Mississauga Transportation Master Plan

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Year one is complete

We are one year into the 20+ year Transportation Master Plan (TMP): Six actions are complete and 51 of the 91 actions are currently underway. For details on the one year status, view the corporate report.

The TMP is a guide to the future of the City’s transportation system from today to 2041. It was approved by City Council on May 8, 2019.

The Transportation Master Plan was developed through Mississauga Moves, a study which integrated policy review, transportation and transit data analysis, benchmarking, trend investigation, and public consultation with community members and stakeholders about the future of mobility into, out of, and around Mississauga.

Consultation for this project has concluded. Thank you for taking part in:

  • Over 2000 casual conversations at nearly 40 pop-up events
  • Over 10,000 social media engagements with 78 posts
  • Over 1000 comments through 6,500 website visits
  • Nearly 250 appearances at two public open houses and five industry workshops
  • Over 50 meetings with committees, staff team, stakeholders, and partners
  • Student-led pop-ups in more than a dozen high schools through the MiWay Ambassador program

Visit the Key Resources section to view the final the 2020 Annual Status Update and final TMP.



Year one is complete

We are one year into the 20+ year Transportation Master Plan (TMP): Six actions are complete and 51 of the 91 actions are currently underway. For details on the one year status, view the corporate report.

The TMP is a guide to the future of the City’s transportation system from today to 2041. It was approved by City Council on May 8, 2019.

The Transportation Master Plan was developed through Mississauga Moves, a study which integrated policy review, transportation and transit data analysis, benchmarking, trend investigation, and public consultation with community members and stakeholders about the future of mobility into, out of, and around Mississauga.

Consultation for this project has concluded. Thank you for taking part in:

  • Over 2000 casual conversations at nearly 40 pop-up events
  • Over 10,000 social media engagements with 78 posts
  • Over 1000 comments through 6,500 website visits
  • Nearly 250 appearances at two public open houses and five industry workshops
  • Over 50 meetings with committees, staff team, stakeholders, and partners
  • Student-led pop-ups in more than a dozen high schools through the MiWay Ambassador program

Visit the Key Resources section to view the final the 2020 Annual Status Update and final TMP.


Thank you for your questions and comments! Your ideas and insights were a very important part of developing the plan.

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    The answer to the question about synchronizing the traffic lights to improve traffic flow seemed ambiguous to me. What are the signal timing plans? Simply put is the ATMS being used now to imrove traffic flow? If this is in place then, it’s not working. Eg. To travel up Winston Churchill or Erin Mills Parkway from the QEW to the 401 can take over half an hour! The reverse is the same. It is critical to get the traffic moving! Initiate strategies to achieve this!

    Challenger2009 Asked over 1 year ago

    The City of Mississauga’s legacy Traffic Control system was installed with the primary goal of providing central monitoring and control capabilities along the City corridors. However, given the growth that has occurred over the past several decades, the City of Mississauga and surrounding area have experienced increased and changing traffic demand, resulting in increased congestion. To address this, the replacement of the legacy Traffic Control System, in conjunction with the transitioning of 777 intersections, served as the initial phase in the implementation of the City’s Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS). This was completed this past summer. In addition, the City recently constructed a new Traffic Management Centre and upgraded the City’s traffic signal communications, using the City’s fibre and Wi-Fi network to support the management, monitoring and control needs of an expanded and enhanced transportation network.

    The next phase of the ATMS project, which is currently underway, involves the demonstration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) initiatives like traffic detection smart technology to enable adaptive/responsive traffic controls to automatically adjust traffic signal timings, a Travel Time System to measure travel times, Portable Variable Message Signs (PVMS) for displaying travel times or construction related activity, Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) to monitor traffic incidents and Event Management to manage incidents along the corridor. In addition, the ATMS Demonstration will provide a framework and allow staff to complete the following tasks:

    • To trial the technologies (Installation maintenance reliability)
    • To evaluate the effectiveness (of each technology deployed)
    • To evaluate the impact on traffic flow
    • To provide reliability in performance
    • To be able to build business cases for future deployments

    For additional information relating to Mississauga’s ATMS, please refer to the following link.

    http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/trafficsignals


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    I'm interested in the Lakeview development in regards to transportation. I would like to suggest a rapid transit line northbound form Lakeshore, running up the current hydro corridor and connecting directly with East West rapid transit lines such as the busway and connections to Missisauga City Centre, Kipling transit hub, and possibly the airport. I understand there might be an extension of the TTC streetcar, which would help those travelling East into Toronto. But if there are going to be as many thousands as we hope, commuting to and from this area, then would not an LRT or other rapid transit become necessary? Otherwise I fear most people will be travelling into this area by car, as I doubt many will want to have to take the Lakeshore transit to get to and from work.

