MiWay Update

MiWay will Service Two New Mississauga Transitway Stations May 1

April 25, 2017 - On May 1, the final two City-constructed Mississauga Transitway stations will open. Spectrum Station and Orbitor Station offer MiWay commuters in the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre an efficient way to travel directly from Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west to Commerce Boulevard in the east.

“The Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre is a key economic hub in the City and Routes 107 and 109 will begin servicing these two new stations on May 1,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “This will allow for easier connections to Mississauga’s downtown core and neighbouring municipalities. These stations will allow passengers faster travel across our city that is uninterrupted by traffic congestion.”

MiWay will extend service in the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre from Etobicoke Creek Station to the two new stations. Construction of the Mississauga Transitway includes 25 overpasses and underpasses allowing continuous travel on the dedicated bus corridor.

About the Stations

Eleven stations are now complete along with 17 of the 18 kilometre transitway. In addition to the new Spectrum and Orbitor stations, MiWay also offers dedicated bus service at Winston Churchill, Erin Mills, City Centre Transit Terminal (Rathburn Road and Hurontario Street), Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken, Dixie, Tahoe and Etobicoke Creek.

Renforth Gateway, the final station constructed by Metrolinx, is scheduled to open in fall 2017. At that time, more GO Transit buses will take advantage of the Mississauga Transitway to complement MiWay’s service.

With the opening of Spectrum and Orbitor stations, a multi-use trail that is in the design phase will be located beside the transitway to provide better connections to the stations. Bicycle lock ups are available at every station, and bicycle roll-ups are installed at stations with stairs.

Stations are fully accessible and offer transit riders heated and enclosed waiting areas as well as a public service announcement system. For more information and a list of full amenities visit miway.ca/transitway

The Creative Side of the Stations

Seven of the new transitway stations have permanent public art called Building Colour, by artist Panya Clark Espinal. The artwork uses a combination of sculptural components made of bronze, glass, colour changing LED lighting and touch sensitive pieces. The intent of Building Colour is to use artwork to create a work site which is unoccupied by its workers. For more information on Building Colour visit culture.mississauga.ca/content/art

Background

When fully complete in fall 2017, the 18 kilometre transitway will have 12 stations from Winston Churchill in the west to Renforth Gateway in the east. The dedicated bus corridor will reduce travel times and make travel connections from Renforth Station to Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Bloor-Danforth Subway line easier via Highway 427.

The City of Mississauga is the first municipality in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to construct a dedicated transitway.

Construction of the Mississauga Transitway is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, Metrolinx and the City of Mississauga.

Learn more about the transitway by visiting miway.ca/transitway. For information on MiWay’s five-year service expansion plans from 2016 to 2020 visit miway.ca/miway5.

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MiWay continues to implement the new MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020) that will begin shifting the transit system to a grid network and in the process, deliver 10 key benefits for our customers, including integration with the full Mississauga Transitway (expected in 2017). The planned changes are outlined on www.miway.ca/miway5 .

The most significant changes occurred on April 11, 2016 when the bus stops at the City Centre Transit Terminal (200 Rathburn Road West) will be relocated to platforms along Rathburn Road due to construction. It is expected that construction will be complete by the September 5 board period. (Please see www.miway.ca/cctt). The bus loop at the Terminal will be closed to vehicles because of restoration work and repairs that are required to the concrete infrastructure at the south end of the Terminal.

The Mississauga Transitway is a key component of Ontario’s Smart Growth program for development of the Greater Toronto Area and connects to a 100 km wide initiative that will create a dedicated bus corridor from Oakville to Pickering.

When fully complete in 2017, the 18 kilometre transitway will have 12 stations beginning at Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west and ending at Renforth Drive in the east. The Mississauga Transitway will make it faster and easier for commuters to travel to, from and through Mississauga and across the region.

The Renforth Gateway Station is scheduled to be completed in 2017. The station will help make travel to Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Bloor-Danforth subway line easier via Highway 427.

Find your destination on the improved Trip Planner at www.miway.ca/planatrip.

The $1.00 Senior Cash Fare pilot has been extended Valid on Weekdays (from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and after 7 p.m.) and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Have your $1 fare ready when boarding and be prepared to show valid photo ID (Government issued or MiWay Senior Photo ID).