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Dundas BRT - Provide Your Feedback

Metrolinx is continuing to advance plans for the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor. The purpose of the Dundas BRT project is to evaluate a proposed transit corridor along a 48 kilometre stretch of Dundas Street from Highway 6 in the City of Hamilton through to the Kipling Transit Hub in the City of Toronto, linking Etobicoke and Mississauga City Centres. More than 20 kilometres, of the 48 kilometre corridor, will operate in bus lanes, or in a dedicated right-of-way, separate from other traffic, allowing for more frequent and reliable transit connections.   

The study is structured into the following four areas along Dundas, three Transit Project Assessment Processes (TPAPs) for Toronto, Mississauga East and Mississauga West, and one Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC). 

  • Toronto – Kipling Transit Hub to Etobicoke Creek 
  • Mississauga East – Etobicoke Creek to Confederation Parkway 
  • Mississauga West – Confederation Parkway to Ninth Line 
  • Halton and Hamilton – Ninth Line to Highway 6 (no TPAP anticipated)  

map of the Dundas BRT alignment

Preliminary Design - Feedback

The preliminary design phase is formed from the Dundas Connects Master Plan and the Metrolinx Initial Business Case, and will build upon the pre-planning completed as part of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for Toronto and Mississauga. In this phase, the project team will utilize the analyses of technical and environmental studies and public engagement to refine the BRT design to a 30% design level. The 30% design will seek to further refine corridor infrastructure widths such as lanes, buffers, boulevards, active transportation facilities, and grading limits in order to reduce the site-specific impacts identified in the TPAP.  Outcomes from the preliminary design will inform the Preliminary Design Business Case, which will be completed by the project team to allow Metrolinx to make evidence-based investment decisions.

  • Pinch points are areas of special interest where further study is required to understand the impact of BRT infrastructure in these locations. This could include assessment of the impact of widening to accommodate BRT lanes, removing existing traffic capacity and or environmental considerations. The goal of the project is to ensure that the design of the pinch point locations  ensures that the design solution is sensitive to the local context while ensuring transit reliability is maintained through these areas and across the corridor . 
  • Environmental studies for Toronto and Mississauga to identify the existing (or baseline) environmental conditions, determine any potential impacts as a result of this project, and propose measures to mitigate potential negative impacts  are underway. The identification of existing environmental conditions is now complete. Next steps involve identifying potential impacts and developing proposed mitigation measures. The studies being conducted by the project team are: 

Existing conditions - Toronto

Existing conditions - Mississauga east

Existing Conditions - Mississauga West

We look forward to sharing more details about the following project elements through future rounds of engagement: 

Round 3 Engagement:  

  • Mississauga East environmental reports, including potential impacts and proposed mitigation measures  
  • Shortlisted infrastructure design alternatives for Toronto and evaluation of alternatives for the pinch point in Erindale Valley (Mississauga West) 

Round 4 Engagement:  

  • Preliminary design for Halton and Hamilton  
  • Stop locations and amenities for Halton and Hamilton 
  • Evaluation of integrated BRT routing and service level throughout the entire corridor  

Round 5 Engagement: 

  • Toronto and Mississauga West environmental summary reports, including potential impacts and proposed mitigation measures  
  • Preliminary corridor design for Mississauga West 
  • Preliminary Design Business Case outcomes with preferred service and infrastructure options throughout the corridor, including pinch points in Mississauga West and Toronto  
  • Mississauga East Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) Completion update  

Stay Involved!

We appreciate the time you have taken to learn more about our plans and value your opinions. Please submit your feedback by September 23, 2021.  

www.metrolinx.com/dundasbrt  

We have a dedicated Community Relations team for each region available to answer your questions at any time.  

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