Unpopular 400 series highway - GTA West - moves into phase 2

News 100 blueBy Staff

July 12th, 2021



The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is in Stage 2 of the GTA West Transportation Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study.

After confirming the Preferred Route and 2020 Focused Analysis Area on August 7, 2020, the GTA West Project Team commenced developing the Preferred Route to a preliminary design level of detail.


With the decision made to proceed with the highway – MTO moves to Phase 2

Stage 2 focuses on a new highway and transit corridor.

Extending from Highway 400 in the east to the Highway 401/407 ETR interchange area in the west.

Includes a 400- series highway and transit, and potential goods movement priority

To further meet the public’s needs and address community questions, a Webinar will be hosted by the GTA West Project Team on July 28, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The transit corridor will be 60m of the total ROW, will run parallel to the GTA West highway and will:

Gta West row

Right of way for a highway that will have lanes for buses as well

Allow buses (and potentially in the future, light rail vehicles) to operate on express schedules.

Include stations at strategic locations and provide transit connections with buses onto major arterial roadways, Highway 401, 407ETR, Highway 410, Highway 427, and Highway 400.

July 28, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1VIpZJUbSWayDMAorhXiAg .

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4 comments to Unpopular 400 series highway – GTA West – moves into phase 2

  • Steven Holman

    It must be a toll road

  • Denise W

    This isn’t my thing. But I have to wonder, if at completion (feign surprise) it becomes a toll road.

    • Steve

      Yes, a toll road, and then sell it off to a foreign country who quickly figures out they can cut maintenance costs by charging so much money that only the wealthy can afford to use the road, still making the same profit. Great for them, a kick in the teeth for Canadians. It’s why I love governments so much.

      • Steve Holman

        The road is impeccably maintained. As for ownership check it out : The Company is owned by indirectly owned subsidiaries of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (total 50.01%), also known as CPP Investments; Cintra Global S.E., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S. A. (43.23%); and SNC-Lavalin (6.76%). Your cynicism and anger seems to have disabled your thinking. It happens