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Imagine an LRT along Hurontario and Main Streets:
Open houses, March 30, 31

Thumbnail image for Hurontario 2.bmpImagine a light-rail transit (LRT) line operating along Main and Hurontario Streets between downtown Brampton and Port Credit.

That’s what the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga want you to think about, before you attend the third and final round of public information centres for the Hurontario / Main Street transit study on Tuesday, March 30 and Wednesday, March 31.

After earlier open houses in June and October, 2008 and in June 2009, and having also consulted Mississauga Transit and Brampton Transit staff, other City and provincial government officials, the study team is now recommending light rail transit for this corridor.

In their proposal, a light rail transit line would start at the Brampton GO Station. Southbound transit cars would start their trips on the south side of Church Street, travel southward along Main Streets North and Sotuh through traffic to around Charolais Boulevard, then continue in transit-only lanes in middle of the street along Main Street South and Hurontario Street. The line would loop around the Square One / Mississauga City Centre area, then continue through transit-only lanes to just south of the Queen Elizabeth Way. The line would then continue through mixed traffic along Hurontario and Port Streets to end at Elizabeth Street in the Port Credit harbour area.

Northbound LRT vehicles would reverse the route, but, in downtown Brampton, they would jog west along Wellington Street, then north along George Street, passing the Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal. A tunnel would carry the cars beneath the railway tracks so that passengers could connect with GO trains from a stop on Church Street, north of the station.

LRT passengers would be able to connect with GO trains at Brampton, Cooksville and Port Credit Stations and also transfer to other transit services at major terminals at the Mississauga City Centre, Shoppers World and Downtown Brampton. (Brampton Transit will move its current Shoppers World terminal closer to Main Street.)

Open houses, March 30 and 31

At these open houses, you can learn more about what the study staff and consultants are recommending to the residents of the two cities and, especially, to people living along the corridor. City staff and the project consultants will be on hand to discuss the issues and answer your questions. You can stay as long as you’d like or drop by for just a few minutes.

Tuesday, March 30

From 5 until 8 p.m.
Brampton City Hall,
2 Wellington Street West.

Wednesday March 31

From 5 until 8 p.m.
Mississauga Civic Centre,
Great Hall
300 Civic Centre Drive.

You can find out more about the Hurontario / Main Street study here.

You can read the study’s latest newsletter here. (.pdf)

You can read the study team’s recommendations to Brampton City Council here and Mississauga City Council here. (both .pdfs)

“Higher-order” transit — meaning light rail transit or bus rapid transit — along Hurontario and Main Streets was one of 15 priority transit projects that Metrolinx recommended in “The Big Move”, its regional transportation plan.

The project is also one of 52 that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty listed in his MoveOntario 2020 transit plan.