Queen Street is a major east-west road running through the city of Brampton and becoming Highway 7 in York Region’s City of Vaughan. It is a key arterial link to major centres beyond Brampton’s boundaries. The City of Brampton is looking to a long-term revitalization and urbanized intensification along this corridor and transit service along this route will play a critical role in the development of this area.
The City’s vision for rapid transit in the Queen Street corridor is to evolve from existing Züm bus service and introduce dedicated rapid transit between Downtown Brampton and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre mobility hubs/urban growth centres. Transit service along this corridor will interface with the Kitchener GO line and Züm services in the west end, to York Region Transit/VIVA and the TTC in the east end.
The Queen Street Transit Master Plan will recommend a transit technology (Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit or a combination of both) for the corridor from McLaughlin Road to Regional Road 50. Building upon the study completed by Metrolinx in 2013 – “Queen Street Corridor Benefits Costs Analysis (BCA)”, the study will also examine land use, urban design, active transportation, and traffic within the Queen Street corridor.