MiWay Central Parkway Garage

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Central Parkway Garage
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Address 975 Central Parkway W, Mississauga, ON
Opened 1977
Capacity 400

Central Parkway Garage is one of two garages used by MiWay in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 975 Central Parkway West.

The current Central Parkway Garage facility consists of the following elements:

  • Central Parkway Garage (CP) - 975 Central Parkway West (opened in 1977)
  • Central Parkway Annex Garage (CX) 3567 Erindale Station Road (opened in 2009)
  • Body Shop - 3585 Erindale Station Road (opened in 2008)
  • Administrative Offices - 3484 Semenyk Court (south side of Central Parkway West, across from the garage)

The main Central Parkway Garage building was constructed in 1977, replacing an existing outdoor facility located at 3301 Wolfedale Road.

Over the years, various phases of expansion have taken place to accommodate growing service needs. The first major expansion occurred in 1989, when an addition to the east side of the garage added over 41,000 square feet of space and 7 bus storage lanes. The maintenance areas were rearranged, allowing for additional hoists to be installed.

The purchase of the former Marshall Steel site immediately west of the main building in the late 1980s allowed for additional expansion to occur in the early 1990s. An outdoor storage area was constructed accommodating approximately 50 buses. Buses were stored outside under canopies and connected to a 'UWE' heating system which kept the buses warm during colder winter months. A natural gas fueling station was also constructed to accommodate natural gas buses.

Expanding service needs required another expansion of the facility, which began in 2007. In order to create space for the expanded facility, the outdoor storage area with canopies as well as the existing body shop was demolished. The maintenance area of the existing garage was expanded, and a new body shop was constructed at the west end of the property, facing Erindale Station Road. The new body shop opened in June 2008. The most notable element of the expansion was the construction of a second bus storage area with wash bays, capable of accommodating 150 buses. This new storage area opened in 2009 and is known as Central Parkway Annex Garage.

As part of the overall expansion of the facility, all administrative offices were consolidated to a office building located at 3484 Semenyk Court, across the street from the main Central Parkway Garage building.

Despite the various expansions to the facility over the years, space is still at a premium, and it is common to see buses stored outside on the east side of the facility, along the former CP spur.

In October 2015, the facility was renamed E.J Dowling Transit Facility in honor of Ed Dowling, the first general manager of transit. Even though signage in front of the facility reflects this name, the garage buildings are still referred to by their original names, including on driver runguides.

Routes

As of January 2024 Central operates the following routes:

Current Operating Fleet

As of January 2024, the following buses are assigned to Central Parkway:

Fleet number range Manufacturer Model Total
0721-0731, 0733-0735 New Flyer D40LFR 14
0801-0816, 0818-0830, 0832-0836, 0838-0844 New Flyer D40LFR 41
0901-0919, 0921-0925 New Flyer D40LFR 24
1001-1020 Orion 07.501 VII 'BRT' 20
1031-1045 Orion 07.501 VII HEV 15
1101-1143 New Flyer XD40 43
1201-1215 Orion 07.501 VII 'BRT' 15
1351-1360 New Flyer XD60 10
1705-1706, 1708, 1710, 1721-1725 New Flyer XD40 9
1739, 1744, 1746-1747, 1752, 1762, 1766 Nova Bus LFS 7
1783, 1786-1787, 1790-1795, 1797-1799 Nova Bus LFS Artic 12
1801, 1803, 1807-1810 Nova Bus LFS 6
1901-1910 Nova Bus LFS HEV 10
2051-2061 New Flyer XDE60 11
2151-2155 New Flyer XDE60 5
2201-2274 New Flyer XDE40 74
2275-2290 New Flyer XDE60 16
2301-2353 New Flyer XDE40 53
2375-2396 New Flyer XDE60 22
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Fleet
40 Foot Buses 0721-0735, 0801-0844, 0901-0925, 1001-1020, 1031-1045, 1101-1143, 1201-1215, 1301-1314, 1401-1407, 1701-1727, 1730-1766, 1801-1812, 1901-1910, 2201-2274, 2301-2353
60 Foot Buses 1351-1360, 1770-1799, 2051-2061, 2151-2155, 2275-2290, 2375-2396
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Bus Stops 0001-0999 - 1000-1999 - 2000-2999 - 3000-3999 - 4000-4999 - 5000-5999 - 6000-6999 - 7000-7999 - 9000-9999
Garages Central Parkway - Malton
GO Stations Clarkson GO - Cooksville GO - Dixie GO - Erindale GO - Hurontario & 407 Park and Ride - Lisgar GO - Long Branch GO - Malton GO - Meadowvale GO - Port Credit GO - Streetsville GO
Terminals Brampton Gateway - Churchill Meadows Community Centre Terminal - City Centre Transit Terminal - Credit Valley Hospital - Dixie Mall - Erin Mills Town Centre - Humber College North Campus - Huron Park - Kipling Bus Terminal - Meadowvale Town Centre - Sheridan Centre - Skymark Hub - South Common Centre - Trillium Health Centre - University of Toronto Mississauga - Viscount Station - Westwood Square - Woodbine Centre
Transitway Winston Churchill - Erin Mills - City Centre - Central Parkway - Cawthra - Tomken - Dixie - Tahoe - Etobicoke Creek - Spectrum - Orbitor - Renforth
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MiLocal Routes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 35 36 38 39 42 43 44 45 46 48 49 51 53 57 61 66 68 70 71 73 74 76 87 90
MiExpress Routes 101 103 104 107 108 109 110
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