    Chris Barry Asked over 2 years ago

    The Lakeshore Connecting Communities study is ongoing and is guiding the planning and investing in the transportation network in the Lakeshore Corridor, including decisions about optimizing roadways, improving transit, and enhancing cycling and walking connections. With these potential improvements, transit, cycling and walking become more viable modes of transportation along the corridor. As part of the Lakeshore Connecting Communities study a series of higher order transit improvements are being considered, including provision of dedicated transit lanes in the vicinity of the Lakeview development site. Further information on the project can be found on the project website at www.connectlakeshore.ca

    Decisions about improving transit along the Lakeshore corridor will help the City in building a network of higher order transit lines. This includes connecting the proposed higher order Lakeshore transit service to north-south running transit routes both to the east and west of the Lakeview site. To the west of Lakeview the improved transit service would be connected to the future Hurontario LRT which will have a stop at Park Street next to the Port Credit GO Station. Connections to the Hurontario LRT will also provide rapid transit service north towards the Mississauga transitway and to proposed higher order transit on Dundas Street as part of the Dundas Connects study. To the east of Lakeview the improved transit service would be connected to the TTC network, including the 944 Kipling South Express bus route which provides limited stop service north to Kipling Subway station.


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    the go train is unusable from port credit most of the time because of lack of parking. do you plan to fix the problem? if so when? archie kay

    archie kay Asked over 1 year ago

    GO Train station and service planning and operations are the responsibilities of Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Metrolinx has asked that inquiries about parking at the Port Credit GO Station be directed to: https://www.gotransit.com/en/contact-us/contact-us

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    Why is there no reporting system or any culpability for your transit services? When a bus skips stops or puts the wrong route on or refuses to let passengers (including the elderly and people with strollers) on buses just because they were two meters away from the bus shelter? How are you going to reassure passengers that you are ensuring the best services if there's no way for you to know what's happening to us regularly? In so unacceptable that residents other residents say this type of service and behaviour is normal. It's especially disappointing when you have employees that are so considerate. How can we report their excellent service?

    CCommuter Asked over 1 year ago

    MiWay riders who wish to report an issue that they have experienced, provide feedback about a MiWay employee’s performance, or find information about our services, are able to contact MiWay by any of the following means: 

    -  Submit Online Feedback Form at www.miway.ca  

    -  Call MiWay Helps at 905-615-INFO (4636) 

    -  Email miwayhelps@mississauga.ca

    -  Tweet the Twitter handle @MiWayHelps

    -  Visit the Customer Service kiosk at City Centre Transit Terminal

    In addition to the Customer Service offered on the channels listed here, MiWay has a Customer Experience team whose work is focused  how to improve on riders’ experience with MiWay services. This team uses tools like the annual MiWay Customer Satisfaction Survey, the MiVoice online forum, and a forthcoming Customer Charter.


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    I have lived in Mississauga since 1969. I understand that a large amount our taxes go to pay for the transit. I regularly notice that most the time the buses are running almost empty especially during the non-rush hours and further more articulated buses. This seems to me very costly way to move people and besides that more resources are used thereby producing more pollution. During non-rush hours and on less travelled routes, smaller buses could be used. This will also reduce the capital expenditure. I suggest that a detailed time and motion study should be done to optimize the transit system. We have to keep transit spending within affordable limits. Your response would be appreciated.

    pal kellay Asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. The City is committed to continual improvement and optimization of transit service. Please refer to the answer to the question below that begins “What are the plans for Miway after 2021?” for information about upcoming transit service planning projects.

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    Toronto Pearson airport has a campaign to build #UnionStationWest to help transportation for the area for commuters. What actions has the city of Mississauga taken to align themselves with this vision? There's mentions of Union Station in the draft, but no mention of the initiatives currently in motion.

    mcavalieri Asked over 1 year ago

    Union Station West, also termed the Regional Transit Centre, is a proposal by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), to provide among other things better connections to Pearson Airport for travellers and airport employees. The GTAA is consulting with the City of Mississauga on this transformative project.  Providing transit connections to Pearson Airport has always been a priority for the City of Mississauga and this is demonstrated with the recent addition of the MiWay Route 100 Airport Express, a limited stop express service along the Transitway from the Winston Churchill Transitway Station through Mississauga’s downtown core  to Terminal 1 and 3. The City is also actively involved in the Eglinton West LRT Extension project that will connect the Eglinton Crosstown LRT along Eglinton Avenue in Toronto to Pearson Airport through the Airport Corporate Centre in Mississauga. In addition to these studies, future corridor studies on roads in the vicinity of the airport will be undertaken namely Derry Road, Airport Road, Dixie Road and Eglinton Avenue.

