Clarkson Transit Station Area Study

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link


ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Government of Ontario and their partners at Metrolinx are investing in convenient, integrated transit across the province. This includes electrification of our GO train lines. In Mississauga, the Lakeshore West GO line will undergo changes to allow for electrification and 15 min, all day two-way service.

To prepare for these changes, the City of Mississauga is developing a plan for the area surrounding the Clarkson GO station. The Clarkson Transit Station Area Study will provide a planning framework to guide future development, ensuring it supports transit and contributes to the walkability of the area. In addition, the study seeks to:

  • Gather feedback from stakeholders and the local community
  • Complete a transportation assessment
  • Explore the possibility of employment land conversions
  • Develop a land use plan and policies

The City of Mississauga is leading the Clarkson Transit Station Area Study in partnership with the Region of Peel. A consultant team led by The Planning Partnership, and supported by LEA Consulting and Cushman & Wakefield ULC, is providing specialized expertise in land use planning, policy development, urban design, transportation and economic viability.


COVID-19 Community Engagement Update: While we continue to respond to this pandemic, we are working hard to deliver essential services and projects to keep our City moving and safe. While we can’t connect in-person at this time, we still want to connect! Please find on this site the ways you can keep updated on this project’s progress and share your opinions and ideas.


HAVE YOUR SAY



ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Government of Ontario and their partners at Metrolinx are investing in convenient, integrated transit across the province. This includes electrification of our GO train lines. In Mississauga, the Lakeshore West GO line will undergo changes to allow for electrification and 15 min, all day two-way service.

To prepare for these changes, the City of Mississauga is developing a plan for the area surrounding the Clarkson GO station. The Clarkson Transit Station Area Study will provide a planning framework to guide future development, ensuring it supports transit and contributes to the walkability of the area. In addition, the study seeks to:

  • Gather feedback from stakeholders and the local community
  • Complete a transportation assessment
  • Explore the possibility of employment land conversions
  • Develop a land use plan and policies

The City of Mississauga is leading the Clarkson Transit Station Area Study in partnership with the Region of Peel. A consultant team led by The Planning Partnership, and supported by LEA Consulting and Cushman & Wakefield ULC, is providing specialized expertise in land use planning, policy development, urban design, transportation and economic viability.


COVID-19 Community Engagement Update: While we continue to respond to this pandemic, we are working hard to deliver essential services and projects to keep our City moving and safe. While we can’t connect in-person at this time, we still want to connect! Please find on this site the ways you can keep updated on this project’s progress and share your opinions and ideas.


HAVE YOUR SAY


Q&A

loader image
Didn't receive confirmation?
Seems like you are already registered, please provide the password. Forgot your password? Create a new one now.
  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    I am unable to attend the session in March. I often commute from the Sheridan Homelands to the Clarkson GO, but find it very difficult to safely cycle from the north side of the QEW to the south side. This is a major barrier. Can we include this barrier in the conversation?

    brandon asked over 1 year ago

    There is currently a multi-use trail connection on Erin Mills Parkway, under the QEW. A new multi-use trail has been built on Erin Mills north of the QEW to Dundas Street. A cycling connection to Clarkson GO is available via the Kogaydiwin and Sheridan Creek Trails. The City is planning to make a more direct connection on Southdown Road, by adding a multi-use trail between South Sheridan Way and Truscott Drive, tentatively scheduled for 2021.


  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    How long will it take to open the bridge? This has been closed for an unexceptionable time period. it is very inconvenient for the customer..if this concept is understood by GO. i'm having my doubts.

    Gurcharan Sangha asked over 1 year ago

    The pedestrian bridge was closed due to structural safety concerns. The contract for the replacement of the bridge was recently awarded. Metrolinx will be meeting with the contractor shortly and will have a better idea of when the bridge will re-open soon and they understand the inconveniences this is causing customers. We will post a follow up response when we have more details. 

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Can we place CLARKSON station lit signs so that people who may have missed the announcement know its their station. Especially in the winter when its dark outside and NOT easy to recognize the station.

