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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.

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.

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.

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.

What is a Train Layover?

A train layover is a support facility that provides:

  • Overnight storage for trains, as well as train storage midday when fewer trains are required due to lower passenger capacity; and
  • Access to trains for crews to perform inspection and light maintenance activities (including interior tidying and flushing of the sanitary systems) on the trains while they are not in service.

Layover facilities are strategically located throughout the rail network to accommodate service expansion. A layover at this location would reduce congestion along the Kitchener corridor.

Got questions? Check out the Heritage Road Layover FAQ.

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 Pre-TPAP Phase for Public Information Centre 1. 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.

Get Engaged

We Want to Hear from You!

Review the full Public Information Center #1 presentation document to learn more about the proposed Heritage Road Layover project.

The comment period is open until January 26th, 2022. We would greatly value your input!

Submit your comments by selecting one of the topic areas below and filling out the comment form. Alternatively, you can contact us by:

  • Phone: 416-202-7500
  • Email: [email protected], please include 'Heritage Road Layover' in the subject line.

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez composer le 416 874-5900 ou le 1 888 GET–ON-GO (438-6646).