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. with some night work on the Highway 403 ramps. Minor disruptions such as dust and noise can be expected during this time.

Renforth Gateway

The Project

To accommodate increased demand, improve your experience and our operations, GO Transit will be constructing the Renforth Gateway which will be a hub for GO Transit, MiWay and TTC.

The new station building will meet the long-term needs of customers, with improved customer service, comfort and convenience, including:

  • Heated shelters
  • Public washrooms
  • A temporary Kiss 'N Ride is available north of Eglinton Avenue
  • Parking is not available at this station
  • Bus platforms with ticket vending machines and information boards
  • Bicycle shelters
  • Accessible elevators

Construction is scheduled to start Fall 2014 and the station is expected to be operational in 2017.

Project Schedule

Phase 1

Phase 1 was completed in November 2014 by the City of Mississauga. The east segment has four new stations -  Central Parkway, Cawthra Road, Tomken Road and Dixie Road. MiWay will start service on Phase 1 on November 17, 2014 on MiLocal Route 21 and MiExpress Routes 107 and 109.

Phase 1

GO Transit is constructing two west segment transitway stations and the connecting bus corridor at Winston Churchill and Erin Mills. They are scheduled to open in 2016. GO Transit is also building a new bus station in downtown Mississauga and this will be a key connection point to the Mississauga Transitway for GO customers.

In the east segment of the transitway, stations at Tahoe, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum and Orbitor, are being constructed by Mississauga and are expected to open in 2016.

The Renforth Gateway station and transit connections to Highway 427 are being constructed by GO Transit and scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Below is a map showing the project construction schedule:

 

Map 2

Time Travel Savings

GO Transit Time Savings in 2017

  • GO Transit currently offers service to and from Square One in Mississauga using the 400-series highways.
  • The new Mississauga Transitway will allow GO to serve new areas of Mississauga without compromising travel times and ride quality to existing customers.
  • When GO shifts its services onto the Mississauga Transitway, it will provide GO customers with a faster ride at rush hours - up to 15 minutes faster in the peak period.
  • More choice through more stations and great reliability while travelling on the dedicated bus corridor.

Expected Travel Times Savings

  • Winston Churchill to Renforth before transitway = Approximately 32-42 minutes.
    Winston Churchill to Renforth after transitway = Approximately 20 minutes.
  • Expected times savings from the Winston Churchill Station location to the Renforth Station depending on the time of day, traffic conditions and route travelled = Approximately 15-18 minutes.
  • Bypassing traffic congestion for a more reliable commute, making it faster and easier to travel across the city.

Who Is Funding the Project?

The Mississauga Transitway project is funded through a joint partnership between three levels of government:

  • The Government of Canada is contributing up to $83 million to the project through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund ($59 million to the City of Mississauga for the east segment and $24 million to Metrolinx for the west segment)
  • The Province of Ontario has provided $65 million to the City of Mississauga to support the project and is contributing another $48 million to Metrolinx for investment in Metrolinx assets related to the transitway.
  • The City of Mississauga and Metrolinx will fund the remaining project costs.
Transitway Funding Partners