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Hurontario-Main LRT report referred to Special Council Meeting

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Published on June 25, 2015 with No Comments

BRAMPTON, ON: The City of Brampton’s Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee
yesterday referred an update report on the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit (HMLRT) to a
Special Council Meeting that will be held on July 8, 2015 at 7 pm at Brampton City Hall.
Residents are invited to attend the meeting and provide their input on the project to inform
Council’s decision-making on this matter. There are many ways to do this:
 Provide written comments by letter or email to the City Clerk’s Office, which will be
considered at the Council meeting
 Request to speak at the Council meeting as a Delegation
Residents interested in the matter can send their written comments or delegation requests to
the City Clerk’s Office by July 7, 2015. Please visit www.brampton.ca for more information.
Meanwhile, public viewing of Metrolinx’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) display vehicle at Ken
Whillans Square has been extended to July 8.
The vehicle will be open to the public during these times:
June 25 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
June 27 9 am – 2 pm
June 29 – 30 9 am – 5 pm
July 2 – 3 9 am – 5 pm
July 4 9 am – 2 pm
July 6 – 7 9 am – 5 pm
July 8 9 am – 7 pm
Key facts:
 The HMLRT project is intended to introduce approximately 23 kilometres of new light rail transit
from Port Credit in Mississauga to downtown Brampton.
 It is a key element of Brampton and Mississauga’s vision for the Hurontario-Main corridor.
 This project will help transform our community by supporting growth and positive
change.
 It will help people connect with various destinations using sustainable transit.
 The capital cost of $1.6 billion for the HMLRT project will be fully funded by the Province
of Ontario.
 The construction of the project is expected to commence in 2018 and be completed in
late 2022.
 The City of Brampton staff report on the project, including the assessment of alternative
alignments north of Steeles Avenue and a recommendation of the preferred alternative,
is available at www.brampton.ca
 A final decision to construct the HMLRT north of Steeles Avenue is subject to approval
by Brampton City Council.
About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from
209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-ofthe-
art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital
is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information,
visit www.brampton.ca or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter.

 

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