Queen Street Highway 7 BRT

Introducing the proposed Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT project

Project is in collaboration with Regions of Peel and York and the City of Brampton.

Jan 18, 2023

The proposed Queen Street-Highway 7 bus rapid transit (Q7BRT) will allow transit riders to travel from the west end of Brampton, all the way to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre on one bus.

It is anticipated the Q7BRT would have one to two stops per kilometre with some of those stops connecting to other regional networks such as GO Transit, and the TTC subway.

The proposed Q7BRT would also unlock regional mobility by providing a very important Peel Region-to-York Region connection (as opposed to transit routes that run into and out of downtown Toronto).

Queen Street Highway 7 BRT

The proposed Queen-Highway 7 BRT would traverse 24 kilometres across the cities of Brampton and Vaughan. (Metrolinx image)

Find out more and get involved

Metrolinx is introducing the project through an online information session that will run virtually from Jan. 23 to Feb. 3, 2023.

A live virtual meeting is also scheduled for the evening of Jan. 26 that will enable the public to hear directly from the project team and get real time answers to questions.

Learn the difference between curbside and median BRT stops and which is best to use when and where.

Residents can learn more about the project and participate in the virtual meeting by registering at metrolinx.com/Q7BRT.

Queen Street Highway 7 BRT

The above image of York Region’s Viva BRT is an example of what the Queen-Highway 7 BRT could look like. (Metrolinx image)

Queen Street Highway 7 BRT

An example of a median BRT. (Metrolinx graphic)

What is BRT?

Bus rapid transit (BRT) vehicles travel along dedicated bus lanes – with either curbside or centre median stops.

This means passengers benefit from shorter travel times and improved reliability as the buses won’t get bogged down in regular traffic.

All in all, it is anticipated that the proposed Q7BRT would provide more transit choice, improve the liveability for area residents, and support economic development along the corridor.

by Suzanne Schofield Metrolinx communications senior advisor