Hurontario LRT to be named after long time Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion

Peel Region’s newest rapid transit line, the Hurontario light rail transit route, – is getting a name, honouring one of Canada’s longest serving mayors. Get all the details here.

Metrolinx is naming the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project as the Hazel McCallion Line, to commemorate the former Mississauga mayor.

The Province of Ontario decided on the name to recognize McCallion’s legacy and decades of public service.

McCallion, who today celebrates her 101st birthday, was the mayor of Mississauga from 1978 until 2014.

Former mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion stands with Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster
Former mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion stands with Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster. (Anne Marie Aikins photo)

The project will continue to be referred to as the Hurontario LRT while construction is underway, but will adopt the name once the line opens. This is similar to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, which will be known as ‘TTC Line 5 Eglinton’ once it opens.

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When it opens, the Hurontario LRT line will bring 18 km of rapid transit between the Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue and the Port Credit GO Station in Mississauga.

The new line will feature 19 stops and will connect to other major transit systems including two GO train lines (Milton and Lakeshore West Lines), the Mississauga Transitway, Zum, Brampton Transit and MiWay services.

Artist's rendering of the Hurontario LRT route with the Lakeshore West GO tracks in the background
Artist’s rendering of the Hurontario LRT route with the Lakeshore West GO tracks in the background. (Metrolinx image)

Hurontario LRT vehicles will run along their own dedicated lane which means they will be able to move quickly along the region’s busiest street.

Metrolinx will have more information, visuals, and design aspects on the new name in the future.

Stay tuned to Metrolinx News and the Hurontario LRT social media handles for updates.   

Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx News editorial team