The Downtown21 Master Plan process (Downtown21) commenced in January 2009 with an aggressive outreach process to collaboratively build a new vision for Downtown Mississauga
Lots of great NEW additions are comming our way to the Mississauga City Centre Core. This is all part of the Downtown21 Master Plan. The City of Mississauga continues to move forward on its $1.3-billion light-rail transit (LRT) project . The LRT, which will run along Hurontario St. from Port Credit to downtown Brampton, has moved into the design phase. The 20-kilometre route will have as many as 32 stations and is being touted as a way to reduce commute times and improve connections to GO Transit and the Bus Rapid Transit line, which is currently under construction, and other transit options.
Approaching from the north, the transit route utilizes a new bridge over Highway 403 that aligns with the north-south portion of City Centre Drive. This bridge avoids the Highway 403 interchange at Hurontario Street and provides a valuable pedestrian and bicycle connection across Highway 403, connecting the north and south portions of the Cooksville Creek Greenway. The route then travels west along Rathburn Road to Living Arts Drive, south to Burnhamthorpe Road and then east back to Hurontario Street.
A secondary connection travels south along City Centre Drive via Clarica Drive to Hurontario Street. The resulting downtown system creates routing and operational flexibility. From the south (Port Credit) – LRT can circle the downtown and return south. From the north (Burnhamthorpe) – LRT can circle the downtown and return north. Every second LRT vehicle can be a through trip.
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