It looks like Zum on Airport Road is becoming closer to reality.

Proposed in 2014, the city’s newest Zum corridor would divert the 505 Zum line service off Humberwest Parkway and onto Airport Road.

New Zum stops are proposed at North Park/Cotrelle, Williams Parkway, Queen Street, Woodslea/Intermodal, and Airport Road.

Up until fairly recently, it was expect the route’s terminus would be at Bramalea GO, after turning at Steeles Avenue.

However, transit staff have proposed four different final stops, and are asking the public for their comments.

The four proposed terminuses are:

  • Bramalea GO
    • Connecting to Brampton Transit, GO Buses, and GO Trains
  • Westwood Terminal at Morningstar
    • Connecting to Brampton Transit, MiWay, and TTC
    • Would require additional new stop at Morning Star Drive
  • Pearson Airport’s Terminal Link Station at Viscount, via Malton GO
    • Connecting to MiWay buses, GO Buses, and GO Trains at Malton GO
    • Connecting only to MiWay Express 107 at Viscount
    • Would require additional new stops at Morning Star Drive, Derry Road, Malton GO, and Viscount
  • Pearson Airport’s Terminal 1, via Malton GO
    • Connecting to MiWay buses, GO Buses, and GO Trains at Malton GO
    • Connecting to MiWay, Brampton Transit, GO Trains, GO Buses, TTC Buses, and the UP Express at Terminal 1
    • Would require additional new stops at Morning Star Drive, Derry Road, Malton GO, and Terminal 1

Brampton Transit has outlined the advantages and disadvantages of each routing option. The option with the least disadvantages is terminating at Viscount.

If taken to Terminal 1, this would Brampton Transit’s second route directly to the airport. It is unknown whether Brampton Transit would eliminate or reduce service on the 115, which would duplicate the route south of Derry Road.

The total cost of the expansion would be $19.1 million, and half of the funding has been requested from the federal government’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

If funding is granted, Zum buses could be running on Airport Road by 2018.


The city is having two public open houses and you can fill out an online survey.

  • Bramalea Transit Terminal, November 30 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Trinity Common Transit Terminal, December 1 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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