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Renforth Transitway Station opens November 22



MiWay_BroadcastBanner_RenforthOpening_780x175.pngRenforth, the easternmost and last (for now) station on the Mississauga Transitway, opens to passengers tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22.

The new station includes a number of passenger amenities including heated and enclosed waiting areas, an accessible elevator, electronic signage, Wi-Fi internet access, a bicycle lock-up area and washrooms.

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Starting tomorrow, GO Transit buses operating along these routes serve the new Renforth Station:

  • 19 Mississauga / North York; and
  • 40 Hamilton / Pearson / Richmond Hill.

GO buses also drop off or pick up passengers in Winston Churchill, Erin Mills and Dixie Stations. They also use Square One Terminal for their passengers — just across the street from Miway’s City Centre Terminal.


MiWay buses operating along these MiLocal routes serve the new station:

  • 21 Explorer;
  • 24 Northwest;
  • 35 / 35A Eglinton;
  • 39 Britannia;
  • 43 Matheson - Argentia; and
  • 87 Meadowvale - Skymark.

And, MiWay buses operating along these MiExpress routes serve the new station:

  • 107 Malton; and
  • 109 Meadowvale.

Some MiWay buses serve the station directly at platforms in the station or at an on-street bus bay on Commerce Boulevard. Some buses continue to operate through nearby Skymark Hub on Skymark Avenue just west of Commerce.

MiWay passengers can ride buses along the full 18-kilometre Mississauga Transitway from Winston Churchill in the west to Renforth in the east.

MiWay buses serve 12 stations along the dedicated bus corridor:

  • Winston Churchill;
  • Erin Mills;
  • City Centre Transit Terminal;
  • Central Parkway;Cawthra;
  • Tomken;
  • Dixie;
  • Tahoe;
  • Etobicoke Creek;
  • Spectrum;
  • Orbitor; and
  • Renforth.

TTC buses operating along these routes serve the new station:

  • 32 Eglinton West; and
  • 112 West Mall.

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It was a long journey to get to this stage of the Transitway. As James Bow writes elsewhere on this website, “In some ways, construction on the Mississauga Transitway began in the mid 1990s when work began to relocate and upgrade Mississauga Transit’s bus terminal at Square One. A new facility at the north side of Square One, off Rathburn Road, opened in 1997, offering a heated waiting area, several bus bays and 210 park ‘n’ ride spaces. GO Transit moved to serve this station as well, although its buses boarded and disembarked passengers on Station Gate Road, stretching north from the City Centre Transit Terminal.

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A map of the 1992 Mississauga Transitway proposal. Compared to the current map, some stops have been dropped and others renamed, but the basic route remains the same. (Click to enlarge.)

“In 2010, Metrolinx announced $113 million in funding for the project, with $65 million going to the City of Mississaga and $48 million going to GO Transit. This was bolstered by a $59 million contribution by the federal government. With the City of Mississauga committing to pick up the rest of the project’s $259 million tab, construction finally began on a portion of the transitway running east from the City Centre Transit Terminal to Dixie Road. On November 29, 2011, Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion stood with the federal Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt, Bruce McCuaig (president and CEO of Metrolinx) and Bob Delaney (MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville) to officially launch the construction of the western section of the Mississauga Transitway…

“Construction of the Transitway has been shared between the City of Mississauga and GO Transit. The eastern segment, which was to open in October 2013, but was delayed to spring 2014, and then again to fall 2014, was built by Mississauga. The western segment was built by GO Transit, [as was Renforth Station].”


