Ontario sets aside $24 million proposal to link Pearson Airport in Mississauga with major transit route
The Ontario government is setting aside $24.4 million for the proposal to link the Pearson Airport in Mississauga with a major Light Rail Transit (LRT) in the city’s east end.
The Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney tweeted, “Proud to share that our government is investing $24.4 million to advance planning and design work to connect the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension” to Pearson Airport, Mulroney posted on Twitter.”
Responding to the proposal, the Pearson Airport officials applauded the cash. Husain Neemuchwala tweeted: “Thanks Ontario! Connecting the Eglinton Crosstown to Canada’s largest airport and second-largest employment zone will help move passengers, employees, and critical goods and is an important part of Ontario’s economic recovery.”
The development comes after the federal government stepped up in support of the proposed Pearson Airport ECWE link last month.
The amount that will be used for design work for the proposed Pearson Airport ECWE link has been included in Ottawa’s $142 million commitment for critical infrastructure work at the airport.
Earlier this month, the airport and government officials held a meeting in east Mississauga to kick off the tunneling for the ECWE. It will be a 9.2-kilometer extension that will bring the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from Toronto west to Renforth Dr. in Mississauga by 2030-31.
As per the proposal, the route will be extended by an additional 4.7 kilometres from Renforth Dr. to the airport.
After it gets completed, it will operate underground from Renforth Dr. in Mississauga to just west of Scarlett Rd. in Toronto.