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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
- 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
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
Mr. James Hartley, PMP
EA Project Leader
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 2W3
Tel: 416-869-3600 ext. 5547
Dale Turvey, P.Eng.
McCormick Rankin Corporation
2655 North Sheridan Way, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L5K 2P8
Tel: 905-823-8500 ext. 1247
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.
Timing of Construction
Hurontario Street to Eastgate Parkway
Eastgate Parkway to Etobicoke Creek Station (at
Etobicoke Creek Station to Renforth Station
Tender in early 2014
Construction of the Transitway West will also occur in
phases, and is expected to begin in the fall of 2013.
Timing of Construction
Erin Mills Parkway to Glen Erin Drive
Glen Erin Drive to Winston Churchill Boulevard
Late fall 2013
Below is a map showing the project construction schedule:
For information about current construction impacts, please
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.