Category Archives: Transit

Trees Relocated Along Hurontario Street to Prepare for New Light Rail Transit System

Today, the City of Mississauga relocated seven Pyramidal English Oak trees to the centre median on Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., west of Promontory Cres. The Hurontario St. Pyramidal English Oak trees have been part of the City’s temporary Public Art program for the last three years. Led by the City’s Forestry team, the trees were moved from the centre median on Hurontario St., north of Matthews Gate to prepare for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.

“Trees play an important role in our community including mitigating stormwater runoff and reducing environmental impacts. We are taking every effort to ensure those trees that can be relocated continue to benefit our community,” said Jessica McEachren, Manager, Forestry. “We will be monitoring the status of the newly replanted Pyramidal English Oak trees to gain a better understanding of what’s needed to successfully relocate and protect other trees on the Hurontario St. centre median.”

Additional trees along the Hurontario St. centre median will be relocated in spring 2018 to prepare for LRT construction.

“To accommodate for the LRT, some trees along Hurontario St. will be removed and/or relocated where possible,” said Joe Perrotta, Director, Hurontario LRT Project Office. “We’re looking for opportunities to enhance the tree canopy along the boulevards and committed to removing as few trees as possible. Where trees have to be removed, they will be replaced in a sustainable manner. Mature and healthy trees not impacted by construction will be protected in accordance with the City’s Forestry standards.”

The Hurontario LRT will bring 20 kilometres of fast, reliable, rapid transit to the cities of Mississauga and Brampton along the Hurontario corridor. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 and anticipated to be completed in 2022. For more information about the Hurontario LRT, visit metrolinx.com/HurontarioLRT.

To learn more about the City’s Parks and Forestry team, visit mississauga.ca/parks&forestry and read Urban Tree Canopy.

Plans for Hurontario Light Rail Transit Stops

At today’s General Committee Meeting, staff presented a stop hierarchy for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) to identify key stop locations along the corridor and set the framework for stop design in Mississauga.

“The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project is a major City building initiative,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The stops will be important landmarks in communities where people gather for travel to work, school, events and appointments. The stops will be what unifies the LRT with the communities of Hurontario.”

“Mississauga staff undertook a careful examination of the Hurontario corridor to identify stop locations that warrant more profile or an elevated level of design,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. “Metrolinx held a design excellence workshop in June with the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Ad Hoc Council Working Group and City staff to help set the hierarchy.”

“The transit stop is an important civic symbol and is considered to be an icon for mobility and connectivity between places and destinations in an urban setting,” said Joe Perrotta, Director Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project Office. “Through design, the transit stop can communicate something about its location, sense of place, land use setting, community character and history. The stop hierarchy factors in existing conditions along the LRT corridor and how Hurontario Street is to evolve and transform in the future.” Continue reading Plans for Hurontario Light Rail Transit Stops

MiWay Public Information Sessions

MiWay is hosting five public information sessions in October for residents and MiWay customers to learn about year two of the Five Year Service Plan. The year two service plan focuses on service improvements in Central and West Mississauga as well as realigning services to connect to the four remaining Mississauga Transitway stations when they open in 2017. Continue reading MiWay Public Information Sessions

Two More GO Train Trips and Parking for Commuters in Mississauga

Starting September 6, 2016, Metrolinx is adding one new morning and one new afternoon GO train trip between Milton and Toronto that will stop at all stations along the Milton line, including those in Mississauga: Lisgar, Meadowvale, Streetsville, Erindale, Cooksville and Dixie. The new trips will run as follows:

A new trip will depart from Milton GO Station at 5:59 a.m. each weekday, making all stops to Union Station and arriving at 7:00 a.m.

A new trip will depart from Union Station at 5:55 p.m. each weekday, making all stops to Milton GO Station and arriving at 6:54 p.m.

Also, construction will begin this fall to add over 250 parking spaces at the Streetsville GO Station, bringing the total number of available spaces to more than 1,700. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2018.

Construction will also begin this fall on approximately 130 new parking spaces at the Square One Bus Terminal, bringing the total number of available parking spaces to more than 330, with completion expected next spring.

Canadian Forces Veterans Ride Free on August 20 – Warriors’ Day Parade

Canadian Forces veterans and a friend may ride for free with MiWay on Saturday, August 20 to attend the 95th Warriors’ Day Parade.

“MiWay is proud to support the Warriors’ Day Parade and the Canadian Forces veterans for the sacrifices they have made for their country,” said Geoff Marinoff, director, Transit. Continue reading Canadian Forces Veterans Ride Free on August 20 – Warriors’ Day Parade