Statement from Metrolinx CEO on the Hurontario LRT Project Status

TORONTO: March 21, 2019 – “In order to offer riders a more convenient route and alleviate potential budget pressures on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, changes to the scope of the project, recommended by Metrolinx, have been approved by the Government of Ontario.

These changes include:

  • Removing the Mississauga city centre loop and creating a direct in-out access route from Hurontario to the Rathburn stop, located next to the MiWay Transit Terminal
  • Deferring the pedestrian bridge at the Cooksville stop to be included in a future Transit Oriented Development between the stop and the GO station
  • Changes to street-scaping along the corridor

Metrolinx will continue to work with MTO and report back as the procurement process progresses.

The changes have been designed to reduce project costs while still achieving the project goal of providing a fast, reliable and seamless customer experience between the new Hurontario LRT line, the GO Transit network, and the local transit systems.

There are provisions in the contract language to adapt to future changes or additions to the LRT, including the completion of Mississauga’s City Centre loop and/or a potential extension into Brampton.

Under the revised scope, the Hurontario LRT will provide 18 km of reliable rapid transit with 19 stops in a dedicated right-of-way. The Hurontario LRT will link the GO stations at Port Credit and Cooksville, the Mississauga Transitway, Square One GO Bus Terminal, Brampton Gateway Terminal and key Züm and MiWay routes.”

Phil Verster

President and CEO, Metrolinx

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#MeetDowntownBrampton: Parkplace Dental Centre

#MeetDowntownBrampton: Park Place Dental Centre

What do you love most about running a small business?
I feel very privileged to have had the ability to surround myself with a dedicated team that gives my practice the type of environment that makes me happy to go to every day. With my chosen coworkers by my side, we strive to provide advanced quality care to our patients.

What inspired you to open your business?
I’ve wanted to be a dentist from a very young age. After graduating from University of Toronto in 1982, Brampton was the best place for me to start my practice. It was a fast growing community with affordable housing and great conveniences. I made the right choice! Today, my group practices are still growing, we see kids at Park Place Junior, General Dentists 4 Kids and adults here at Park Place Dental Centre. I have been able to grow my dental implant practice within the dental office. This has made me very happy.

What do you love most about our city/ downtown?
I love the vision our city planner has for the downtown; the future plans are great for the development of our multicultural city. My wife Mary and I raised our kids here and enjoyed the recreation centers, racket ball courts and overall community feeling. My friends and I now enjoy taking walks with our wives in our great park system. I feel very lucky to live and work in Brampton.

– Dr. Emil Svoboda, ParkPlace Dental Centre, in downtown Brampton since 2010.

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#MeetDowntownBrampton: Fanzorelli’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

#MeetDowntownBrampton: Fanzorelli’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

What do you love most about running a small business?
The freedom to make the decisions that will enhance my business.

What inspired you to open your business?
I started at Fanzorelli’s in Feb 2011 as a server, and left in Oct 2014. After being promoted to manager, the former owner approached me to buy the restaurant, I seized the amazing opportunity with both hands and haven’t looked back ever since! .

What do you love most about our city/downtown?
Brampton offers a variety of cultures and therefore offers everything to suit us all. So many people are involved with making this restaurant an even better place and that is truly encouraging as a business owner. .

– Sabena Coulter, Fanzorelli’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, business owner since 2016. @fanzorellisrestaurant

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