  • Winston Churchill - Opened to GO December 31, 2016; opened to MiWay January 2, 2017 - 335 parking spaces.
  • Erin Mills - Opened to GO September 7, 2015; opening to MiWay in September 2016 - 335 parking spaces.
  • City Centre - Opened 1997 - 210 parking spaces - Connection with Brampton Züm and eventual Hurontario LRT
  • Central Parkway - Opened November 17, 2014 - no parking
  • Cawthra - Opened November 17, 2014 - 60 parking spaces
  • Tomken - Opened November 17, 2014 - no parking
  • Dixie - Opened November 17, 2014 - 170 parking spaces
  • Tahoe (originally named Fieldgate) - Opened February 16, 2016 - no parking
  • Etobicoke Creek (originally Fieldgate North) - Opened February 16, 2016 - no parking
  • Spectrum - Opened May 1, 2017 - no parking
  • Orbitor - Opened May 1, 2017 - no parking
  • Renforth - Opened November 22, 2017 - no parking - Connection with eventual Eglinton LRT

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A map of the Transitway now. (Click to enlarge.)


GO Transit
40 Hamilton / Pearson / Richmond Hill
19 Mississauga / North York

Starting Wednesday, November 22, buses drop off or pick up passengers in Renforth Transitway Station.

Buses operating along the route enter or exit the Transitway onto or from Renforth Drive, instead of Commerce Boulevard.

Eastbound buses no longer operate along Commerce, Matheson Boulevard East or Eglinton Avenue after exiting the Transitway. They skip the stop on Commerce north of Citation Place (Skymark Hub). Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at platform 5 in Renforth Station.

Westbound buses no longer operate along Matheson East and Commerce before entering the Transitway. They skip the stop on Commerce at Skymark (Skymark Hub). Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at platform 4 in Renforth Station.

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MiWay
7 Airport

Starting Wednesday, November 22, buses drop off or pick up passengers in Renforth Transitway Station.

Southbound buses operate along their usual route to Renforth Drive and Matheson Boulevard East, then proceed:

southward along Renforth;
westward along the Transitway access road and the Transitway, stopping at platform 1 in Renforth Station;
continuing westward along the Transitway;
eastward along the access road to Commerce Boulevard; and then
northward along Commerce to Citation Place / Skymark Avenue,
resuming their usual route westward along Skymark.

Southbound buses no longer operate along Matheson Boulevard East between Renforth and Commerce Boulevard or Commerce between Matheson East and Skymark.

Northbound buses operate along their usual route to Skymark Avenue and Commerce Boulevard, then proceed:

southward along Commerce;
westward along the Transitway access road;
eastward along the Transitway, stopping at platform 7 in Renforth Station; and then
continuing eastward along the Transitway and the access road to Renforth Drive,
resuming their usual route northward along Renforth.

Northbound buses no longer operate on Commerce between Skymark and Matheson Boulevard East, on Matheson East between Commerce and Eglinton Avenue or on Eglinton between Matheson and Renforth.

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Map of MiWay bus stops at Renforth Station (or nearby), starting Wednesday, November 22.

39 Britannia

Starting Wednesday, November 22, buses start and end their trips in Renforth Transitway Station.

Eastbound buses operate along their usual route to Commerce Boulevard and Skymark Avenue, then proceed:

southward along Commerce;
westward along the Transitway access road; and then
eastward along the Transitway to platform 7 in Renforth Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers

  • on Skymark Avenue west of Commerce Boulevard.

Instead, eastbound buses serve a new stop

  • in Renforth Transitway Station at platform 7.

(MiWay has not provided information on how buses turn around, but after ending their trips, they likely proceed eastward beyond the station to a turn-around then operate westward to the starting point for westbound trips.)

Westbound buses start their trips at platform 1 in Renforth Station, then proceed:

westward along the Transitway;
eastward along the access road to Commerce Boulevard;
northward along Commerce; and then
westward along Matheson Boulevard East to Explorer Drive,
resuming their usual route eastward along Matheson East.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Skymark Avenue west of Commerce Boulevard and at Explorer Drive.

Instead, westbound buses serve new stops

  • in Renforth Transitway Station at platform 7 and
  • on Commerce Boulevard north of Citation Place.
35 / 35A Eglinton

Buses continue to operate along their current detour routing around bridge construction on Eglinton Avenue at Etobicoke Creek.

Eastbound buses continue to drop off or pick up passengers at their usual stop

  • on Commerce Boulevard north of Citation Place (Skymark Hub).

