Got questions about the Hazel McCallion LRT? Look out for Metrolinx pop-ups and canvassers in Peel Region

Metrolinx’s community engagement team is constantly out in neighbourhoods and talking to local residents. In Peel Region, plans include pop-up events and canvassing along the Hazel McCallion LRT route (formerly the Hurontario LRT).

People have questions and Metrolinx has answers.

This summer, Peel residents can find the Metrolinx community engagement team out at various events and libraries to talk about the Hazel McCallion light rail transit (LRT) line – previously known as the Hurontario LRT.

The team will be at more than 20 events across Peel Region this summer, handing out paper trains, pens and talking transit.

You can find them at community centers, GO stations and even local movie nights.

They recently went to Port Credit GO Station to share information, answer questions and hear people’s comments. One passerby had this to say: “The Hurontario LRT construction is like going to the dentist –  you don’t enjoy sitting in the chair while they’re doing work in your mouth, but after it’s done, you realize it’s for the better.”

Metrolinx hosted a pop-up event at the Port Credit GO Station. (Metrolinx photo)

Look for more pop-ups in these locations:

  • Cooksville GO, Tuesday, June 21, from 4-6 p.m.
  • Celebration Square Movie Night, Thursday, June 23, from 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Mississauga Valley Library, Tuesday, June 28, from 3-5 p.m.
  • Dixie GO, Wednesday, June 29, from 8-10 a.m.
  • Chinguacousy Park, Friday, July 1, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Brampton GO, Tuesday, July 12, from 4—6 p.m.
  • Frank McKechnie Community Centre, Tuesday, July 19, from 3-5 p.m.

In addition to attending local events, Metrolinx staff will be out in the community talking to people, too. Canvassers will be out along the LRT route in July, talking to residents, businesses and transit commuters about the project.

As well, Metrolinx community offices are available for public visits at 3024 Hurontario Street, Unit G12 in Mississauga and 17 Ray Lawson Boulevard, Unit 9 in Brampton.

You can book an appointment by calling 416-202-7500 or emailing peel@Metrolinx.com.

The Cooksville Community Office is open for business, with the Peel Region Community Engagement Team on hand. (Metrolinx photo)

Story by Michelle Cen and Radhika Sharma, Metrolinx community engagement specialists for Peel Region