    Gurcharan Sangha asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your feedback!

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    There is no mention in any presentation of the VIA and Freight Train traffic that also uses this line through Clarkson corridor. Has anyone considered how will new residents in a lovely new space near the tracks be impacted by freight car shunting and freight train traffic, VIA Passenger Trains, that is on-going if not relocated or redirected out of the area ? Freight will not be electrified likely and will always present high levels of noise. Is there any consideration of possible future high speed rail to/from Toronto from communities farther outside the GTA who are now commonly community over 2 hours per trip to downtown and might want to zip past Clarkson.

    freight me not asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your comment, you raise a valid concern. Any new redevelopment will require noise, air and vibration studies (among others) to identify any necessary mitigation measures that may be necessary to be implemented. Current plans for Regional Express Rail go as far as Aldershot station. There are no plans for high speed rail on the Lakeshore West corridor.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    When are you going to fix the Clarkson-Lorne station bridge and the incredibly congested egress during rush hour

    Mcab asked over 1 year ago

    Metrolinx has engaged a contractor to reinstall the bridge this spring/summer. This project is about shaping the future growth of the transit station area and in doing so one of the objectives is to shift station access away from single-car dominated modes which will help alleviate station area congestion. In addition, the introduction of 15-minute service on the LSW corridor should help reduce peak period surges. It should also be expected that some level of congestion will continue to happen as passenger volumes continue to grow.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Currently, public transit in the residential area south of Lakeshore Rd. is very inconvenient, in particular around Bradley Park area. Making buses more accessible would contribute to the overall success of this development plan. Please consider re-routing Bus #29 to take Bonnymede (instead of continuing on Southdown) --> Embassy --> Carrera --> Inverhouse (back to current route). This re-route would benefit about 170 semi-detached households, and about another 300-500 apartment units on Bonnymede. This is about 2,000 to 3,000 residents. In return, this would bring these people to the Study area and benefit the overall economic development plan. Currently, Bus #29 stops on Southdown between Bonnymede and Orr, and then on Orr east of Southdown. There are no houses in this stretch of the route. A lot of my friends and neighbors on Embassy and adjacent streets have to take off at Orr/Southdown and walk past Bradley Park. It is not safe when it is dark early in the morning or dark in the night. Snow and ice made it even worth. Re-routing through Embassy shall allow residents on Embassy, Silverberry, and west ends of Bonnymede and Carrera to access Bus #29 and Clarkson GO more easily. Bus #14 already covers this stretch on Southdown, so re-routing wouldn't affect people that need to get to these two stops on Southdown. Alternatively, consider adding another bus route that travels between this particular area and Clarkson GO. This dedicated route could use smaller bus that travels more frequently to be most cost effective. Please let us know if this would be considered in this study. Thank you.

    ClarksonResident asked over 1 year ago

    MiWay’s Service Development Section considered your request and we would like to share with you their response:

    In changing Route 29 to travel along your proposed routing, MiWay would be displacing customers on Bonnymede Dr north of Inverhouse that use Stop #’s 0285 and 2359 along Inverhouse, currently. In providing service along Inverhouse, MiWay is accommodating customers that reside in streets on either side of Inverhouse Dr, which provides for a pedestrian friendly and safe walk to all residential streets within this area (Bonnymede Dr, Silverberry Cres, Embassy Ave, Carrera Ln, Inverhouse Dr). Customers walking from Stop #1631 on Orr Rd east of Southdown Rd to Embassy Ave or Silverberry Cres have the convenience to use the following stops also at walking distance:  

    1.  Embassy Ave from Stop #0284 Inverhouse Dr at Carrera Ct or from Stop #0285 Inverhouse Dr south of Bonnymede Dr is between a 250-400 metre walk, and

    2.  Silverberry Cres from Stop #0284 Inverhouse Dr at Carrera Ct or from Stop #0285 Inverhouse Dr south of Bonnymede Dr is between a 400-600 metre walk.  

