Mississauga staff identifying landmark stops for LRT

Hurontoria LRT1A stop hierarchy for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) has been prepared by Mississauga City staff.

The hierarchy will  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.”

Hurontoria LRT Stop Categories

Level 1 Stop: Mineola, North Service, Central Parkway, Matthews Gate, Bristol, Britannia and Courtney Park
A level 1 stop represents the base design for locations along the LRT corridor associated with stable areas, generally lower densities and areas of the corridor that connect with local neighbourhoods.

Level 2 Stop: Queensway, Dundas, The Exchange, Duke of York, Robert Speck, Eglinton, Matheson, and Derry
A level 2 stop builds upon the Level 1 stop with enhancements of stop design elements.
Level 2 stops are to visually express important destinations along the corridor that are significant citywide.

Level 3 Stop: Port Credit, Cooksville, Rathburn, Highway 407
A level 3 stop is the highest category of stop design. Level 3 stops characteristically represent important gateways and ‘entrances’ to the City that symbolize points of departure and arrival.  They are also associated with significant places in the City such as the downtown or waterfront.

The hierarchy is an important framework and point of reference for the development of stop designs that will be generated by bidding teams through the Metrolinx procurement process.

About the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project
The Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project will bring 20 kilometres of fast, reliable, rapid transit to the cities of Mississauga and Brampton along the Hurontario corridor. New, modern light rail vehicles will travel in a dedicated right-of-way and serve 22 stops with connections to GO Transit’s Milton and Lakeshore West rail lines, Mississauga MiWay, Brampton Züm, and the Mississauga Transitway. The Hurontario project is part of Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan to provide residents and businesses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with fast, convenient and integrated transit. Metrolinx will be responsible for implementing the project. Metrolinx will work in partnership with the cities of Mississauga and Brampton and other stakeholders to advance work on the project. For more information, go towww.metrolinx.com/hurontario. The Hurontario LRT project is funded through a $1.4 billion commitment from the Province of Ontario, the Hurontario LRT is a signature project of the Moving Ontario Forward plan. – CINEWS

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