Toronto-based IBI Group has announced that the Mississauga Transitway was recognized with an Award of Merit for Design Excellence in Infrastructure at the AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards.
For the original concept design, IBI Group worked as a sub-consultant to WSP/MMM Group to develop the conceptual design for all proposed stations for both the east and west Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems.
The Mississauga Transitway is an 18-km BRT corridor running east-west across Mississauga, connecting with Toronto public transit, supporting local, express, GO Transit and other intercity services for thousands of riders per day.
IBI designed eight station buildings within the east system operated by Mississauga Transit. The GO Transit Mississauga BRT West stations involved two station facilities and several civil roadway structures along with a dedicated busway between the Erin Mills and Winston Churchill facilities.
The east and west stations have distinct architectural expressions that identify the two BRT operators, Mississauga Transit and GO Transit. Each prototype is designed with a similar look, and feel, through the use of consistent materials, architectural elements, and detailing that identifies the transit system.
At each site, the designs are adapted to local geography, road alignments, location of multi-use paths, and existing and future adjacent commercial, institutional and residential developments.
This BRT project represents only the second, grade-separated busway in Canada, the other being in Ottawa.
Architect: IBI Group
Consulting engineers: HH Angus and WSP
Accessibilty: DesignABLE Environments
Contractor: Dufferin Construction
Wayfinding: Entro Communications