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Connecting the Stops

Mississauga’s and Brampton’s rapid transit and urban design feasibility plans prove that local transportation hopes run eternal.

Ontario, Canada

Can Pedestrians, Cars, LRVs, and Bicycles All Get Along?

Comprehensive higher-order transit, land use and urban design Feasibility/Master Plan study for the Hurontario/Main Street corridor will mark the beginning of a transition from sprawling car-dominated environments to modern multi-modal cities.

The Top Five

The study had 5 key objectives: (i) to examine rapid transit feasibility along Hurontario/Main Street between Port Credit and downtown Brampton; (ii) to develop appropriate land use and urban design policies and initiatives to support rapid transit service; (iii) to identify potential social, economic, and environmental impacts of various rapid transit routes and technologies; (iv) to undertake the study to comply with Phase 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process for Master Plans; and, (v) to ensure that residents and key stakeholders play an active role in shaping the future of the Hurontario Street/Main Street Corridor.

Character Development

Urban design analysis incorporated all aspects required for the integration of built form and transportation strategies, as well as aspects which form part of the greater vision. Working with the MMM Group, and stemming from this analysis and public consultation, DIALOG developed a Conceptual Character Plan of different Character Areas along the Hurontario/Main Street corridor.

Creating & Connecting Hubs

Hurontario/Main Street is a key north-south transit corridor linking Mississauga and Brampton, and provides access to other strategic inter-regional transit systems.

Project facts

Completed: 2009
Client: City of Brampton and City of Mississauga

Achievements & Awards

Award of Excellence Transportation and Infrastructure Category, Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)