GTA West Corridor Advisory Panel Report

Population and employment growth is occurring across the Greater Golden Horseshoe – specifically, northwest of Toronto. This area includes portions of York, Peel and Halton regions, as well as Wellington County and the City of Guelph.

In 2007, the Ministry of Transportation began the Greater Toronto Area West Corridor Environmental Assessment (GTA West EA) to identify and address transportation needs in this area, with a focus on developing transportation projects.

In December 2015, the Minister of Transportation suspended the GTA West EA, and the ministry committed to a review of the project with the assistance of an advisory panel. The panel was asked to conduct a strategic assessment of potential alternative approaches to meet future needs for moving people and goods throughout the GTA West corridor, including how recent policy changes and new transportation technologies could impact the project going forward.

Please see the final report of the advisory panel here: GTA West Corridor Advisory Panel Report

In February 2018, after reviewing the advice of the panel, the Minister of Transportation announced that the province will not proceed with an environmental assessment for a proposed highway in the GTA West corridor.

To ensure that we are still able to meet the needs of this growing region, the Ministry of Transportation and the Independent Electricity System Operator, with support from the Ministry of Energy, have initiated a joint study to identify a smaller corridor that will be protected for future infrastructure needs, such as utilities, transit or other transportation options developed as part of the ministry’s comprehensive Greater Golden Horseshoe Transportation Plan.

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