For the City of Mississauga to achieve its strategic vision, we must build a reliable, efficient and sustainable inter-regional transit system. This will help people move in and out of the city and enable us to address our economic losses and create jobs. This is especially important in the coming years.

While we’re continuing to make significant investments in public transit locally, we need additional investments from the provincial (and federal) government to achieve our long-term transit objectives. For this reason, it’s important that the next provincial government is committed to continuing to work with us to build a 21st century multi-modal, regionally-focused transit system.

What we need the next Ontario government to do

Build the downtown loop

In March 2019, the Ontario government announced scope changes to the Hurontario LRT (HuLRT) project by removing the downtown loop. The downtown loop is a critical part of the project that will help Downtown Mississauga to reach its full potential.

Thousands of jobs, businesses and housing units are located along the Hurontario corridor. In addition, Oxford Properties will be building a major mixed-use development in our Downtown Square One District. To connect all these downtown residents and businesses with the rest of Mississauga, we need the downtown loop. Therefore, it’s important that the next provincial government considers the downtown loop a funding priority.

Map of Mississauga with the population and employment within a 2.5km proximity to each of the GO stations marked on the Hurontario LRT line outlined. From left to right, the numbers include Lisgar GO station with 76,000; Meadowvale GO station with 147,900; Streetsville GO station with 144,800; Erindale GO station with 124,000; Milton GO station with 218,200; and Dixie GO station with 94,800.

Develop all-day, two-way GO service on the Milton Corridor

The Milton GO Rail Corridor is the second busiest corridor in the GO Transit network. It serves over 20,000 passengers and six stations every day. There are also 77,000 jobs along this corridor in Mississauga. With this in mind, increasing all-day, two-way service on this corridor will enable us to:

  • Respond to growing traffic congestion
  • Meet the demand for inter-regional transit service
  • Support economic development

Despite all these benefits and a commitment for up to 50 per cent of the funding from the federal government, the provincial government has yet to commit an all-day, two-way GO service on the Milton corridor. It’s important that the next provincial government continue discussions and develop a plan for implementing increased passenger service here.

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