Westbound buses continue to drop off or pick up passengers at their usual stop

  • on Commerce Boulevard at Skymark Avenue (Skymark Hub).

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The map shows where buses stop in Skymark Hub before Wednesday, November 22.

21 Explorer

Starting Wednesday, November 22, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Skymark Avenue and Commerce Boulevard (Skymark Hub),

ending their trips.

MiWay maps show buses on both routes starting their trips in a bus bay on the other side of Commerce south of Citation Place, beside Renforth Station. MiWay has not provided information on how eastbound route 21 buses arrive at that stop but one possible path would be:

northward along Commerce;
westward along Matheson Boulevard East;
southward along Renforth Drive;
eastward along the access road linking Renforth Drive to the Transitway and Commerce Boulevard; and then
northward along Commerce to the bus bay just south of Citation Place beside Renforth Station,
ending their trips.

Another could be:

southward along Commerce;
westward along the access road to the Transitway;
turning around in the traffic circle at the west end of the access road;
eastward along the access road; and then
northward along Commerce to the bus bay just south of Citation Place beside Renforth Station,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips in the bus bay on Commerce Boulevard south of Citation Place beside Renforth Station, then proceed:

along their usual route westward along Skymark Avenue.

Westbound buses no longer operate along Matheson Boulevard East between Commerce Boulevard and Explorer Drive and on Explorer between Matheson East and Skymark.

107 Malton express

Starting Wednesday, November 22, buses drop off or pick up passengers in Renforth Transitway Station.

Buses operating along the route enter or exit the Transitway onto or from Renforth Drive, instead of Commerce Boulevard.

Southbound buses no longer operate along Matheson East and Commerce before entering the Transitway. They skip the stop on Commerce at Skymark Avenue. Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at platform 1 in Renforth Station.

Northbound buses no longer operate along Commerce, Matheson Boulevard East or Eglinton Avenue after exiting the Transitway. They skip the stop on Commerce north of Citation Place. Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at platform 4 in Renforth Station.

43 Matheson - Argentia

Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours starting Wednesday, November 22, northbound buses start their trips in the bus bay on Commerce Boulevard south of Citation Place beside Renforth Station, then proceed:

along their usual route westward along Skymark.

Northbound buses skip their usual stop

  • on Skymark Avenue west of Commerce Boulevard.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a new stop

  • in the bus bay on Commerce Boulevard south of Citation Place beside Renforth Station.

During afternoon rush hours, southbound buses operate along their regular route.

109 Meadowvale express

Starting Wednesday, November 22, buses drop off or pick up passengers in Renforth Transitway Station.

Buses operating along the route enter or exit the Transitway onto or from Eglinton Avenue, instead of Commerce Boulevard.

Southbound buses no longer operate along Commerce and Matheson Boulevard East after exiting the Transitway. They skip the stop on Commerce north of Citation Place. Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at platform 7 in Renforth Station. After leaving Renforth Station, southbound buses continue along the Transitway, crossing under Renforth Drive and Eglinton Avenue West, before resuming their regular route eastward along Eglinton West.

Northbound buses no longer operate along Matheson East and Commerce before entering the Transitway. Instead, the enter the transitway from the westbound curb lanes of Eglinton West. They then cross under Renforth Drive, before entering Renforth Station.They skip the stop on Commerce at Skymark Avenue. Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at platform 1 in Renforth Station.

87 Meadowvale - Skymark

Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours starting Wednesday, November 22, southbound buses operate along their current detour routing around bridge construction on Eglinton Avenue at Etobicoke Creek to the bus bay on Commerce Boulevard south of Citation Place beside Renforth Station,

ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their usual stop

  • on Skymark Avenue west of Commerce Boulevard.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a new stop

  • in the bus bay on Commerce Boulevard south of Citation Place beside Renforth Station.

During afternoon rush hours, northbound buses operate along their usual route.