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    What are the plans for Miway after 2021? The LRT should be built and Miway 5 ran its course, this is only two years away and I can't find any information on service improvements beyond MiWay 5, I'm a little concerned that this isn't a priority when it really should be considering that Miway 5 is supposed covert the system to a grid when we don't have 30 minute service minimums, we need massive service increases to make it work. But too bad that the city budgeted half the service hour increases this year from last year.

    Petrovna Asked over 1 year ago

    MiWay has initiated work towards developing the next MiWay Five Service Plan.  This Plan will detail the service improvement plans for the period form 2021 – 2025. The key objectives of the next five year plan will be to build upon the network improvements made since 2016, further expanding express services, strengthening the hierarchy of service, improving service levels throughout the week in response to ridership demand and integrating the future Hurontario LRT. 

    Additionally, Action #13 in the Draft Transportation Master Plan includes the proposes that the City should “complete a comprehensive review of the City’s long-term transit network, including potential high-frequency network, and update the associated schedule that appears in the Mississauga Official Plan”. The Official Plan guides how land, including roadways are planned, designed and built.  The Transportation Action Plan is expected to finalized this Spring, subject to Council approval. Staff will begin work on the long-term transit network as a priority, once the Plan is voted into effect by Council.

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    Is the transit service bus from the Pearson airport to the square One equipped with the suitcase shelf for the travelers convenience and the bus schedule match the airlines'?

    thomas.h. Asked over 1 year ago

    The new MiWay Airport Express route 100 travels on the Mississauga Transitway between Winston Churchill Terminal and the Toronto Pearson Airport, including a stop at City Centre Transit Terminal, every 16 minutes between 4am and 7pm Monday to Friday. Route 100 will be operated with a standard 40ft bus initially.  There will be no special provision for luggage onboard, although passengers are welcome to bring suitcases onboard (please be aware that for the safety of all customers onboard MiWay buses, aisles cannot be blocked). See schedules and learn more at www.miway.ca. GO Transit also operates bus service between Square One and Pearson Airport. See schedules for GO Bus route 40 and learn more at www.gotransit.ca.

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    I want know why the number 1W bus and the 101A don't run as frequently as the the 1C and 101. There are too many 1C's and 101W and not enough 1W and 101A. They should be balanced. I find myself always being late even though I should have more than enough time to get to my destination but the 1W and 101W take so long to come that all of sudden I'm strapped on time. Please make them ru more frequent. Even the #3 Bloor bus takes too long and it's a popular route it should be running every 10 minutes.

    dannythedon82 Asked over 1 year ago

    Frequency improvements are typically based on ridership demand. Schedules are designed based on this demand to ensure sufficient capacity is available. As demand along routes or sections of routes increase, Service Development staff work towards increasing frequency to ensure the service levels provided continue to respond to customers’ needs. Along the Dundas corridor, our most recent ridership data indicates that a significant amount of the ridership occurs between east of Erin Mills Parkway. As such, when designing both local and express services along the corridor, two variants were implemented so that when combined, both variants together provide a higher level of frequency along the portion of the corridor that experiences greater passenger volumes. Extending both variants to Laird/Vega Loop would result in additional travel time being added to the route(s) which consequently would result in wider frequencies.

    MiWay operates with limited resources and as such we are obligated to use them as efficiently as possible. We constantly monitor ridership levels along all our routes to determine ridership demand. This information is reviewed and based on this data, improvements to routes (routing changes and/or schedule changes) are implemented.  Please rest assured that we are monitoring the Dundas corridor very closely as this is one of our busiest transit corridors. Should demand increase, we will surely take steps to improve service.

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    Why does Mississauga not have a bylaw about residents clearing snow from sidewalks? With winter coming, either increase city sidewalk clearing to include ALL sidewalks or enact a bylaw for citizens to HAVE to clear snow and ice from their sidewalks within 24 hours. No point in having the "primary" street sidewalk cleared by the city of you can't safely get to it. Sends too many pedestrians onto the roads which are not cleared either. You want to make the city more walkable then make it safe to walk in all seasons!

    Highlandgirl Asked almost 2 years ago

    The issue of sidewalk snow clearing and the possibility of creating and implementing a by-law pertaining to related residential responsibilities is being reviewed by the City this year (2019).