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Heritage Road Layover

Kitchener Corridor - Heritage Road Layover

Indigenous Peoples and Nations

Metrolinx acknowledges that it operates on the traditional territory of Indigenous Peoples including the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. In particular, we acknowledge that the Heritage Layover Project is proposed on lands covered by Treaty 19, 1818 with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Metrolinx is committed to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and to working towards meaningful reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land.

What's New


Metrolinx continues to engage with Indigenous Nations to ensure that adverse impacts to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights are avoided or minimized in as part of a meaningful consultation process. As a result, Metrolinx has decided to pause the Heritage Road Layover Project Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) until any impacts can be determined.

The Notice of Issue can be found here →.

Project Overview

To accommodate the planned growth and service improvements on Kitchener GO Rail Corridor, construction of a new train layover (Heritage Road Layover) is proposed. The facility would be located between the Mount Pleasant GO Station and the Georgetown GO Station.

Heritage Road Layover is proposed within the Halton Subdivision of the Kitchener Corridor, between Heritage Road (Mile 20.14) and Winston Churchill Boulevard (Mile 21.15) in the City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel.

Map displaying the corridor containing the proposed Heritage Road Layover. The Heritage Road Layover is proposed within the Halton Subdivision of the Kitchener Corridor, between Heritage Road (Mile 20.14) and Winston Churchill Boulevard (Mile 21.15) in the City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel.

Map view of proposed footprint of Heritage Road Layover

Map view of proposed footprint of Heritage Road Layover.

Aerial view of proposed footprint of Heritage Road Layover.

Aerial view of proposed footprint of Heritage Road Layover.


Timelines and Engagement Process

This graphic shows the project process and identifies where public engagement will take place. Engagement is strategically aligned with key project milestones to allow the project team to validate their technical studies and inform the development of future work. The timeline also accounts for the completion of mandated environmental studies.

Diagram showing the three phases of the TPAP. We are currently in the TPAP Phase for Public Information Centre 2. In the Pre-TPAP phase, activities and deliverables include: define project scope, baseline environmental studies, conceptual engineering design, impact assessment/mitigation, draft EPR, Public Information Centre 1. In the TPAP Phase, activities and deliverables include the notice of commencement (to be conducted during the Spring of 2022), Stakeholder Comments, Prepare Final Draft EPR, Public Information Centre 2 (to be conducted Spring 2022), Notice of Completion and EPR (to be conducted during the Summer or Fall of 2022). In the final phase, activities and deliverables include 30-Day Public Review of the EPR, Objections / No Objections Submitted, 35-Day Minister’s Review/ Decision, Minister Gives Notice (1 – proceed, 2 – proceed with conditions, 3 – must conduct additional work), Statement of Completion to MECP, Proceed with Undertaking.

What we Heard at Virtual Public Information Centre #1

Between January 12 and January 26, 2022, individuals provided their input during Public Information Centre #1. We thank everyone that participated in this event.

Participants expressed concern about potential noise, vibration, and air quality impacts due to the project. They noted that they wanted clarity on what the impacts are projected to be, as well as what mitigation measures will be put in place to protect the surrounding areas. There were also questions about the overall impact to surrounding properties, including how this project will impact the development potential of the surrounding area.

The following common themes were present:

Diagram displaying feedback and FAQs from Public information center 1. These include: Mitigation of any effects of noise and vibration on surrounding areas, Train idling time at the facility, Mitigation of any effects on air quality in the surrounding area, including receptors utilized for monitoring, Disturbance of the McNichol Cemetery during construction and/or operations, Engagement with community, including City of Brampton, Town of Halton Hills, Credit Valley Conservation, and property owners, Integration of the Project with the aesthetics of the surrounding area and cohesion of the DRAFT Heritage Heights Secondary Plan during the Detailed Design phases of the project, Number of trains supported at the facility (4 trains with 2 locomotives and 12 cars or 8 trains with 1 locomotive and 6 cars) to account for current and future operations and optimize the Kitchener GO Expansion, Activities at the layover, including information regarding storage and light maintenance such as daily visual inspections for defects or damage, cleaning, sanitary flushing, and refueling of trains.

The Project Team reviews all comments and questions submitted throughout the TPAP. All comments received from the public, stakeholders and Indigenous Nations will be documented in the engagement/consultation record for this Project as part of the EPR. Feedback provided during the first virtual public engagement session has been and will continue to be considered to inform key Project decision-making.

You can view the full Round 1 Engagement Summary Report.

Get Engaged

Review the full Public Information Center #2 presentation document to learn more about the proposed Heritage Road Layover project.

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