24 Northwest

Starting Wednesday, November 22, southbound buses operate along their usual route to Renforth Drive and Matheson Boulevard East, then proceed:

southward along Renforth;
eastward along the access road linking Renforth Drive to the Transitway and Commerce Boulevard; and then
northward along Commerce to the bus bay just south of Citation Place beside Renforth Station,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses no longer operate on Matheson Boulevard East between Renforth Drive and Commerce Boulevard, Commerce between Matheson East and Skymark Avenue and on Skymark Avenue west of Commerce.

Northbound buses start their trips in the bus bay on Commerce Boulevard just south of Citation Place beside Renforth Station, then proceed:

northward along Commerce to Matheson Boulevard East,
resuming their usual route eastward along Matheson East.

Northbound buses no longer operate on Skymark Avenue east of Explorer Drive, on Explorer between Skymark and Matheson Boulevard East and on Matheson East between Explorer and Commerce.

Toronto Transit Commission
32A Eglinton West

Starting Wednesday, November 22, buses operate to and from Renforth Transitway Station, instead of Skymark Hub.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Renforth Station, then proceed:

eastward along the Mississauga Transitway, crossing under Eglinton Avenue West; and then
continuing eastward onto Eglinton,
resuming their usual route.

Eastbound buses no longer operate on Skymark Avenue, Commerce Boulevard or Eglinton between Commerce and the new access road from the Transitway.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Skymark Avenue at Commerce Boulevard (Skymark Hub).

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers in Renforth Transitway Station.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue West and the access road to the Transitway from the westbound curb lanes on Eglinton. The bus then proceeds:

westward along the Mississauga Transitway under Renforth Drive to Renforth Station,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses no longer operate along Eglinton Avenue West west of the access road to the Transitway, on Explorer Drive between Eglinton and Skymark Avenue

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue West at Renforth Drive and Commerce Boulevard
  • on Explorer Drive north of Eglinton Avenue West and at Skymark Avenue and
  • on Skymark Avenue at Commerce Boulevard (Skymark Hub).

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers in Renforth Transitway Station.

After dropping off passengers in the station, the buses continue along the Transitway to a turn-around west of Commerce Boulevard. They then return eastbound along the Transitway to their starting point in Renforth Station for eastbound trips.

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112 West Mall

112B branch

Starting Wednesday, November 22, buses operate to and from Renforth Transitway Station, instead of Skymark Hub.

Southbound buses start their trips in Renforth Station, then proceed:

westward along the Mississauga Transitway; and then
eastward along the access road to Commerce Boulevard,
resuming their usual route southward along Commerce.

Southbound buses no longer operate on Skymark Avenue.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Skymark Avenue at Commerce Boulevard (Skymark Hub).

Instead, southbound buses pick up passengers in Renforth Transitway Station.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue West and the access road to the Transitway from the westbound curb lanes on Eglinton. The bus then proceeds:

westward along the Mississauga Transitway under Renforth Drive to Renforth Station,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses no longer operate along Eglinton Avenue West west of the access road to the Transitway, on Explorer Drive between Eglinton and Skymark Avenue

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue West at Renforth Drive and Commerce Boulevard
  • on Explorer Drive north of Eglinton Avenue West and at Skymark Avenue and
  • on Skymark Avenue at Commerce Boulevard (Skymark Hub).

Instead, northbound buses drop off passengers in Renforth Transitway Station.

112C branch

Starting Wednesday, November 22, buses divert to Renforth Transitway Station.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Renforth Drive at the access road to the Mississauga Transitway, then proceed:

westward along the access road and the Mississauga Transitway into Renforth Station;
then continuing westward along the Transitway;
eastward along the access road to Commerce Boulevard;
southward along Commerce;
eastward along Eglinton to Renforth Drive,
resuming their regular route southward along Renforth.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Renforth Drive at the access road to the Mississauga Transitway, then proceed:

westward along the Mississauga Transitway through Renforth Station to the turn-around west of Commerce Boulevard; then continuing
eastward along the Transitway to Renforth Station; then continuing
eastward along the Transitway and the access road to Renforth Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Renforth.

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The paths for TTC buses operating near Renforth Station until November 21, 2017.

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The paths for TTC buses operating through Renforth Station after November 22, 2017.