In order to allow for the seamless operation of the future Dundas Connects bus rapid transit (BRT) system, Dundas Street needs to be widened. A wider right-of-way will create a space for all users, allowing for enough space to maintain four lanes of through-traffic and accommodate the proposed bus lanes, bike lanes and enhanced sidewalks and pedestrian spaces.
A public meeting was held on November 11, 2019 at the Planning and Development Committee meeting. City staff presented the proposed changes to the Committee and gave the public the chance to ask questions and provide comments. On January 13, 2020, city staff presented the comments received through public consultation and recommended approval of the wider right-of-way.
On February 5, 2020, City Council passed Amendment 106(External link) to the Mississauga Official Plan to widen the Dundas Street right-of-way from approximately 35 to 40-42 metres. The Official Plan amendment updated Table 8:1 in Road Classification – Arterials in Chapter 8 and Schedule 8 of the City of Mississauga’s Official Plan to reflect the Dundas Connects Master Plan. While no design work was contemplated through this amendment, it will help secure the lands needed to allow for the development of the bus rapid transit (BRT) line.