About 300,000 people work in the vicinity of Toronto-Pearson International Airport, and 40,000 work at the airport itself. As the GTHA region grows, so too does the need for connections between its overlapping transit systems. That's led some municipal and provincial leaders to propose a new transit hub near Canada’s busiest airport.
Tuesday morning, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca, plus the mayors of four of southern Ontario’s biggest cities, gathered at Pearson to unveil a long-range vision for the hub, which would serve the GTHA and Kitchener-Waterloo. They’re nicknaming it “Union Station West,” and it would link up GO Transit, the UP Express, new Toronto transit lines (the Crosstown LRT and the Finch West LRT), and some Mississauga bus services as well.
We talked to one of the mayors attending the announcement, Mississauga’s Bonnie Crombie, about the idea.
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