92 bus shelters to double or triple in size as Mississauga improves MiWay transit service

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Published June 20, 2023 at 11:38 am

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This new MiWay bus shelter on Erin Mills Parkway in west Mississauga is three times the size of the older shelters. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

MiWay passengers in Mississauga will enjoy much larger and warmer bus shelters as the City plans to build 92 new transit bus shelters in the next four years that will be two and three times the size of the current structures.

The $38.4-million makeover ($28.2 million in federal funding, $10.2 million from City of Mississauga coffers) has already yielded its first results as the first three of the enhanced bus shelters were installed in May.

New and improved shelters are in place along MiWay express routes at:

  • Erin Mills Pkwy. (west side) at Leanne Blvd.
  • Dixie Rd. (east side), north of Dundas St.
  • Dixie Rd. (east side), south of Burnhamthorpe Rd.

The enhanced bus shelters (88 along Mississauga roadways to service express routes and four more at bus terminals in the city) are much larger than the current structures (eight and 12 metres in length as opposed to the standard four metres) and offer considerably more seating and upgraded heating.

Clearer signage to better identify each stop and digital screens with bus schedule information are also part of the upgrades.

Many of the enhanced shelters will be installed at locations with higher service frequencies on Erin Mills Pkwy., Southdown Rd., Dixie Rd., Derry Rd., Goreway Dr. and Burnhamthorpe Rd., City officials say.

The enhanced bus shelters will be completed and installed gradually, with all expected to be in place by October 2027.

Officials at MiWay, the City’s public transit service, note that where possible, four-foot standard shelters that are replaced by enhanced shelters will then be refurbished and used at other locations.

The enhanced bus shelter initiative is a key part of the City’s MiWay Infrastructure Growth Plan, adopted by council in March 2021 to direct funds to appropriate transit improvement undertakings.

Wider-angle shot shows one of the new 12-metre enhanced bus shelters.

New and improved heaters will keep MiWay riders warm as they wait for buses during winter. (Photos: City of Mississauga)

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