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Getting in and out of Downtown Mississauga is fast and easy. The City’s Downtown core is centrally located in the heart of a major transit network connected within the Greater Toronto Area and to outer regions. The Downtown is home to the busiest GO transit bus terminal, and will soon to be served by Light Rail Transit – the Hazel McCallion Line in Fall 2024, and a new multi-service transit terminal. Downtown Mississauga is also highly walkable with great parks and public open spaces for outdoor activity and leisure.

Walkable

The Downtown core has a walkability score of 84 and boasts active street-level retail and outdoor cafes with a mix of residential and office  above. Pedestrian access is a top priority for the City with continuous improvements being made through strategic planning and responses to public engagement.  For example, Fine-grained Street Improvements were proposed that aim to improve street connectivity and reduce the block size. This will overall help increase connectivity, and encourage the use of transit, cycling and walking in the downtown.

Light Rail Transit -
Hazel McCallion Line

Downtown Mississauga will be serviced by the Hazel McCallion Line Light Rail Transit (LRT). The new 18-kilometre (11 miles) LRT will be  operational in Fall 2024.

The LRT will benefit many communities across Mississauga and Brampton as residents will find more convenient ways to connect across the city. With 19 stops and its own dedicated lane, the Hazel McCallion Line ensures a smooth, fast, convenient ride between Mississauga and Brampton by-passing traffic. The new transit system will travel through two urban growth centres and connect to major transit systems including GO Transit (Milton and Lakeshore West lines), the Mississauga Transitway, Brampton Transit, ZUM and MiWay.

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[VIDEO] The Hazel McCalion Line LRT: fast, reliable connections: Watch the video outlining the Hazel McCallion Line LRT stops and stations along Hurontario Street. The LRT will be the backbone of transit in the region of Peel providing countless opportunities for future transit development and connectivity.

Square One GO Bus Terminal

The GO Transit intercity bus terminal located in the Downtown core provides regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

The Square One GO Bus Terminal is the busiest bus terminal in the GO Transit network, with more weekday bus departures than any other terminal including Toronto’s Union Station. 

City Centre Transit Terminal

The City Centre Transit Terminal is Mississauga’s main transit hub and bus station and part of the 18-kilometre (11 miles) Mississauga Transitway system.

Over 900 buses and 40,000 customers pass through this terminal every day, connecting riders to destinations in and out of Mississauga. As a station along the Mississauga Transitway, it facilitates connections with GO and Brampton Transit buses, and the Hazel McCallion Light Rail Transit Line in Fall 2024.

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[VIDEO] City Centre Transit Terminal Official Re-opening Ceremony: Watch the virtual unveiling of Mississauga’s newly renovated City Centre Transit Terminal building that includes a modernized space with improved accessibility and services. 

Mississauga Transitway

Mississauga Transitway is offered by MiWay, a municipal public transport agency serving Mississauga. The 18-kilometre (11 miles) Mississauga Transitway provides a dedicated busway, creating connections through Mississauga, with 12 stations from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Renforth Drive. It provides a fast, congestion-free, east-west corridor across the city for bus services with connections to GO Transit, MiWay, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and Pearson International Airport.

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[VIDEO] Experience the Mississauga Transitway: Have you ever wondered what it is like to travel on the Mississauga Transitway? Experience it by watching a time-lapse video above.

Highway Access

Downtown Mississauga is central to an extensive road network offering quick access to Highway 403 that connects to Highway 410 and the QEW with Highway 401 and provides an east/west highway link through the centre of Mississauga. 

As the only city in the Greater Toronto Area serviced by seven major highways, Mississauga is connected to a road network consisting of 587 kilometres (365 miles) of major provincial highways and five municipal highways offering fast, convenient access to major destinations in Canada and the USA

Cycling

The City envisions a comfortable, connected and convenient cycling network that includes separated bike lanes, cycle tracks, multi-use trails, conventional bike lanes and shared routes. Downtown Mississauga is no exception and offers an extensive cycling network connecting through various areas of the city centre. The City continues to prioritize the cycling network by engaging with the public to improve its infrastructure including: safety, dedicated lanes, pathways and facilities.

Cooksville GO Station

Located south of the Downtown, Mississauga’s Cooksville GO Station is a train and bus station offered by GO Transit, a regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 

As part of GO Expansion on the Milton Line, the Cooksville GO Station has recently undergone a transformation including a new parking garage with direct access to platforms and eight new bus bays. It also includes a pedestrian bridge to the platform and better connections to GO Transit and MiWay and will soon connect to the Hazel McCallion Line LRT. The all-new Cooksville GO provides easier station access and more connected transit, all in the heart of Mississauga conveniently connecting the city with the rest of the region.

Transportation Connections

Mississauga is committed to building a city of the 21st century. This City does this by investing in buildings, transportation, transit, open spaces and public places. This includes a secured commitment to strengthen travel connections so that local residents, workers and visitors can sustainably gain access to future economic opportunities and markets. One of the City’s strategic priorities is to enhance the transit focused network to support Mississauga’s growth ambitions and connections. 

An Urban Centre on the Rise

This is only the beginning. The plan for the largest mixed-use downtown development in Canadian history has begun. Downtown Mississauga is undergoing a major transformation that will become the number one location for people and businesses to connect, work and grow.

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