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The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project - Neighbours & Engagement

Land Acknowledgement  

Metrolinx wishes to recognize that it operates on the traditional territories of the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples.

In particular, we acknowledge that the Hurontario LRT project is taking place on the treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, traversing both the Head of the Lake Purchase Treaty 13 (1805) and Treaty 19 (1818).

We acknowledge that Metrolinx operates on these lands and has a responsibility to work with the original keepers of this territory and the many diverse Indigenous Peoples living here today.

Metrolinx remains committed to engaging with Indigenous Peoples and Nations on the Hurontario LRT project.

Meet the Team

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Raj Khetarpal

Acting VP for Community Engagement – 905 Region

Leona Hollingsworth Headshot

Leona Hollingsworth

Sr. Manager Community Engagement – Peel Region

Madeha Khalid headshot

Madeha Khalid

Community Relations and Issues Specialist

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Jessica Singh

Community Relations and Issues Specialist

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Flora Devarajah

Community Relations and Issues Specialist

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Noelle Wannamaker

Community Relations and Issues Specialist

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Engaging with the communities impacted by our work is important to us. Our usual community outreach efforts have faced unique challenges over the past year due the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting to these challenges, we’ve still found creative ways to stay connected with our neighbours through digital and virtual engagement initiatives.

This graphic depicts how Metrolinx has continued to engage with residents of Mississauga and Brampton during the pandemic.

Building broader awareness about the project in the communities we serve about a new, environmentally friendly, and reliable transit option for a rapidly growing region.

This graphic depicts Community Relations team working with the community.

Safety is our number one priority. Ensuring that everyone gets home safe at the end of each day is a shared commitment that we take very seriously. This commitment can only be achieved in partnership with the staff on the job site and the broader community impacted by our work.

We promise to do our part by ensuring our work sites are kept clean, safe, and secure through regular safety focus audits and site inspections.

We are also committed to ensuring that the appropriate signage is in place to provide advanced communication about potential hazards for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians to make informed decisions when travelling near construction sites.

The Graphic explains the importance of five-point Personal Protective Gear on a construction site.

From design to construction, safety is always on top of mind for teams working on the Hurontario LRT Project. But that doesn’t happen without special planning in cooperation with EMS, police, and fire.

Our traffic, cyclist, and pedestrian protection plans are developed together with City of Mississauga, City of Brampton, Region of Peel, Metrolinx, Mobilinx and Peel Regional Police.

Prior to developing these plans, hazard assessments are conducted to ensure compliance with regulations and industry best practices. In addition, access to many businesses and homes are converting to right-in and right-out access – which refers to the way traffic will need to flow, so essentially no left turns from driveways. When the Hurontario LRT is operational, commuter vehicles will be prohibited from making left turns at non-signalized intersections, including driveways. This is done to minimize the risk of a collision between vehicles and LRVs. Signage and traffic signals will be visible to direct drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists away from the tracks, for their safety and the safety of others.

All of this helps protect those working inside our work zones as well as those travelling around them. To learn more, check out the Metrolinx blog story on how interactions between the Hurontario LRT and first responders has been a priority while planning the route.

This graphic describes the steps to take in order to stay safe when walking, cycling or driving near a construction site.

Metrolinx and HuLRT constructor Mobilinx, as well as our partners at the City of Brampton and City of Mississauga, continue to consult with fire and emergency services to not only ensure that emergency vehicles can easily and safely navigate construction areas, but also Hurontario Street once the light rail vehicle (LRV) is running.

At any time, the LRV operator can slow the LRV to allow an emergency vehicle to safely pass. Traffic flow on Hurontario will change for some residents and businesses to right in and right out access only. Maintaining safe access for emergency vehicles has been a priority consideration through planning and design. Learn more →