Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca is set to announce the Hurontario LRT that will run between Mississauga’s Port Credit neighbourhood and Brampton.
Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie and Brampton mayor Linda Jeffery are expected to meet up with Del Duca to confirm the support of the provincial government for the transit line that is expected to cost approximately $1.6 billion.
The city of Brampton is still finalizing its plans though to see which route would be better, as not all of the residents are fully on board. There is opposition from those who believe if that line runs through Main St. it will damage some of the heritage of the downtown.
But Jeffery believes downtown of Brampton could do with some more foot traffic and LRT would be the ideal solution for that.
LRT is one of many projects of Metrolinx that the Ontario Liberal government announced it would be working on with regional Toronto cities. Other projects in the pipeline are bus rapid transit lines, Toronto Yonge Line relief subway and an extension of the Yonge subway to Richmond Hill.