    If customers have concerns for their safety, they can request a stop along route during evening/late night service hours. Simply speak to the Transit Operator at least one stop ahead of where you wish to alight the bus, and the Operator will let customers off as close to their request as possible. In order to accommodate a customer’s request, the Operator must be able to stop safely, as per operational protocols. For added safety and security, please exit by the front doors at the requested stop. 

    Amidst all of our customers’ priorities, MiWay has a duty to grow the transit network responsibly and as explained above, in public transit we are required to plan for the greater good of the majority of our customers.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Heavy traffic on Bromsgrove Rd. Now with stop sign at Bromsgrove & Seagull Dr we have idling cars lined up to entrance at 2315, and we all know what idling cars produce! Speeding cars between that stop sign heading E to the next light. Our street is getting louder so what about a sound barrier fence and is this possible?

    donna.grenier asked over 1 year ago

    The Clarkson Transit Station Area project will look at any necessary traffic improvements required for any plans proposing to accommodate additional population and employment growth in the area. With respect to current traffic concerns and the noise wall, please contact the City’s 3-1-1 line so the inquiry can be directed to the appropriate staff member for a response.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    From the buildings at Truscott and bodmin, the walkway is hazardous at best in the winter months. The bus is few and far between and filled to the brim with school kids when I need it in the morning. I am using my car at that time for because any other choice sucks. What's the plan to fix issues such as this?

    Shameer l asked over 1 year ago

    MiWay’s Service Development staff monitors ridership levels; continually reviewing and adjusting service provision accordingly on all routes throughout the system. MiWay defines overcrowding when the passenger load exceeds 55 persons on a standard size (40ft) bus. MiWay uses several ridership and service monitoring tools to process feedback from customers, drivers, and staff. This data is then analyzed and where warranted, improvements are then determined to add capacity among other service changes. It is suggested that more detailed information such as the route, stop number, and the time the bus is boarded be submitted to MiWayHelps@mississauga.ca so staff can investigate this matter further.

    With regards to the hazardous walkway, please contact 3-1-1 and they can direct your concerns to the Transportation and Works department.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    When are you going to replace the Steele foot bridge from the south parking lot to the bus depot and ticket sales booth? This bridge has been closed for at least 6 months!! MAJOR inconvenience to all who use the south lot.

    Arthur asked almost 2 years ago

    The pedestrian bridge was closed due to structural safety concerns. The contract for the replacement of the bridge was recently awarded. Metrolinx will be meeting with the contractor shortly and will have a better idea of when the bridge will re-open soon and they understand the inconveniences this is causing customers. We will post a follow up response when we have more details. 

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Hi: I attended today's meeting and was concerned about what was not mentioned. This week we learned climate change is roaring ahead. Nowhere was that mentioned in the presentation and how it should affect any development thinking. With the expected changes to both temperatures and precipitation how does this new development address the need for climate change adaptation and resilience? Canada currently has about 2X the biocapacity as its carbon footprint as a whole. That is a huge loss since the 60's. How do we now plan development to increase resilience and not destroy what biocapacity is left? Within a decade conditions are going to be such that resilience and climate adaptation will be the driving issues for any development. I heard nothing in today's presentation that included such language or thinking. Seems to me there needs to be a rather radical rethink at the very foundation of the project. How do you intend to deal with the real conditions facing us now and escalating into the immediate future?

    c.bradbee asked almost 2 years ago

    The City of Mississauga understands the need for resiliency in community planning due to weather extremes. We understand the that transportation and buildings account for more than 50% of green house gas emissions which is directly related to how we design and operate within our communities.

    A well-rounded approach incorporates climate change mitigation strategies that are focused on reducing GHG emissions by promoting multi-modal transportation systems, a supportive, mixed use and compact urban structure, and ensuring the preservation of green spaces and tree canopy.

    MTSA’s create the opportunity to reduce GHG emissions by reducing dependence on the private automobile, and creating compact, mixed use, higher density residential areas that place residents within easy walking distance of accessible transit and services.