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 Process and Timelines

The Hurontario-Main LRT project is funded and moving forward.

Metrolinx will be responsible for implementing the project. Metrolinx will work in partnership with the cities of Mississauga and Brampton and other stakeholders to advance work on the project.

Construction can be expected to start in 2018. A detailed schedule will emerge through the project procurement process;
The project can be expected to be in revenue service by 2022.

Master Plan Study

The Master Plan Study was the first stage in a lengthy process to identify the preferred option, and to design and build a LRT system. Having completed the Master Plan and entered into the Preliminary Design and Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) Phase, the LRT is now considered a “project,” as the design team works out complex details – with essential input from stakeholders and the public.

The Preliminary Design/TPAP Phase began in 2011 and was completed in September 2014. To gather and analyze stakeholder and public input, the Preliminary Design/TPAP process was divided into five distinct stages of design and subsequent consultations.


Each stage included extensive engineering, design and technical work. An essential part of advancing the project, a ‘design freeze’ process was implemented, where the design process was temporarily stopped to gain feedback from stakeholders and the public. This input was considered and/or used to inform further development of the concept design, leading to the next round of internal and external consultations and another design freeze. Feedback after a design freeze cut-off was then considered and/or used in the next stage of the design up to the commencement of the regulatory TPAP Process in February 2014.


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On August 25, 2014, following a 35-day review period, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change provided the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and Metrolinx, a Notice to Proceed following an extensive 120-day Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP). Therefore, on September 17, a Statement of Completion was submitted to the MOECC to formally complete the Transit Project Assessment Process. The Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, along with Metrolinx, are pleased that this important milestone has been achieved, and would like to thank everyone for the valuable support and feedback provided during the project's public engagement program. 

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Click here to read the Statement of Completion.
Click the links provided to read the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change's Letter to the Proponent Team and Notice to Proceed.
Click here to read the EPR.

Next Steps

Project staff will continue to work as directed by Mississauga and Brampton City Councils with Metrolinx to determine the next steps and timing for the project.