Several cities in Canada have approved rail rapid transit lines, with Ottawa's Confederation Line beginning construction in 2013. In Toronto, the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown is well underway. The next to begin construction will be the Waterloo Region LRT with the first phase connecting the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario in 2014. The cities of Mississauga and Brampton also have an approved LRT line that will connect the two cities by way of Hurontario Street beginning construction in 2014 as well. In December 2012, Calgary opened its West LRT line which is the most recent expansion of any rapid transit system in the country. As of January 2013, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto are all expanding their rapid transit networks, with the Vancouver Skytrain and Ottawa O-Train to begin construction of their new lines in early - mid-2013.
^Douglas John Bowen (2013-07-12). "Waterloo opts for Bombardier LRVs". International Railway Journal. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-13. The first of the Flexity Freedom LRV are due to be delivered in mid-2016, and will be used on the 19km, 16-station line from Conestoga Mall in Waterloo to Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener. The $C 92.4m ($US 89.2m) contract will include an option for 16 additional vehicles.