For Immediate Release

January 22nd, 2016

Crombie Highlights All-Day Two-Way Go Train Service During Pre-Budget Consultation

Mississauga – As Ontario’s third largest city, I believe investing in Mississauga will benefit people in communities throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and across Ontario, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today.

Crombie made the comments during a Pre-Budget Consultation hosted by Ontario Minister of Finance and Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa in Mississauga’s Lakeview neighbourhood.

“The City of Mississauga is currently completing a detailed pre-budget consultation submission to be shared with the Ministry,” Mayor Crombie said.

Of note, Crombie highlighted the City of Mississauga’s efforts “to bring all-day two-way Go Train service to the Milton and Kitchener GO Train lines, with the Missing Link Plan.”

In June Mississauga brought together the municipalities of Toronto, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Milton to get our communities moving, Crombie said, adding that “We initiated the Missing Link business case study to build a new rail route that will connect the CP Line, just west of Trafalgar, with the already existing CN Line that runs through Brampton.”

“This new line will finally make way for all-day, two-way, GO Train service on both routes.”

Mayor Crombie has already met with provincial Transport Minister Del Duca on this important matter, along with federal Transport Minister Garneau and Infrastructure and Communities Minister Sohi.

“A project of this magnitude is critical to Ontario and Canada’s economy.”

Crombie went on to say that she applauds Premier Wynne and the provincial government’s focused commitment to build modern transit and infrastructure.

“This time last year, the City of Mississauga was pressing forward with our efforts to secure full funding for the Hurontario LRT,” Mayor added. “The Hurontario LRT was at the heart of our 2015 budget submission.

“A few months later, in April, Minister Del Duca came to our community to announce full funding for what is the largest infrastructure investment in Mississauga history.”

Crombie thanked Minister Sousa for hosting the consultation in Mississauga which “better allows local businesses, stakeholder and charitable groups and residents the opportunity to present their ideas in preparation of the 2016 Ontario budget.”