Image shows a street at markings for a BRT.

Enhancing transit connections from Etobicoke to Hamilton: learn more about the Dundas BRT

Have your say on the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project as Metrolinx hosts the first public engagement session for the proposed new route this month. Learn more about the project and find out how to get involved.

Metrolinx is working to improve transit along Dundas Street, an arterial road and key transit corridor for many GTA municipalities.

The Dundas BRT project envisions a better-connected transit corridor along 48 kilometres of Dundas Street – running through Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, and Hamilton from Highway 6 in the City of Hamilton through to Kipling Station in Toronto.

Specifically, the project considers a mix of dedicated bus-only lanes, shared bus/HOV lanes, and bus priority measures along the route.

The project also considers a more frequent and seamless rapid transit service that will enhance the connectivity between urban activity areas and regional transit hubs along the corridor.  

map of the Dundas BRT route
A map showing the route of the proposed Dundas BRT running east-west along Dundas Street. (Metrolinx photo)

How to get involved

The Dundas BRT project will launch its first public consultation period starting on Monday, April 19.

Metrolinx is looking for your ideas, suggestions, and feedback to help inform the technical work, environmental studies, and preliminary design work.

The project’s initial business case was released at the end of 2020. Metrolinx business cases help assess the benefits, costs, and impacts of a range of potential transportation investments. The initial business case compares investment options and selects a preferred option for further refinement and design.

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.

As a sustainable mode of transportation, the Dundas BRT project will reflect the needs for improved transit alternatives in the region by providing a faster and more reliable form of public transit.

Learn more about the Dundas BRT project on Metrolinx Engage. If you need help accessing the project information, please leave a voicemail at (416) 202-7500 and a member of community relations team will get back to you with more information.

Story by Erika D’Urbano, Metrolinx community engagement senior advisor