Through Metrolinx, Waterdown will now be included in the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route along a 48km stretch of Dundas Street from Waterdown to Toronto. Metrolinx staff are hosting their first public engagement session for the project online until April 30, 2021. They are looking for your ideas, suggestions, and feedback to help inform the route along Dundas St. through Waterdown, technical work, environmental studies, and preliminary design work.
This project, originally to be a GO Bus connection, is one I have been asking for many years. I am over the top pleased that it finally looks like Waterdown residents and the businesses in the Clappison business parks will finally see the plan come together. Residents with jobs in the GTA will be connected to the east and businesses at the business parks will be connected to an employee base which is desperately needed.
Last October, a 48 km section of Dundas Street between Waterdown and the Kipling Subway station in Toronto was identified as a preferred option for a BRT corridor. The BRT route will span Waterdown, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga and Toronto along Dundas Street/Hwy 5. The project, which will seek approval through the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), will improve connectivity to areas currently underserved by continuous east-west transit connections, particularly for those without access to a car.
Please have your say in this important transit development for Waterdown. I invite everyone to visit www.metrolinxengage.com/dundasbrt to provide your feedback until April 30th, 2021, and learn about:
• The proposed corridor
• Why a better-connected corridor is needed
• Environmental studies
• Preliminary design
• Community engagement opportunities
Councillor Judi Partridge